Israeli military reported that for the second night in a row, a ground attack was carried out by Israeli forces into Gaza. The raid was supported by fighter jets and drones, and the IDF stated that they had targeted multiple locations on the outskirts of Gaza City. No Israeli soldiers were harmed during the small invasion.
According to Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a ground raid early on Thursday morning that lasted a few hours. The mission targeted rocket launch sites and involved clashes with militants. Rear Adm. Hagari stated that the purpose of the raids was to expose the enemy and eliminate launch points and explosives in preparation for future stages of the conflict.
28-day war on Israel on July 8, 2014
On July 8, 2014, Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups launched a 28-day war against Israel, resulting in significant casualties.
Terror attack in southern Israel on October 7.
They have launched an overwhelming number of missiles and have persistently launched them from the territory for almost three weeks.
Israel is still getting ready for a potential ground invasion while the United Nations is facing a shortage of fuel to provide assistance to Gaza. The time is currently 05:02.
Israel has reacted to the unprecedented terrorist attack and continuous rocket attacks, claiming over 1,400 lives and resulting in Hamas holding approximately 230 hostages, by launching a heavy barrage of artillery and airstrikes on Gaza.
Health authorities in the heavily populated strip of land controlled by Hamas report that over 7,000 individuals have lost their lives. The Israeli armed forces contest this number, however entire communities have been demolished, resulting in the deaths of entire families buried under the debris of their homes.
The number of civilian casualties increases in the Gaza Strip.
The intense sorrow and despair are pervasive throughout Gaza.
A man cried out, “What has he done?” while cradling his two and a half month old son in his arms. His wife and four children were killed in an Israeli attack on a home in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza on Wednesday. “Did he harm anyone? Did he take someone hostage? Only innocent children were inside that house.”
The number of deaths in Gaza has been rapidly increasing, with Israel and Hamas having conflicting reports on the total and who is responsible. However, it is estimated to be much higher than the total fatalities from the four previous conflicts between the two.
Each day, there is an increasing number of covered bodies accumulating outside hospitals and morgues in Gaza due to the influx of critically injured patients who require immediate medical care. However, Palestinian doctors are often limited in their ability to assist, as there is a shortage of fuel and medical resources.
The United Nations, as well as an increasing number of countries and humanitarian groups, have expressed concern that Israel’s anticipated ground attack on Gaza would result in further harm to civilians and worsen the already dire humanitarian situation in the region.
The U.N. joined with international law experts and humanitarian groups on Thursday to caution that Israel’s response to Hamas’ heinous war crimes may be excessive.
Crimes committed by the country itself. .
The U.N. human rights office’s spokeswoman, Ravina Shamdasani, expressed worry on Friday in Geneva about the commission of war crimes. She stated that they are particularly concerned about the retaliatory punishment of Gazans as a response to the horrific assaults by Hamas, which also qualify as war crimes.
The concern about a potential escalation of conflict and the support of Iran’s allies
There is growing worry that a complete invasion could lead to the conflict spreading beyond the borders of Gaza and Israel.
Attacks were carried out on two locations utilized by militants supported by Iran in the eastern region of Syria during the night.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin stated that the attacks were a reaction to a string of ongoing and largely ineffective assaults on American personnel in Iraq and Syria by militias supported by Iran, which began on October 17th.
Austen explained that the strikes were separate from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. They were intended to convey President Biden’s stance of not tolerating these attacks and his commitment to protecting the nation, its personnel, and its interests.
Iran supports various Muslim extremist organizations throughout the region, such as Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Tensions have escalated between Hezbollah and Israel since Hamas initiated its attack on October 7, with Hezbollah declaring its readiness to join in the conflict if needed.
On Friday, the U.S. Treasury declared additional penalties against a small group of people and organizations believed to be aiding in the financing of Hamas. Among those targeted is Khaled Qaddoumi, who is identified by the Treasury as a “long-standing member of Hamas currently residing in Tehran as their representative to Iran, and facilitating communication between Hamas and the Iranian government.”
For years, Iran has provided support to Shiite groups that are active in northern Iraq and neighboring Syria. These proxy forces have consistently launched rockets and explosive drones at U.S. personnel stationed in both countries.
Another powerful Iran-backed group, the Shiite Muslim Houthi movement, is fighting a civil war against Yemen’s Western-backed government. The U.S. military said it
destroyed multiple missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles
On October 19, the Houthis fired a projectile over the Red Sea, which they claimed may have been intended for Israel.
Iran’s armed forces initiated a significant training operation on Friday, expected to span two days in the central region of Isfahan. A representative from the military informed Iranian state media that the exercise would incorporate soldiers from all branches of the Army Ground Force, including a division specialized in airborne combat, teams operating drones, units specializing in electronic warfare, and support teams from Iran’s air force.
Biden has issued multiple warnings to Iran, advising them against direct involvement in the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
On Friday, a spokesperson for the Egyptian military reported that a drone had attacked a building near a medical center in Taba, a town located near the Israeli border. The attack resulted in six people being injured. The identity of the perpetrator(s) is currently unknown.
Additionally, the families of the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza are putting increasing pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Thursday night, a large group of these family members gathered in Tel Aviv to express their plea for the Israeli government to take action and save their loved ones. Hamas has made unconfirmed statements that over 50 of the hostages have been killed in Israeli airstrikes.
Once again, the families came together but were interrupted by the sound of air raid sirens, signaling the arrival of more rockets. This forced the protesters to quickly seek shelter.