Forces from the 99th and 162nd Divisions, supported by the IDF Air Force and Navy, are conducting a ground operation in central and southern Gaza.

In northern Gaza's Beit Hanoun area, a targeted IDF airstrike eliminated Ahmad Hassan Salmi al-Swarha, a Nukhba (Hamas special forces) commander involved in the October 7, 2023, attack on Israel. The operation followed extensive surveillance by the 414th Reconnaissance Unit, with no civilian casualties reported.

The 99th Division destroyed a mortar position in central Gaza used to target Israeli forces, resulting in the deaths of two militants in the past 24 hours.

In Rafah, the 162nd Division eliminated several militants and destroyed missile launchers during ongoing operations.