The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, has stormed settlements in the Gaza Strip envelope, as part of the "Al-Aqsa Flood" operation, which the resistance's commander-in-Chief announced in response to the occupation's aggression on Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa.
Several documented scenes showed Al-Qassam members entering the settlements in the Gaza envelope, clashing with occupation forces, and targeting settlers. They also took control of key facilities and areas. Images displayed Israeli casualties, and the resistance captured several Israeli soldiers.
Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that the militants seized armored vehicles belonging to the Israeli army and withdrew them to the Gaza Strip, adding that "dozens of armed individuals infiltrated an Israeli army site in northern Gaza and captured soldiers.”
Haaretz affirmed that the attack that came from Gaza is a significant surprise to Israeli military intelligence. According to Israeli sources, the Israeli occupation army lost control of one of its bases as well as the Beit Hanoun Erez crossing checkpoint.