Israel-Hamas war situation report day 60
December 5, 2023 - IDF tanks and bulldozers are advancing on Khan Younis amidst heavy fighting with Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, while the main Salah al-Din road is closed to passage north and south.
The IDF has designated the Mawasi area on the coast west of Khan Younis a safe “humaitarian area“ for residents to leave the town. In the north, the Israeli military has advanced into Jabalia refugee camp,where it says it has destroyed a Hamas general security HQ.
Reports in the Wall Street Journal suggest that Israel has set up large pumps north of Gaza City for flooding out Hamas network of up to 500km of tunnels.
- Israel touts high-tech evacuation plan amid rising Gaza death toll (Financial Times)
- Fear grips southern Gaza amid Israeli bombardment (Al Jazeera)
- Iran update (ISW)
- UN says Gaza to get 'even more hellish' as Israel expands operation (BBC)
- IDF says troops raided Hamas’s general security HQ, are encircling Gaza’s Jabaliya (Times of Israel)