The Israeli military plans to pull some troops from Gaza, even as it vows“prolonged fighting” in the new year. Five brigades, which could include thousands of troops, are being released, with two of them returning to civilian lives and three headed to scheduled training, the Israel Defense Forces said. The move is expected to “significantly ease the burden on the economy,” IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said Sunday, adding that “the fighting will persist, and their services will still be needed” in 2024.