Tel Aviv [Israel], December 7: Many US officials have predicted when Israel might end large-scale military operations in southern Gaza.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on December 6 that "fierce battles" between them and Hamas members in the Gaza Strip
"The most stressful day"
The IDF made the above announcement a day after Israeli soldiers advanced into the center of Khan Younis city in southern Gaza and surrounded the city, according to Reuters. Major General YaronFinkelman, Commander of the IDF Southern Command, said December 5, with many skirmishes, was "the most tense day since the start of the ground campaign" in Gaza at the end of October.
The focus of the Hamas-Israel
Many US officials predict Israel may end large-scale military operations in southern Gaza by January 2024, then conduct more targeted attacks on Hamas members and leaders. according to CNN. They said the White House is concerned about how the IDF offensive will play out in the coming weeks and has warned Israel to limit damage and civilian casualties.
A Lebanese soldier died because of Israel
While the Hamas-Israel conflict continued, the Lebanese army
The Israeli military acknowledged the attack that killed Lebanese soldiers, saying it targeted a Hezbollah position. The Israeli military affirmed that "the Lebanese Armed Forces were not the target of the attack", and said they regretted the incident.
In addition, the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) late on December 5 reported that Israel had shelled and airstrikes in southern Lebanon, killing a farmer, while Hezbollah announced an attack on Israeli positions. Since October, more than 110 people have been killed in southern Lebanon, mainly Hezbollah members, according to AFP. Israel said 6 of its soldiers and 3 Israeli civilians were killed.
Source: ThanhNien Newspaper