Israel-Palestine conflict: Latest updates, Death toll reaches 1300
As Israel bombards Gaza and clashes between Hamas fighters and Israeli soldiers continue, more than 1,300 people have died. Following the largest attack by the Palestinian armed group Hamas against Israel in decades, there have been more than 800 Israelis and 500 Palestinians killed in fierce fighting and bombardment.
As part of a complete siege on the Hamas-run territory, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced on Monday that the government would impose a total blockade on the Gaza Strip, shutting off electricity and obstructing food and fuel deliveries.
At least 510 Palestinians have been killed and 2,751 more have been injured in Israeli airstrikes on the enclave since Saturday, when Hamas began its multifaceted offensive against Israel, according to a report from Gaza’s Ministry of Health.
More than 2,200 people have been injured in Israel, and there have been 800 fatalities.
A large portion of the town of Beit Hanoon, also known as Erez to Israelis, in the northeastern corner of the enclave, was completely destroyed in airstrikes, according to the Israeli military, which claimed to have hit over 1,000 targets in Gaza. In Gaza, according to the United Nations, the heavy bombardment had forced more than 123,000 Palestinians to flee.
Residents in Gaza, a small region of 2.3 million people cut off for 16 years by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, feared a rise in tensions.
Israeli authorities reported that 70 more Hamas fighters entered the Be’eri kibbutz overnight, which the military has been unable to take back from Hamas.
In a statement, the army said that it had activated about 300,000 reserve soldiers and that Israel would work to oust Hamas from power in Gaza.
We’ve never taken on such a large-scale reservist draft, according to Hagar. The offensive has begun. At an open-air dance party in the desert, the attackers shot and killed dozens of young Israelis, with the death toll in the media reaching 260. Numerous survivors were still coming out of hiding a day later. Cars that had been wrecked and left to rot were all over the place.
Arik Nani, who had been celebrating his 26th birthday and had managed to escape by hiding for several hours in a field, told the Reuters news agency, It was just a massacre, a total massacre.
More than 130 hostages, according to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, would be exchanged for the release of thousands of Palestinians held captive by Israel.
According to reports, the captives are believed to be a mix of soldiers and civilians, including women, children, and elderly individuals, with the majority being Israelis but including people of other nationalities as well.
Five mosques have now been destroyed by Israeli warplanes, including one in western Gaza City.
Overnight, the Israeli army conducted over 500 raids on targets all over the Gaza Strip.
A military spokesman claims that the Israeli army called up about 100,000 reserve soldiers.
According to the Israeli army, between 800 and 1,000 Palestinian gunmen crossed the border with Gaza through 80 gaps.
According to a Palestinian official, the Israeli army attacked the homes of 15 Palestinian families in what can only be described as a massacre.
Israeli fighter jets carried out a number of attacks in northern Gaza.
Israel’s international airport in Tel Aviv was hit by rockets, and Hamas took responsibility for it.
Over 2,700 people have been injured, and the number of Palestinian fatalities has risen to 493.
There have been over 2,300 injuries and at least 700 deaths among Israeli citizens.
In the Gaza Strip, there are more than 120,000 displaced Palestinians.
Over 130 Israelis were held as hostages.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement asserts that they have captured 30 Israeli soldiers and settlers.
For a special OIC meeting in Palestine, the foreign ministers of Iran and Iraq have called.
According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the US is verifying reports that Americans are being held hostage by Hamas.
The US National Security Council reports that Hamas has killed several Americans.
Mahmoud Abbas, the president of Palestine, and Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani spoke on the phone and urged restraint and a cease-fire.
The war with Hamas, according to Israel’s president Isaac Herzog, won’t end in the blink of an eye.
According to a phone conversation between the Palestinian prime minister and the British foreign secretary, international support for Israel encourages more crimes.
Travel advisories are issued by a number of nations, including the UK, advising against visiting Israel.