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IDF gaining control of Shejaiya, official says

A senior official tells Channel 2 the IDF is “increasingly taking control of Shejaiya,” the Gaza City neighborhood where much of the fighting is concentrated.

“Our soldiers are there and are advancing carefully, destroying tunnels, and searching for weapons,” and have destroyed 120 targets in the area to date, he says.

The IDF killed 30 “terrorists” in the past 24 hours, and 210 overall since the ground offensive was launched last Thursday, the army said in a statement. Twenty-eight operatives are in Israeli custody.

The army has uncovered 28 tunnels in the Gaza Strip, and completely demolished six tunnels as well as 57 tunnel entrances, the IDF says.

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