Israel despatched tanks and troops into northern Gaza in a single day, within the “largest incursion” of the conflict with Hamas to this point, in response to the nation’s navy.
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) stated it carried out a short floor raid to strike a number of navy targets.
The assault was meant to “put together the battlefield”, the IDF stated, earlier than a extensively anticipated full-scale floor invasion of the Hamas-run Palestinian territory.
The raid got here after the United Nations (UN) warned it’s on the verge of running out of fuel within the Gaza Strip, forcing it to sharply curtail aid efforts within the territory, which has additionally been underneath siege since Hamas’s rampage throughout southern Israel on 7 October.
Gaza’s well being ministry, which is managed by Hamas, stated on Wednesday that greater than 750 folks have been killed over the earlier 24 hours, larger than the 704 killed the day earlier than.
Israel says round 1,400 folks have been killed throughout Hamas’s incursion and greater than 200 folks have been taken hostage by the militant group.
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