Israeli sources: Today is the toughest on the Israeli army since the beginning of the war

Israeli sources revealed that Monday was the "harshest day" for the Israeli occupation army since the beginning of the war on the Gaza Strip.

Israeli sources: Today is the toughest on the Israeli army since the beginning of the war

Israeli sources revealed that Monday was the "harshest day" for the Israeli occupation army since the beginning of the war on the Gaza Strip.

The sources said that nine officers and soldiers were killed and others were injured in two separate attacks during battles in the Gaza Strip in the last 24 hours.

One attack involved a truck bomb explosion, killing and wounding soldiers, and the other was a bombing of a building in the south of the strip, she said.

Israel's Channel 12 reported that Givati Brigade Sgt. Steve Pisha died of cardiac arrest after soldiers under his command were killed in the Gaza Strip.

The channel quoted sources close to the Israeli sergeant as saying that his death was due to his inability to bear what he saw in Gaza.

Al-Qassam ambushes
An hour ago, the Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), said that it had foiled an Israeli attempt to free an enemy prisoner in Al-Bureij camp after a special force infiltrated a place where the enemy believed that one of the prisoners was inside. The force was confronted, and its mission was thwarted.

In a separate statement, Al-Qassam said that its fighters targeted an Israeli special force inside a house with an anti-personnel missile, killing and wounding its members near the Al-Mahatta area in the city of Khan Younis, south of the Strip.

The brigades added that its fighters were able to detonate an anti-personnel device (thunderbolt) in an Israeli force and engaged the remaining members with machine guns inside a school near the Al-Mahatta area in Khan Younis, confirming that rescue crews came to the scene to evacuate the dead and injured.

According to the latest data released by the army on Monday, the number of injured soldiers and officers has increased to 1,042 since the start of its ground offensive on Gaza on October 27, 228 of them seriously injured, while the total number of injured has reached 2,438 since the outbreak of the war on October 7.

The number of Israeli soldiers and officers killed has reached 510 since the start of the war, including some 180 since the ground offensive.

Since Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7, the Israeli army has waged a devastating war on the Gaza Strip that has left 23,840 martyrs, 58,926 wounded, according to the Health Ministry's statements.


Source: Al-Jazeera