February 22, 2024

The IDF beefed up its positions across northern Gaza to prevent surprise attacks by Hamas after a briefing by Lt.-Gen. Herzi Halevi on Wednesday. Additionally, Maj. Gen. (res.) Nitzan Alon established a special apparatus near the Gaza border to handle hostages that might be taken by Hamas during the war pause. The IDF also continued attacks on Hamas in Jabalia and Zeitoun, uncovering weapons hidden in civilian locations. If the war pause ends soon, the IDF would focus on finishing off Hamas in Jabalia, Zeitoun, and Shejaiya, with plans to invade Khan Younis and Rafah as well.