Israel-Hamas war, day 184: the Israeli army announces withdrawing part of its troops from the south of the Gaza Strip, after six months of conflict

Six months after the attack perpetrated by Hamas in Israel, clashes left 33,175 dead in the Gaza Strip, mostly civilians, according to a report released on Sunday April 7 by the territory's health ministry, administered by the movement

Israel-Hamas war, day 184: the Israeli army announces withdrawing part of its troops from the south of the Gaza Strip, after six months of conflict

Six months after the attack perpetrated by Hamas in Israel, clashes left 33,175 dead in the Gaza Strip, mostly civilians, according to a report released on Sunday April 7 by the territory's health ministry, administered by the movement. Palestinian Islamist. In twenty-four hours, 38 additional deaths were recorded, according to a press release from the ministry, which also reports 75,886 wounded in six months of war. On October 7, 2023, 2,000 Hamas fighters took more than 250 civilians hostage and killed nearly 1,200 people.

“Today, Sunday, April 7, the Israeli Army’s 98th Commando Division completed its mission in Khan Yunis. The division left the Gaza Strip in order...to prepare for future operations,” the army said in a statement. Asked by Agence France-Presse (AFP) whether this meant all troops had left the southern Gaza Strip, a military official replied “yes.”

The Israeli daily Haaretz broadcast on Sunday confirms the information, citing an army official. According to him, “there is no need for us to stay in the sector.” “Our mission was to dismantle Hamas’ Khan Yunes Brigade, and we succeeded,” he added. “Our second mission was to bring back the hostages, and we failed,” referring to the recent operation in Al-Shifa hospital. The official radio station of the Israeli army, Gali Tsahal, confirmed on X that “the 98th division left Khan Yunès (…) after four months of fighting”.

Former minister Gideon Saar, classified on the right, castigated this announcement by the army on to achieve the objectives of the war.”

Israeli strikes targeted eastern Lebanon at dawn on Sunday, where Hezbollah is strongly established, reported a source close to this pro-Iranian formation, with Lebanese civil defense not reporting any casualties.

The Israeli army confirmed this strike on its Telegram channel, claiming to have targeted Hezbollah sites in response to the destruction of one of its drones by this movement on Saturday above Lebanon. “Israeli strikes targeted two areas in the Bekaa plain,” Janta and Sifri, the source close to Hezbollah told AFP.

London will deploy a Royal Navy ship to deliver aid to Palestinians in Gaza via the humanitarian corridor from Cyprus, the British government announced on Sunday. The ship “is en route to the Eastern Mediterranean to support international efforts to deliver vital aid to Gaza,” Defense Minister Grant Shapps said in a statement.

It will “support the establishment of the international humanitarian maritime corridor from Cyprus to Gaza, supported by several of our partners and by the United Nations,” added Foreign Minister David Cameron.