JERUSALEM — Israeli forces have conducted extensive operations in the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours, resulting in the deaths of dozens of Palestinian gunmen and the detention of scores, according to a statement from the Israeli military on Tuesday. The southern city of Khan Younis was highlighted as a focal point of the intense fighting.
The military reported that approximately 80 suspects were apprehended in Khan Younis, with some accused of involvement in the killing and kidnapping spree that occurred on October 7 in southern Israel. The incident was attributed to Hamas Islamists and is considered a triggering event for the ongoing Gaza war, which has been ongoing for almost four months.
The operations indicate a significant escalation in the conflict, with Israeli forces actively targeting individuals linked to recent attacks and unrest. The situation remains tense, and the Israeli military is expected to provide updates on the developments in the region as the situation unfolds. The events in Khan Younis underscore the complex and volatile nature of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.