In recent hours, the Israeli Army has launched a series of attacks on the Jabalia displaced persons camp, in the north of Gaza, a few hours after the resumption of its operations in the northern part of the Palestinian enclave that it announced this past Saturday.

The Palestinian Maan news agency, citing local sources, reports shelling on residential areas to the east of the Jabalia camp and in the vicinity of the shelter centers in the center of the camp, as well as the Ahmed bin Hanbal mosque, on the outskirts of the this of the place.

Furthermore, witnesses from the pan-Arab channel Al Jazeera have assured that several Israeli tanks have begun to advance towards the camp, crossing the Saladin highway that crosses the Strip, and are beginning to surround the evacuation centers.

The Israeli Army has also attacked other points in northern Gaza, especially in Beit Lahia. The official Palestinian news agency Wafa has reported a dozen dead in overnight Israeli attacks, which have also left dozens missing in the rubble.

Israel’s new offensive in northern Gaza was announced this past Saturday in a return to operations in the area, apparently ended in January — when the Israeli Army claimed full “operational control” of the area — understanding that Hamas militias were “recomposing themselves.”

According to sources from Channel 13 of Israeli television, the chief of the General Staff of the Israeli Army, General Harzi Halevi, acknowledged before the Israeli war cabinet that the return to combat in the north of the Strip “is a task worthy of Sisyphus “that “it will have to be repeated again and again without a process to establish an authority and infrastructure in Gaza other than that of Hamas.”

In fact, Israeli Army sources cited by the ‘Jerusalem Post’ anticipate, as a result of this renewed campaign, a new forced displacement of between 100,000 and 150,000 people who returned to northern Gaza in recent weeks.