bombs Hamas websites hidden in mosques – IDF

43 bombs Hamas websites hidden in mosques – IDF

West Jerusalem has alleged that the militant group was utilizing locations of worship in Gaza to direct assaults

Israeli warplanes have struck two mosques within the Gaza Strip that allegedly housed Hamas command facilities used to direct the militant group’s ongoing main offensive. 

“Fighter jets attacked two operational infrastructures that have been positioned in mosques and have been utilized by the terrorist group Hamas to direct terror in opposition to the state of Israel,” the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) stated in an operational replace posted early Sunday. The IDF claimed that Hamas was utilizing the holy websites and the civilian inhabitants of the Gaza Strip to evade Israel’s response to the shock assaults launched by the group on Saturday.

Israel has lower off electrical energy service to the Palestinian territory and carried out dozens of air strikes in opposition to Hamas targets after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the nation is at conflict with the militant group. The PM vowed in a televised handle on Saturday night time to “take revenge for this black day” and switch all the websites utilized by Hamas within the Gaza Strip into “ruins.”

“All of the locations that Hamas hides in, operates in, we are going to flip into ruins,” Netanyahu stated. He urged civilians within the space to “get out of there now.”

The preventing started early Saturday, when Hamas launched rockets into Israel and infiltrated villages within the southern a part of the nation with militants. Native media experiences stated greater than 300 Israelis had been killed, and almost 1,600 have been wounded. Dozens of Israeli civilians and troops have been captured and brought to Gaza. Rocket assaults in opposition to Israel continued into Saturday night time.

Israel’s retaliatory strikes in opposition to Hamas killed greater than 230 and injured nearly 1,800, in line with the Gaza well being ministry.

Hamas deputy chief Saleh al-Arouri informed Al Jazeera that the group had captured so many Israelis, together with senior officers, that it anticipated to barter a prisoner swap for the discharge of the hundreds of Palestinians incarcerated in Israel’s jails. Al Jazeera tv confirmed a residential tower apparently being hit in an Israeli air strike whereas one in every of its journalists was doing a dwell report from the scene in central Gaza Metropolis.

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