Israel continues to assault Gaza. Heavy explosions have been reported in several locations of the Gaza Strip, particularly in the north. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has hinted that more troops will be sent to the beleaguered area in the coming hours. The IDF has once again requested that people in northern Gaza relocate south. The Israeli forces claimed to have surrounded Gaza City and divided the besieged coastal territory in half. IDF forces are likely to enter Gaza City within 48 hours.