According to residents and medics, the Israeli tanks pushed back into parts of the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday which they had left weeks ago, while warplanes conducted air strikes on Rafah, the Palestinians’ last refuge in the south of the territory, killing and wounding several people.

Iran Press/ West Asia: On Tuesday, Israeli tanks re-entered the northern Gaza Strip, which they had previously withdrawn from. Meanwhile, warplanes carried out air strikes on Rafah, the southern part of the territory that serves as the last refuge for Palestinians, resulting in casualties. According to medics and residents, several people were killed or injured in the attack.

There has been an Internet outage reported by residents in the northern Gaza areas of Beit Hanoun and Jabalia. According to the residents and media outlets of the militant Palestinian group Hamas, tanks have advanced into Beit Hanoun and surrounded some schools where displaced families are taking refuge.

“Occupation soldiers ordered all families inside the schools and the nearby houses where the tanks had advanced to evacuate. The soldiers detained many men,” one resident of northern Gaza told Reuters via a chat app.

Israel began an offensive that has killed more than 33,000 people in response to attacks on the occupied lands by Hamas on Oct. 7.

Beit Hanoun, home to 60,000 people, was one of the first areas targeted by Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza last October. Heavy bombardment turned most of Beit Hanoun, once known as the basket of fruit because of its orchards, into a ghost town.

Palestinian health officials said an Israeli strike had killed four people and wounded several others in Rafah, where over half of Gaza’s 2.3 million people are sheltering and bracing for a planned Israeli ground offensive into the city, which borders Egypt.

On Tuesday, there were reports from Palestinian health officials and Hamas media that an Israeli air strike had occurred in the Al-Maghazi refugee camp within the central Gaza Strip. The reports stated that 11 Palestinians, which included children, had been killed. 219

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