Tuesday is the 18th day of the war between Israel and Hamas. In the last 24 hours, we read in the IDF report that the Israel Defense Forces attacked more than 400 military targets in the Gaza Strip. The Israelis noted that they had “removed several Hamas commanders.” Nusirat, Shadi and Alfurqan are deputy commanders of battalions. “Warplanes hit dozens of infrastructure facilities and various organizational points in Shujaiya, Al-Shadi camp, Jabalia, Darj Tafa and Zaytoun districts,” it said. Follow Virtualna Polska’s live coverage.
China’s foreign minister contacted his Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.
In a conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Wang Yi, he said China is deeply concerned about the “continuing escalation of conflicts”.
“All countries have the right to self-defense, but they must respect international humanitarian law and protect the safety of civilians,” Wang said. – Currently, the most urgent task is to prevent the situation from escalating further and leading to a more serious humanitarian disaster – he added.
Attacks on a synagogue and a Jewish hospital, stars of David painted on doors, Israeli flags torn from pillars, anti-Semitic chants at pro-Palestinian demonstrations – the number of anti-Semitic incidents in Germany has increased significantly since the Islamist Hamas attack on Israel on October 7. So far, 70 of them have been registered in Berlin alone.
“Israeli expatriates who organized a protest against Netanyahu’s government are now mobilizing to ‘save Israel,'” reported The Jerusalem Post.
French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Tel Aviv to express his country’s “full solidarity” with Israel after the deadly Hamas attack, AFP reports.
The leader is expected to call for the “protection of civilians” in the Gaza Strip as Israel continues to bombard the organization’s targets in the Gaza Strip and prepare for a ground attack.
“Last day, the IDF struck more than 400 military targets in the Gaza Strip and eliminated several commanders of the Hamas terrorist organization: warplanes hit dozens of infrastructure facilities and various points of Hamza in Shujaiya, al-Shadi camp, Jabalia. Darj Tafah and Zeitoun districts,” it said. Said.
“As part of a large-scale operation aimed at thwarting Hamas’ plans, the IDF struck dozens of the organization’s armed forces that were preparing for rocket attacks and other terrorist activities in Israel’s rear. In addition, IDF aircraft struck a working tunnel. The shaft was where the militants were using fast access to the coast,” the IDF emphasized.
“During the night, IDF aircraft struck the operational headquarters used by operatives of the Hamas terrorist organization and the organization’s assembly points located inside mosques,” the Israel Defense Forces said.
“The deputy commander of the Nusirat Brigade, the deputy commander of the Shadi Brigade and the deputy commander of Alfurqan Battalion of the Hamas terror organization died in the evening,” they added.
– We will do whatever it takes to protect our forces – Pentagon representative emphasized.
Earlier, pro-Iranian militias in Iraq reported attacks on two US bases in eastern Syria.
Pentagon spokesman Patrick Rudder confirmed on Monday that the US military base in al-Tanf had been hit by an attempted strike. – Two attack drones were shot down and no US soldiers were injured, he said.
Ryder further noted The U.S. reports “an increase in missile and drone attacks” on its bases and facilities in Iraq and Syria.
“An Israeli security guard was wounded when Palestinian terrorists threw an explosive device at the IDF during an airstrike in Burqa in the northern West Bank on Monday evening,” the Jerusalem Post reported.
At least 5,087 Palestinians were killed and nearly 15,300 were killed. The Gaza Strip Ministry of Health reported on Monday that the injured were the result of ongoing Israeli shelling since October 7. Earlier reports were around 4.7 thousand. were killed.
The Seder Jewish School in Amsterdam will be closed for the second time since the outbreak of war between Israel and Palestinian Hamas, the educational institution announced on Monday. The school administration says it can no longer guarantee the safety of students.
Israeli Defense Minister Jove Galant told Israeli Navy sailors on Monday that there was no chance of stopping the ground operation against Palestinian Hamas in the Gaza Strip and that the attack was “deadly”. – Be prepared for an attack, because it will come, he stressed.
– Security needs of Ukraine and Israel are not common, that’s why America is ready to help both countries simultaneously Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder said Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Monday that two Israeli women freed by Hamas had been handed over to the Israeli army and were on their way to a medical facility in Israel.
The US administration has sent military commanders to advise Israeli forces in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said on Monday. The official did not confirm reports that the US was trying to pressure Israel to delay the ground operation.
– The hostages must be released first, only then can we talk about a ceasefire – US President Joe Biden said on Monday. He was referring to the idea of releasing Palestinian Hamas hostages in exchange for an end to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Herzi Halevi said on Monday that the army is fully prepared, but an attack on the Palestinian Gaza Strip has been delayed by tactical, operational and strategic considerations. – It gives us time to prepare, which is what the army is doing now – he added.
Israel’s Channel 12 reported that the families of 79-year-old Nurit Cooper and 85-year-old Yocheved Lifshitz were reportedly freed from Hamas.
Both women were abducted from their homes in Kibbutz Nir Oz. Their husbands stay in the Gaza Strip.
The two have not yet been seen at the border crossing, where they were handed over to the care of the Red Cross.
Abu Obedah, a spokesman for the armed wing of the Palestinian terror group Hamas, announced on Monday that the organization had released the two hostages for “humanitarian reasons”. “Despite this, the enemy has refused to accept them since Friday,” says Obeda.
Reuters reports citing its own sources that Hamas has freed two elderly Israeli women.
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