Golani Brigade soldiers, along with tanks from the 188th Armored Brigade and their engineering units, have successfully breached the Hamas battalion in Gaza City's Zeitoun neighborhood, nearing complete control of the area, the IDF reported Monday evening.
This development follows four days after fighting began in the sector, according to the army.
Commanders of the 36th Division, to which the forces are subordinated, estimate that securing and clearing the Zeitoun neighborhood of terrorist elements will take an additional 72 hours.
The forces are expected to maintain an eastward trajectory, extending their operations toward parts of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. (Yoav Zitun)