On the border of the Gaza Strip, hundreds of Israeli armored vehicles are preparing for a ground offensive. At night, the IDF again struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas claims that they have entered Israeli territory by crossing the separation fence east of Khan Younis and destroyed 3 armored vehicles.
Netanyahu visited the military in Kibbutz Be’eri and Kfar Aza in southern Israel and announced the preparation of the next stage.
Egypt is reportedly strengthening the Rafa border crossing point with concrete blocks to prevent a mass influx of refugees from the Gaza Strip.
The Chairman of the Hamas Politburo, Ismail Haniyeh, appealed to the residents of Gaza not to evacuate to the south of the strip.