A Withdrawal comes after four months of fighting in the Khan Yunis area and six months after the start of the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

Only one Israeli brigade remains in the territory with the aim of guaranteeing a corridor between the south of Israel and the Gaza coast, blocking access to the north of the enclave and facilitating operations in the center and north of the Gaza Strip.

The confirmation comes after the Israeli army (IDF) recovered the lifeless body of Israeli hostage Elad Katzir, captured by Islamic Jihad, in Khan Yunis on Saturday.

Doctors from the Institute of Forensic Medicine identified the corpse overnight and authorities informed the family of Katzir, who was kidnapped during the October 7 attacks on kibbutz Nir Oz, as well as his mother, released during the seven-day truce. between Israel and Hamas in November.

The two main hospitals in this city, Al Amal and Nasser, were completely destroyed and inoperable after the attack by Hebrew troops in recent months on the grounds that there were alleged fighters in the facilities.

According to the Israeli army in a statement on April 2, “dozens of suspects” were handed over to the military forces to “be interrogated further”.

The Israeli army said today that before its withdrawal from southern Gaza, its combat units carried out the last operations in the Al Amal neighborhood to complete the dismantling of the “terrorist infrastructure”.

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Israel’s next objective in Gaza appears to be the announced military incursion into Rafah, in the south of the enclave, where 1.4 million displaced people live and where, according to the Israeli armed forces, four Hamas battalions still remain.

The incursion is opposed by the United States, Israel’s main military ally.

The Hamas Ministry of Health announced on Saturday a new toll of 33,137 deaths in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement on October 7.

According to a statement from the ministry, 75,815 people were injured in almost six months of war.

The ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip was triggered by the attack by the Islamist group Hamas on Israeli soil on October 7, 2023, which caused around 1,200 deaths and two hundred hostages, according to Israeli authorities.

Since then, Israel has launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip that has caused more than 33,000 deaths, according to Hamas, which has governed the small Palestinian enclave since 2007.

Israeli retaliation is causing a serious humanitarian crisis in Gaza, with more than 1.1 million people in a “situation of catastrophic hunger” that is already claiming victims – “the highest number ever recorded” by the UN in studies on food security in the world.

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