In the Israeli community of Magen near the border of the Gaza Strip, heavy fighting is taking place, the Israeli Defense Forces are also using tanks against militants of the Palestinian group Hamas, reports Ynet.
The publication writes about a “fierce” shootout with terrorists. According to him, on one of the highways the police destroyed a detachment heading north, and two militants were killed with the help of stun guns.
According to the latest data, as a result of the militant attack on Israel, 500 Israelis were killed, 2,048 citizens were injured, and “dozens” of people were taken hostage in the Gaza Strip. The IDF reported that more than 400 terrorists were killed as a result of the Israeli army’s actions.
For the second day, Israel has been in a state of military conflict. On the morning of October 7, the Palestinian group Hamas began shelling the country from the Gaza Strip under its control, calling it the military operation “Al-Aqsa Flood”. The militant attack was a response to Israel’s alleged repeated violations of red lines at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The group’s militants broke into Israeli territory, establishing temporary control over a number of settlements, where they captured hostages from both military and civilians.
On the morning of October 7, the Israeli army announced a “state of readiness for war,” and the country’s Defense Minister Yoav Galant approved the conscription of reservists into the army. An operation called “Iron Swords” was announced in the country. Last night, the Israel Defense Forces attacked ten targets of the Palestinian group, including the movement’s intelligence headquarters.