On Saturday the Israeli military said they entered northern Gaza overnight and operations have now been expanded as their assault on the Palestinian militant group has been stepped up.
An Israeli spokesperson said the military are still “in the field” and did not provide any further information.
Israeli fighter jets fired on 150 “underground targets in what has been described as an intense night of raids.
The civil defense service in Gaza said on Saturday the airstrikes destroyed hundreds of buildings overnight.
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Mahmud Bassal, a spokesman for the Gaza Civil Defense, “Hundreds of buildings and houses were completely destroyed and thousands of other homes were damaged.”
Bassal told AFP, that the Israeli airstrikes have “changed the landscape” of northern Gaza overnight.
In a statement the military said that the targets included “terror tunnels, underground combat spaces and additional underground infrastructure. Furthermore, several Hamas terrorists were killed.”
Major Nir Dinar told the newspaper told the New York Times, “Our troops and tanks are inside the Gaza Strip. They’re shooting and they’re operating.
“But our troops and tanks were inside Gaza yesterday as well.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Israel to “immediately stop this madness” to end their “attacks” on targets in Gaza on Saturday.
Erdogan wrote on X, “The Israeli bombardments on Gaza intensified last night and once again targeted women, children and innocent civilians and worsened the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
“Israel must immediately stop this madness and end its attacks.”
On Saturday, Erdogan has encouraged a large turnout for a rally to support of Palestinians in Istanbul.
“We will declare loud and clear that we stand alongside the Palestinian people against Israel’s persecution,” he said.