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The occupation announces the killing of one of its soldiers, and Al-Qassam targets its forces and vehicles in Jabalia and Rafah

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Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), was deployed Pictures of the targeting of Israeli forces east of the Jabalia camp and vehicles east of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, and pictures of two sniper operations in the two axes were also broadcast, while the Israeli army announced the killing of a soldier in battles in northern Gaza, and said that the fighting in Jabalia may be the most fierce since the start of the ground battle in the Strip on the 27th. Last October.

The Al-Qassam Brigades broadcast pictures of the battles in the areas of the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip, which included a combined operation to target a Merkava tank and a troop carrier with Al-Yassin 105 shells and machine guns. It also broadcast pictures of the battles east of Rafah, and included scenes of targeting Israeli soldiers and vehicles.

For its part, the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, broadcast images of the bombing of military crowds with 107 mm missiles in the Netzarim axis.

The Al-Quds Brigades also announced that they had bombed Sderot, in cooperation with the “Salah al-Din Brigades,” with a missile salvo, and broadcast images that they said showed their fighters targeting Israeli soldiers and vehicles that had penetrated into eastern Rafah with mortar shells.

The Al-Quds Brigades also published pictures of its fighters shooting an Israeli sniper east of the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

Violent clashes broke out between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation forces in the Juhr al-Dik area, northeast of the Central Governorate in the Gaza Strip, and pictures obtained by Al Jazeera showed the ferocity of the clashes.

Occupation losses

On the other hand, the Israeli army announced the killing of a soldier from the Paratroopers Brigade during battles in the northern Gaza Strip, and said in a statement that the soldier was called Ben Avishai and he was 20 years old.

The Israeli army said on Friday that the fighting currently taking place in the Jabalia area in the northern Gaza Strip “may be the fiercest” in the region since the start of its ground attack on October 27.

The Israeli army announced at the beginning of last January that it had “completed the dismantling of the military structure of the Hamas movement in the northern Gaza Strip,” and was now focusing on the center and south of the Strip. However, violent fighting resumed about a week ago in Jabalia, the most densely populated area in the northern Gaza Strip after the city of Jabalia. Gaza.

The Israeli army said that “Hamas was in complete control of Jabalia until our arrival a few days ago,” four months after its spokesman, Daniel Hagari, announced that nothing remained in northern Gaza except militants operating intermittently and without leadership.

The army confirmed that it is currently conducting operations “in the Jabalia refugee camp in the city,” noting that “so far, our estimates indicate that we have killed about 200 “terrorists” since the resumption of violent fighting in Jabalia.

Before the war, Jabalia camp was the largest refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, and was crowded with more than 100,000 people crowded into an area of ​​1.4 square kilometers, according to the United Nations.

Director of Civil Defense in the Gaza Strip, Mahmoud Basal, said, “Since the beginning of the operation, 150 people have been martyred in Jabalia, among those we were able to reach.”

Basal added, “We are facing difficulty in reaching the homes that the army targeted due to the heavy shooting at us.”

He pointed out that “the Israeli army has arrived in the center of Jabalia camp near the market, and the battles are raging.”

Violent fighting also resumed in early May in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, south of Gaza City.

According to Israeli military sources reported by the media, the number of Hamas fighters in the Gaza Strip before the war that began on October 7 was approximately 30,000, distributed among 24 battalions.

Israel says that the last 4 Hamas battalions are deployed in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, and the Israeli army began its military operations there on May 7.

New massacres of the occupation

For its part, the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip announced that the Israeli occupation committed 4 massacres during the last 24 hours, killing 31 martyrs and 56 wounded.

Thus, the total number of victims of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip rose to 35,303 martyrs and 79,261 wounded since last October 7.