The war between Israel and Hamas that suddenly broke out a few days ago continues at a high intensity. The large and surprise attack by the Islamist militia on Saturday, October 7 – the main instigator, although not the only one – against the territory of Israel stunned its authorities and reopened the conflict with great violence. which has been declining for 70 years.
Although the participation of Iran, which “praises” the actions of Hamas, was not explained, the Palestinian armed groups were able, under the operation called ‘Al Aqsa Storm’, to bomb various points in Israel , in the largest attack ever suffered by the Jewish state. .for the last 50 years and is done simultaneously by land, sea and air.
Images of destruction
In just a few hours on Saturday, Hamas launched at least 2,200 rockets that entered Israel’s airspace and overwhelmed its defense system, reaching Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, but falling mostly around Ashkelon, Sderot, southern cities that suffered armed attacks, as well as enclaves like in Be’ eri, Nirim or Ein HaSholsha, very close to the Gaza border, where the kidnapping of Israeli civilians and soldiers took place.
Sentinel satellite images of the attacks in the Israeli cities of Ashkelon (first), Sderot (second) and Be’eri (third).
Added to this is Hezbollah from Lebanon, also launched missiles into northern Israel and caused an immediate reaction in the Hebrew nation, with bombings in the Gaza Strip and the preparation of an offensive.
The response from Israel, which claims to have the border under control, was immediate: Operation ‘Iron Swords’ It culminated in airstrikes across Gaza aimed at destroying Hamas infrastructure and facilities. In addition, the Government of Israel has decided to cut off the supply of electricity, food and fuel to the region, which is suffocating the Palestinian enclave. In the early hours of Wednesday alone, Israel launched nearly a hundred airstrikes on Hamas targets in central Gaza. The death toll on both sides is different.. Until October 10, the Palestinian Ministry of Health estimated 900 dead in just four days. Meanwhile, the Israeli embassy in the United States has quantified more than 1,200 victims and it cannot be ruled out that the numbers continue to increase.
To get an idea of the magnitude of the conflict that has unfolded, there were more Israeli victims in this attack than in any other since the establishment of the State of Israel, so an unprecedented response is expected also to the Palestinians in the Strip. from Gaza. As a sign of the upcoming offensive, the Israeli armed forces continued to evacuate civilians from 24 towns near the Gaza border and warned the population of the Strip that they will act with force everywhere.