IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari said on Friday evening that IDF troops located additional underground infrastructure in Shifa Hospital in Gaza, and continue to work in order to "collect all information about the hostages".
Hagari told reporters that "anytime we have new information about the hostages, we will update the families and then the public through the media, we will not hide information from you."
"We are determined and continue to move forward, to kill terrorists and destroy underground infrastructure and dismantle what remains of Hamas' military infrastructure," he stated.
Hagari was asked about the prospects of the troops entering the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and replied, "We are determined to keep moving forward. This will happen wherever Hamas is, and they are also in the southern Gaza Strip. It will happen at the best time, place and under the best conditions for the IDF."
On the government’s decision to permit fuel to enter the Gaza Strip, Hagari said that the fuel was intended "only for humanitarian needs." He added that "we will be monitoring this matter."
On the situation in the northern border, the IDF Spokesperson said, "We attacked Hezbollah targets in Lebanese territory, including terrorist infrastructure, a weapons depot and a military building, in response to the shooting that caused fire to two homes in Manara and the injury of four people."
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