On Monday Defense Minister Yoav Gallant issued a formal announcement declaring that Hamas has lost control of the Gaza Strip, at a moment the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are still fighting to fully capture Gaza City, involving continued fierce fighting in the vicinity of the besieged al-Shifa Hospital.

“There is no force of Hamas capable of stopping the IDF. The IDF is advancing to every point. The Hamas organization has lost control of Gaza. Terrorists are fleeing south,” Gallant said.