According to the Israeli army, but also the media, the Gaza Strip has now been divided in two, while the Al Rashid coastal avenue is under Israeli control.
According to the Israeli army, the “significant” strikes continue.
Israeli forces “have surrounded Gaza City… (From) Today there is southern Gaza and northern Gaza,” said army spokesman D. Hagari
The troops “reached the coastline and are holding it,” he added.
“There are now widespread strikes on the infrastructure of terrorism – underground and above ground,” said D. Hagari.
Maps and other sources
The Wall Street Journal, the Times of Israel and especially the French agency AFP confirm the encirclement of Gaza, as well as the control of the Al Rashid coastal avenue, while Al Jazeera reports that the displaced citizens are around 1.7 million.
In other words, just over 25% of Palestinians are at home. This is the largest active refugee crisis in the world at the moment.
Grayed out on today’s Wall Street Journal map are Israel’s unconfirmed third-party claims, with only confirmed ones. Now they reached the sea.
Gaza is currently in its third total telecommunications blackout. Israeli media reported that troops were expected to enter Gaza City within 48 hours. The new breakdown in telecommunications made it even more complicated to share details about the new stage of the military offensive.
The map of November 2nd is confirmed with the difference that the coastal road of Gaza is also allegedly under Israeli control.
According to AFP, the Israeli army has surrounded Gaza City, dividing the Palestinian territory into a southern and a northern part.