Palestinian resistance thwarted several Israeli incursions into Gaza strip overnight, as Israeli warplanes ramped up strikes against civilians in the besieged enclave.
Hamas Palestinian resistance group announced on Saturday the failure of the Israeli ground attack, saying significant losses were inflicted upon the occupation forces.
“The enemy fell into ambushes set up by the Palestinian resistance on three fronts,” Hamas said in a statement, adding that resistance fighters used Kornet anti-tank missiles and Yassin shells against occupation forces.
The Israeli occupation used helicopters to evacuate the wounded and the dead from the battlefield, the group stated, expecting that the Israeli occupation will try further incursions.
Meanwhile on Saturday, the Israeli army, which rarely acknowledges losses, shared a footage of occupation forces operating in the Gaza Strip.
The undated video showing tanks was shared through the military’s official account on X.
Earlier on Friday, Israeli occupation army said ground troops were “expanding their efforts inside Gaza to dismantle the infrastructure of Hamas.”
Late Friday night, Palestinian media also reported that Israeli tanks were taking their position within the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli incursion was preceded by a near-total blackout of internet and cellphone service.
The largest telecommunications provider in Gaza that was still largely operational, Paltel, said Friday that it had suffered a complete disruption of all services after heavy Israeli bombing earlier in the day destroyed its last remaining infrastructure connecting it to the global internet.
NetBlocks, a U.K. company that tracks global internet connectivity, said the bombing created the biggest internet blackout since the conflict began.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society issued a statement Friday saying that the disruption would likely cause significant problems for emergency medical services in Gaza.
“We have completely lost contact with the operations room in Gaza Strip and all our teams operating there due to the Israeli authorities cutting off all landline, cellular and internet communications,” the group said.
The Israeli occupation has intensified its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, with extended series of large explosions lighting up the sky over the Gaza city and other regions across the enclave.
Palestinian media described last night as the most violent since the outbreak of the Israeli aggression on the territory.