Israel Mobilizes Reserve Brigades for Fighting in Gaza --So far, 34,183 Palestinians have been killed and 77,143 others injured in the Gaza Strip since the conflict began | 25 April 2024 | On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation forces mobilized two more reserve brigades to prepare for ground operations in the Gaza Strip. The brigades, which have so far operated near Israel's northern border, have heightened their readiness for ground operations in Gaza through a series of training, the Israeli Army said. "The soldiers practiced combat techniques and learned the main insights and lessons from the fighting and ground maneuver in the Gaza Strip so far," it noted. The move comes after the Israeli army pulled out some of its forces from Gaza. Army Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi previously said that the army would carry out a ground offensive in Rafah, Gaza's southernmost city.

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