The Israeli occupation forces announced the withdrawal of a new brigade from the northern Gaza Strip as part of a reduction in the number of its forces there and a transition to the third phase of the war, which is approaching its 120th day. Is.
According to an interactive map broadcast by Al Jazeera, the total number of combat brigades withdrawn from the Gaza Strip reached 11, while according to the Institute for Gaza, 10 brigades are still fighting, half of which are in the city of Khan Younis in the south. . War Studies.
In this context, Major General Faiz al-Duwairi, a military and strategic expert, said that the capture was announced 3 weeks ago that its war was entering the third phase in the northern Gaza Strip, where vehicles were captured over a period of a few days. was withdrawn, while the aerial bombardment campaign continued.
He explained during his analysis for Al Jazeera that the occupation forces' entry into the north is limited to gathering information about the presence of Palestinian resistance fighters, or obtaining information about detained prisoners.
He explained that the third phase meant selective surgical operations to achieve limited objectives, indicating that the brigade's withdrawal occurred when they were exhausted and had suffered heavy losses, at a time when there was no doubt about where they would go. There is conflicting information. In the Gaza envelope or on the northern front with Lebanon.
However, the strategic expert confirmed that the third phase has not penetrated from Wadi Gaza to Rafah in the south, stressing that the main fighting is taking place in the city of Khan Yunis, in which 4 Israeli brigades, in addition to the 5th, are engaged. Have presence. Brigade in its eastern sector.
He reported that the Khan Yunis camp is small in area, and the maximum penetration into it reached 200 meters after 10 days of fighting, stressing that this gives an idea of the nature of the fighting in the south, he described the fighting as open. war.
According to al-Duwairi, he stressed that the biggest challenges to capture are human losses and the cost of accessing the precious catch, “if it can access it”.