Israel reported this Tuesday of attack on more than a hundred Hamas targets in Gazawhere he harshly maintains his military offensive against the terrorist group in the Palestinian Strip, and of new casualties in its ranks, with two soldiers killed and four seriously injuredincluding an officer.
In a statement, the Israeli Army said that in the last few hours it sent “dozens” of fighter planes against “access to tunnels, infrastructure and military posts” of Hamas in the coastal enclave.
Furthermore, the Israeli Army killed militants of the Islamist group in air strikes in support of ground troops to prevent them from placing an explosive near an Israeli tank in Jabaliain northern Gaza, and killed “more than ten ‘terrorists’” in Khan YounisIn the south.
The source also reported the discovery of facilities of the Islamic Jihad in the neighborhood Tuffah in Gaza City, with weapons, explosives, military equipment and “intelligence documents.”
Since Israel began the ground offensive on October 27, 158 Israeli soldiers were killed and 2,023 woundedaccording to Army data.
The leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwarstated on Monday that the terrorist group has attacked some 5,000 Israeli soldiersof which “a third of them died, another third was seriously injured and the last third permanently disabled.”
The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahuvisited the northern Gaza Strip on Monday and told troops that the war against Hamas will continue “until the end.”
“I just returned from Gaza; I met a division of reservists in the field”he told his faction. “They all asked me for one thing: We must not stop.; we must follow through to the end,” he said, referring to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) war against Hamas in Gaza.
“We are not going to stop. We are going to continue fighting and we are going to expand the fight in the coming days”said Netanyahu in statements to members of his Likud party. “It will be a long battle and it is nowhere near over.“, he indicated, in a veiled reference to Egypt’s proposal for a two-week ceasefire, which both Israel and Hamas appear to have rejected.
The Hamas attack on Israeli soil on October 7 caused more than 1,200 deaths and about 240 kidnapped, after which Israel declared war and launched a military offensive with at least 20,674 Gazans dead, 70 percent civilians, according to the Ministry of Health of the Strip, controlled by Hamas.
(With information from EFE)