Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian militants in the north and center Gaza Strip today, while the Khaled Meshaalits high-ranking executive Hamasassured that the six-month war with Israel would “soon bend the enemy.”

Most Israeli soldiers withdrew from Gazapreparing for the operation in her southern city Rafa, where more than a million Palestinians have taken refuge. However, fighting continues in other areas.

Residents of the camp Al Nuseirat in central Gaza said dozens were killed or wounded by Israeli air, ground and sea bombardment that followed Thursday’s surprise ground attack. Houses and two mosques were destroyed, according to these sources. Health officials said earlier that six people were killed in the strikes in the camp and 70 others were injured, including three Palestinian journalists.

In Gaza CityPalestinian health officials said at least 25 people were killed and many wounded in an airstrike on a house in the neighborhood Al Daraj. Gaza’s health ministry said 89 Palestinians had been killed by Israeli strikes in the past 24 hours.

The Israeli military (IDF) said it was carrying out an “intelligence-based precision operation” against militants and their infrastructure in central Gaza. Yesterday, warplanes “struck more than 60 terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, including underground launch sites, military infrastructure and locations where armed terrorists were operating,” the army said in a statement. “At the same time, IDF artillery hit terrorist infrastructure in the central Gaza Strip.”

Meshaal spoke at an event in Doha, Qatar, in memory of the Hamas leader’s relatives Ismail Haniya who were killed in Gaza on Wednesday. “This is not the last round. It is an important round on the path to the liberation of Palestine and the defeat of the Zionist plan,” he said.