The Times of Israel reported that these individuals turned themselves in after being pushed back by the advancing IDF near Jabaliya. Israeli outlets have identified the captured men as Hamas fighters from the Shejaya battalion, although Palestinian media outlets have denied these claims.
Video footage has emerged showing several individuals kneeling with their hands over their heads, stripped down to their underwear, in what can only be described as a degrading display of power. These images further illustrate the abject humiliation these alleged terrorists were subjected to.
According to Almog Boker, a reporter from Channel 13, over a hundred Hamas fighters have surrendered to the IDF. This marks the group's surrender since Israel began its incursion into the Palestinian enclave. The IDF has not yet commented on the arrests in Jabaliya.
The situation in the Gaza Strip remains tense as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues. The IDF's actions in rounding up alleged terrorists and forcing them to surrender in such a manner have sparked controversy and condemnation from various quarters. Critics argue that this treatment violates human rights and international law.
However, supporters of Israel's actions argue that these measures are necessary for national security and to combat terrorism. They believe that Hamas, recognized as a terrorist organization by many countries, poses a significant threat to Israel's safety and must be dealt with accordingly.