The Israeli armed forces have expanded the operation at the Shifa hospital to its southern part, the Israeli broadcaster reported on Thursday.
If on Wednesday, the Israeli forces were focused on buildings located in the western part of the medical complex, now the emphasis is on the southern part of the hospital, the broadcaster said.
On Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that it was carrying out a "precise and targeted" operation against the Palestinian movement Hamas in the Shifa hospital, which is the largest medical facility in the Gaza Strip.
On October 7, Palestinian movement Hamas launched a surprise large-scale rocket attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip and breached the border, killing and abducting people in neighboring Israeli communities. Israel launched retaliatory strikes and ordered a complete blockade of the Gaza Strip, cutting off supplies of water, food, and fuel.