Hamas Fighters Surrendered in Northern Gaza: Israel

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 Hamas Fighters Surrendered in Northern Gaza: Israel

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Saturday that the control of Hamas militants in the Gaza region is showing signs of collapse. According to a report from the Times of Israel, the IDF shared a video depicting a Hamas operative surrendering an assault rifle to Israeli troops, symbolizing a growing trend of terrorists yielding.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi emphasized the daily successes against terror operatives, with an increasing number being killed, wounded, and now surrendering. He viewed these surrenders as indications of the breakdown of the Hamas system, urging for intensified efforts.

The footage portrays a scene where a man, holding a gun and magazine above his head, surrenders near a tank. Other Palestinians, stripped to their underwear, display ID cards across the street. An IDF soldier issues instructions in Arabic through a megaphone. The authenticity of the video was confirmed by an IDF official, stating that in Shejaiya and Jabaliya, surrendered terrorists handed over weapons and equipment.

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar reportedly fled northern Gaza at the war onset, seeking refuge in a humanitarian convoy heading southward. The IDF believes he is in Khan Younis or possibly in one of the underground tunnels.

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari confirmed a significant number of Hamas members surrendering, providing valuable intelligence about the group operations. Interrogations revealed that Hamas operatives on the ground face a challenging situation, with the leadership, including Sinwar, allegedly out of touch with reality. Complaints surfaced about the leadership disregard for the public in Gaza, causing concerns among the operatives.

Hagari emphasized that the intelligence gathered aids in operational activities and creates more targets. Meanwhile, a war cabinet meeting discussed the ongoing fighting in Gaza and debated whether to allow Palestinian workers back into Israel after their exclusion following the October 7 Hamas-led onslaught. The assault resulted in the death of approximately 1,200 people, with around 240 taken hostage.

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