Israel-Hamas war situation report day 59
December 4, 2023 - Israel has expanded its ground operations to the whole of the Gaza Strip, warning residents of evacuate eastern areas of Khan Younis and Rafah in the south, with tank advances cutting off Deir el-Balah and central Gaza.
The U.S. has called on Israel to protect civilians and has warned against their forced relocation or any attempt to redraw the borders amidst discussions in Israel on creating a buffer zone within Gaza.
The IDF says it struck 200 Hamas targets overnight, with over 800 dead since the fighting resumed on December 1 according to Hamas. The IDF says it discovered over 800 tunnel shafts in northern Gaza since the ground operation began.
In Jerusalem, the corruption trial of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to resume after being suspended on October 7 following the deadly attack by Hamas.