Videos, photos, and satellite images verified by The Washington Post show some of the places where Israeli tanks and troops appear to have advanced into Gaza. These open source visuals provide a window into what happened when Gaza was plunged into digital darkness.
The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom published a video on Saturday that appears to show Israeli forces occupying a beach hotel two miles inside the Gaza Strip. In the video, the soldiers are shown carrying the Israeli flag and the man recording the video notes that the scene of the incident occurred three weeks after the “terrible crime,” a reference to the October 7 Hamas attack. Geolocation Written by Younis Al-Tirawi, Palestinian affairs writer, and later confirmed by The Washington Post.
Israeli army An additional video has been shared On Saturday, armored vehicles said to have entered Gaza along the northern border were shown. New vehicle tracks were created in the same area sometime between Thursday and Saturday, according to a comparison of satellite images provided to The Post by Planet Labs. The tracks, about a mile long, appear north of Sifa in the northeastern corner of Gaza, not far from the Israeli border. They can be identified by the trails that have been created or expanded in the area, said Jamon van den Hoek and Corey Scheer of Decentralized Damage Mapping Groupa network of scientists who use remote sensing to map the physical traces of conflict, after reviewing images.
On Monday, Palestinian journalist Youssef Al-Saifi recorded a video that he said showed an Israeli tank firing at a civilian car on Salah al-Din Road, the main highway linking northern and southern Gaza. Photojournalist Bashar Talib, who was with Al-Saifi and witnessed the scene, said in an interview that they were “surprised” to encounter an Israeli tank on the road. The Washington Post independently located the video showing an explosion that a student said killed three people.
A spokesman for Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, where the victims were taken, confirmed that the three had been killed.
Miriam Berger, Hajar Harb and Jonathan Baran contributed to this report.
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