Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip have resulted in the death of a prominent Hamas weapons manufacturer and multiple fighters, according to the Israeli military. These attacks are part of Israel's ongoing air and ground offensive targeting Hamas's extensive tunnel network beneath the besieged Palestinian enclave. The city of Gaza, which serves as the main stronghold for the Hamas group in the region, is currently surrounded by Israeli forces. The Israeli military claims that their troops have advanced into the heart of this densely populated city, while Hamas has reported that its fighters have inflicted significant losses on Israeli forces.
The Israeli military has specified that two separate airstrikes were responsible for eliminating a leading Hamas armorer, Mahsein Abu Zina, as well as fighters engaged in anti-tank or ground-to-ground rocket fire.
Additionally, there have been reports of clashes between Hamas and Israeli forces near the al-Shati (Beach) refugee camp in Gaza City. The situation remains highly complex and sensitive, with both sides involved in ongoing hostilities.