Israel is fighting for the fifth day after the armed attack by Hamas. The death toll from the attack in Israel exceeded 1,000, reported Israeli media quoted by The Times of Israel. On the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, several dozen Israeli planes attacked over 200 targets in the area of Gaza City, the capital of the Gaza Strip, military sources reported. Here are the most important events in the last hours of the war in Israel.
> Israel was fired upon from the territory on Tuesday evening Syria. The shells fell on uninhabited areas and there are no reports of injuries or serious damage. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) respond to these attacks with artillery and mortar fire, the BBC reports.
> Israeli Defense Minister Joaw Galant said on Tuesday that his country’s troops were launching a “full assault” on the Gaza Strip. Galant spoke to Israeli soldiers on the border with Palestinian territory.
> On the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, several dozen Israeli planes attacked over 200 targets in the area of Gaza City, the capital of the Gaza Strip, military sources reported. At night, alarm sirens sounded in Israeli settlements near the border with the Strip. Israel is preparing for a land offensive.
> The number of Israeli deaths from the Hamas attack exceeded 1,000, reported Israeli media quoted by The Times of Israel. Earlier, Israel’s Ministry of Health reported that as a result of the unprecedented, bloody Hamas attack, over 2,900 people were injured and over 500 are still hospitalized.
> The first American cargo plane carrying what was described as “advanced” American munitions landed on Tuesday evening at the Nevatim air base in southern Israel, Israeli military sources said. According to these sources, the ammunition is intended to enable “strong strikes and preparation for additional operations.”
> Hundreds of people took part in a candlelight demonstration in Rome on Tuesday evening, organized in solidarity with Israel attacked by Palestinian Hamas. Those present included: Israeli ambassador to Italy Alon Bar and ministers of the Italian government, including the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the deputy prime minister Antonio Tajani.
> Israeli organization human rights B’Tselem accused the Israeli military of committing war crimes as part of its military response to the Palestinian Hamas attack. Earlier, the group also accused Hamas of war crimes.
> UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths on Tuesday called on Israel and the Palestinian Hamas to immediately release all people taken hostage.
> The number of French citizens who died in Israel as a result of attacks by Palestinian Hamas has increased to eight, said French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna. 20 Frenchmen are missing. Among the people probably kidnapped, according to Colonna, is “at least one, and possibly even several children.”
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