The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has seized 11 military positions from Hamas since the beginning of the conflict, the IDF reported Saturday. The IDF expanded its fighting in the Shatti refugee camp near Gaza City, resulting in the deaths of more than 10 terrorists. Palestinian civilians escaped from the refugee camp. The Hamas-run Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that 11,078 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the battle, including 4,506 children, 3,027 women, 678 older adults and 2,867 men.
IDF forces continue to fight in the Gaza Strip, eliminating terrorists and directing air and artillery fire to attack terrorist infrastructure. The Nahal Brigade identified and destroyed an underground tunnel apparatus near a school.
Naval forces attacked structures used by the Hamas terrorist organization against IDF forces in the northern Gaza Strip and targeted storage facilities of naval equipment belonging to Hamas. Israel is also operating on two other fronts: Northern Israel against Hezbollah and against Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank. The IDF arrested several Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity in the village of Beit Fajar in the Bethlehem area and in the Jilzon refugee camp in the Ramallah district. Since the beginning of the Swords of Iron war, the IDF has arrested close to 1,000 Hamas operatives in the West Bank. Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.