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Israel began bringing its forces overland into Khan Yunis from the Kissufim camp adjacent to the town of al-Qarara, northeast of the city, which is known as the stronghold of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
Khan Yunis is the birthplace of the commander-in-chief of the Qassam Brigades, Muhammad al-Deif, and the head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar.
Before entering by land, the IDF implemented a scorched-earth policy on areas east of al-Jarrara, and the forces continued their march from Kissufim to al-Jarara to the mills checkpoint, located right on Salah al-Din Street.
From Salah al-Din Street, Israeli vehicles can continue straight through open agricultural areas, all the way to al-Rashid Street on the sea coast.
If this happens, Israeli vehicles would have completely separated Khan Yunis from the north from the central Gaza Strip. If you reach al-Rashid Street, it will be several kilometers or less from areas west of Khan Yunis and from Nasser Hospital, the city's main hospital.
But the surprise in this war is what is currently happening in Bani Suhaila, far southeast of the city, specifically from the area of al-Fukhari, where this was the second point of the Israeli ground incursion into the southern Gaza Strip.
Israeli vehicles entered under heavy cover and belts of fire and continued their march until they reached the town of Bani Suhaila, which appears to be an effort to completely separate areas east of Khan Yunis from the rest of the governorate.
After separating Khan Yunis from the central Gaza Strip and isolating the eastern and western areas of the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces may move to completely separate Khan Yunis from Rafah.