IDF Surprises With Siege on Khan Yunis Neighborhood, Targets Hamas Operations

By Yoni Weiss

Israeli troops operating in the Gaza Strip on Sunday. (IDF Spokesman)

In a surprise assault, the IDF initiated a siege on the Hemed neighborhood in Khan Yunis early Sunday, targeting Hamas terrorists.

Reports indicate that the quarter experienced approximately 50 airstrikes within a rapid six-minute time frame. The IDF clarified that the operation aimed to confront remaining Hamas forces in the area and dismantle the terror infrastructure established by Hamas within the civilian neighborhood.

“The extensive bombing is intended to create optimal conditions for the ground troops during their surprise assault on Hamas terrorists,” stated the IDF.

As a consequence of the siege, Hamas Radio reported that numerous families were trapped in apartment blocks, facing drone and tank fire. Notably, the affected area, a Qatari-built section, comprises 3,000 housing units designed for impoverished Gazans.

The IDF had previously announced entering the next phase of its operations in the southern part of Gaza, emphasizing precise actions to eliminate Hamas terrorists and infrastructure.

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