Experts predict the military operation in Rafah could last several weeks to months due to the city's complexity and dense population, exacerbated by extensive underground tunnel networks constructed by Hamas and other Gaza Strip terrorists over the years.

Israeli armed forces are progressively securing the Philadelphia Corridor, closing in on routes used for smuggling weapons and ammunition from Egypt to Gaza. Currently, they control around half of the corridor.

The IDF is pleased with the swift evacuation of Rafah's population. So far, about a million people have fled the war zone. Tent cities have been set up for refugees, mainly in Khan Yunis and Deir al Balah in the Gaza Strip's central and western areas.

Meanwhile, the military operation in the northern sector continues, resulting in the deaths of at least 200 terrorists in Jabalia.

The bodies of Ron Binyamin, Shani Louk, Esther Amit Buskila, and Yitzhak Gelernter were found in a Jabalia tunnel.

Hamas anticipated Israeli troops reaching the tunnel and planted powerful explosive devices in the alley above. However, military vigilance led to the neutralization of the explosives, enabling the examination of the tunnel and recovery of the bodies.