The 98th Division, the IDF's Special Forces Division, launched an attack and is fighting for the first time in the heart of Khan Yunis/IDF Spokesperson
On Thursday, the IDF revealed five receipts from purchases made by Mu'ad Ismail Haniyeh, the son of the head of Hamas' political bureau. The documents were found during the ground operation in the Gaza Strip and testified to the many purchases made by the son of a senior Hamas figure, who purchased thousands of dollars of luxury jewelry from stores in the Gaza Strip and Qatar. According to the IDF Spokesperson's statement, the sums of money used in 2022 are equivalent to a salary of almost two years for the average Gaza resident.
For all updates on the war Meanwhile, the second phase of the war in the Gaza Strip has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis, with hundreds of thousands of displaced people fleeing the north forced to seek new shelter in the already crowded southern part of the
Strip. Many are advancing from Khan Yunis, the epicenter of the fighting, to the southern edge of the Gaza Strip, Rafah on the Egyptian border, amid growing signs that the Hamas regime is weakening and the "barrier of fear" is beginning to break.
Receipt dated 19/04/21 from Samir Abdullah al-Saadi & Co. Jewelry Company for 1,040 dinars ($1,470)/IDF Spokesperson
One of the residents, who went on the radio, was not afraid to express his opinions about Yahya Sinwar and his partners. "I have a message for the Hamas leadership," said the interviewee, journalist Mohammed Mansour. "Allah will curse you. And Sinwar, you are the son of a dog. Allah will take revenge on you for the destruction you have brought upon us."
He called on Hamas to release the remaining Israeli abductees held by it, after the collapse of the deal for their release led to a renewal of fighting. "We were expelled from Gaza to Khan Yunis, and from Khan Yunis to Rafah. We were separated from our children, wives and families. Release these hostages already!" enraged Mansour. "Sinwar, Deif and the despicable people who are with them are hiding underground. Yahya Sinwar, we don't even have water."
Receipt dated 19/12/22 from the Doha Gold and Jewelry Company for 7,400 dinars ($10,430)/IDF Spokesperson
While the organization's leaders hide in tunnels, the residents who remain above ground are experiencing tremendous destruction and depletion of basic goods, including food and water. These are kept in UNRWA warehouses, but do not reach them. Footage released yesterday showed angry residents looting one of the warehouses in Khan Yunis.
"What corruption. We are four people, there are refugees with us and we try to find or even buy food. An UNRWA agent didn't give us anything, the police told the agent not to give out," wrote one resident in a local Telegram group. Another wrote: "UNRWA is ruining our lives like the Jews."
Activity in the Gaza Strip/IDF Spokesperson's Office
And when the Hamas-affiliated Qatari Al Jazeera network tried to blame Israel for the situation, an elderly resident who fled north of Khan Yunis returned fire to the organization that has ruled Gaza since 2007. "All the aid goes down (to the tunnels)! The aid does not reach the nation and the entire nation," she told a surprised network reporter, who tried to change her mind but replied: "No, no, everything goes to their homes. They take everything."
In another incident this week, documented and shared on social networks, residents threw stones at Hamas members in an attempt to prevent them from looting a humanitarian convoy that passed through Egypt to the Rafah crossing. The angry residents called out to Hamas forces, who fired at them, "Come here, if you are real men." At the end of the footage, angry demonstrators were seen chasing the convoy.
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