of Israeli jets strike Gaza – IDF

29 of Israeli jets strike Gaza – IDF

Hamas launched hundreds of missiles at Israel and despatched militants into Israeli cities earlier on Saturday

Dozens of Israeli jets have struck Hamas targets in Gaza, the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) have mentioned. The airstrikes have been launched in response to a shock assault unleashed by the Palestinian armed group towards Israel on Saturday morning.

IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari mentioned “Hamas terrorists” had infiltrated the Israeli territory from land, sea and air. 

Greater than 2,200 rockets have been fired from Gaza, in line with the spokesman. Hamas claimed that it used greater than 5,000 projectiles in simply the primary 20 minutes of its assault. 

Rocket sirens have been heard in lots of locations throughout Israel, together with Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beersheba, and Ashkelon.

There have been not less than seven situations of combating between IDF troops and Hamas militants, Hagari mentioned.

In keeping with the Occasions of Israel newspaper, gun battles have been underway in and across the cities of Kfar Aza, Sderot, Sufa, Nahal Oz, Magen, Be’eri, and the IDF’s Re’im army base. 

In an earlier assertion, the IDF mentioned it had declared “a state of readiness for warfare” as a result of assault. “Hamas terror group can pay a really heavy worth,” it warned. 

Israeli Protection Minister Yoav Gallant mentioned he had authorised a call-up of reservists in response to the actions by Hamas. 

Not less than six individuals are believed to have been killed in Israel on Saturday. 4 died in missile strikes within the city of Kuseife and one within the Gderot space.  

The pinnacle of Sha’ar HaNegev city Ofir Liebstein was additionally shot lifeless in a gunfight with Hamas militants. “Ofir was killed when he went to defend a city in the course of the terrorist assault,” the native administration mentioned. 

Info coming from medical establishments throughout Israel means that greater than 200 individuals have been wounded, together with many in severe situation.

Some movies uploaded on-line in the course of the day purportedly present various IDF troops being killed and captured by Hamas fighters. There’s additionally social media footage and pictures of what seems to be a burning Israeli tank and Palestinians celebrating the seizure of a US-made Humvee army car from the IDF. The movies have but to be verified.

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