Israel launched during the early hours of Wednesday almost a hundred air strikes against targets of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in central Gaza.
According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the attacks were concentrated in the area of Daraj Tufaha central place where the militants of the Palestinian movement carried out their offensive.
The IDF also attacked a building allegedly used by Islamic Jihad and announced that Many Hamas militants were killed at the Erez crossingmain border crossing between Gaza and Israel.
Israel assured on Tuesday that it has regained control of all the territory adjacent to the Gaza Strip and promised an “all-out offensive” on the fourth day of the war with the Palestinian militias, with more than 3,300 dead.
The first plane with US ammunition has arrived in Israel
she first plane full of advanced ammunition from the United States landed in the last hours of this Tuesday at the Nevatim air base, in southern Israel, according to the spokesman of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), General Daniel Hagari. “The ammunition is intended to carry out critical attacks and prepare for other scenarios,” he explained.
The President of the United States, Joe Bidenpromised this Tuesday that Your country will give Israel everything it needs to defend itself in response to the attack carried out on Saturday by Hamas and caused an increase in violence with hundreds of deaths on both sides.
In a speech at the White House, Biden also confirmed that there were American citizens among those kidnapped by Hamas and raised to 14 the number of American nationals who died in Israel. “We must be very clear: we are with Israel,” the president said.
The US is already sending Israel ammunition and components it needs for Iron Dome air defense system, which Israel uses these days against missiles launched from the Gaza Strip. The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, will travel to Israel to express his support to the authorities of that country.
A military plane returned home with 200 Spaniards
As the attacks continued, many countries are evacuating their citizens from Israel and returned to their homes.
A military plane from the Spanish Ministry of Defense returned tonight from Tel Aviv to Torrejón de Ardoz with 200 Spaniards and citizens of the European Union and other countriesas announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares.
“They have returned home. A Ministry of Defense plane has just taken off from Tel Aviv with more than 200 Spaniards, EU citizens and third-country nationals living in Spain,” published Albares this midnight on social network X.
Regresan a casa. Acaba de despegar desde Tel Aviv avión @Defensagob con más de 200 españoles, ciudadanos UE y de terceros países residentes en 🇪🇸.
— José Manuel Albares (@jmalbares) October 10, 2023
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation thanked the work of his department and the Spanish embassy and consulate in Israel for their “work that guarantees the protection and security of Spain abroad.”
The Ministry of Defense sent two A330 planes this Tuesday afternoon to bring about 500 Spanish refugees for tourism or business in Israel, according to information given in an event to the media by the acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles.