The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have announced a new strategy to defeat Hamas in Gaza City. The central command and logistical and organizational heart of Hamas are located in the city, making it the perfect target for the IDF’s operations. As a result, the IDF has launched a siege of the city, dividing it into two sections: North Gaza and South Gaza.
The primary goal of the IDF is to destroy Hamas, which is being carried out through historical urban warfare. This involves creating various nuclei within the city and constantly raiding Hamas’ tunnel and subway system. There is also an emphasis on accelerating the exodus of Gaza City’s civilian population, with over 2/3 already moved to camps in the South.
These developments show that Hamas faces total intelligence about their activities while their infrastructure is being systematically dismantled by the Defense Forces. The IDF’s objective is clear and in sight: destroy Hamas.
Meanwhile, tensions continue to escalate between Iran and the U.S., with more than 30 missiles being launched against units of Iranian Revolutionary Islamic Guard deployed in Syria and Iraq after attacks on American bases in the region. Despite attempts by the Pentagon to deter these actions, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues to launch more attacks, revealing geopolitical weaknesses experienced by both countries.
Iran knows that it can take advantage of America’s perceived weaknesses and has become increasingly aggressive, even launching its own nuclear missiles. Amidst all this conflict, Israel continues to execute its remarkable strategy effectively against Hamas in Gaza City. If successful, this victory could reestablish Israel’s deterrent capacity lost due to its strategic defeat in October.