Palestinian Territories, Armed Conflict / War, Level 4: Fighting on the border with Israel and countermeasures by the Israeli military – Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories [Update 215]

Update 2023-12-19 (2): According to the sources from Tuesday (19 December), the Israeli forces have taken over the Hamas stronghold in Jabalia.

Update 2023-12-19 (1): According to media reports, heavy fighting took place around Khan Yunis on Tuesday morning (19 December, local time). According to reports, Israeli forces attacked targets near the city centre with tanks and aircraft. In the Rafah area, three buildings were targeted by Israeli shells and airstrikes, killing at least 20 people, according to Palestinian reports. Fighting has also been reported from the Al-Bureij area in central Gaza. Meanwhile, the Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip was put at 19,453 on Monday (18 December).