The war between Israel and Hamas has been going on for 88 days. One of the Hamas commanders, Adila Mismah, was killed in one of the Israeli airstrikes. Israel intercepted at least 12 rockets fired by Hamas just a few minutes after midnight, the American television CNN reported.
IN Israeli raid Adila Mismah, one of the commanders of the Hamas terrorist organization leading the attack on October 7, was killed.
Israel withdrew tanks from some Gaza districts on Monday, and “thousands” of soldiers also left the zone, the spokesman said, adding that Israel was close to achieving “operational control” in the north.
A total of five brigades were withdrawn. Some soldiers are to be sent to exercises, others will be able to return home and work, said Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari. Israel’s war goals “will require long-term fighting, for which we are preparing accordingly,” he added.
A new phase of fighting
At the same time as the withdrawal of some troops from the north of the zone, intense fighting continued in the south, especially in the area of the city of Khan Yunis. Israel’s shelling from the Gaza Strip continues – Tel Aviv was hit with rockets on the night from Sunday to Monday. Israeli media suggest that a new phase of fighting will begin in the Gaza Strip. “The war is not ending,” Shlomo Brom, a retired general, told AP. “A different model is beginning,” which he believes may be the result of pressure USA.
Israel intercepts rockets fired from the Gaza Strip
Israel intercepted at least 12 rockets fired just a few minutes after midnight by Hamas, the American television CNN reported.
“New year, same Hamas terrorism. Although Hamas still holds 129 Israelis in Gaza, it has decided to start 2024 by firing a barrage of rockets at Israel,” the IDF said on social media.
March in support of the Palestinians in Istanbul
A march of thousands of people in support of the Palestinians began 2024 on the streets of Istanbul. The march started at the Suleimaniye Mosque and crossed the Galata Bridge crossing the Golden Horn in the largest metropolis Turkey.
After morning prayers at the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the New Mosque, the Blue Mosque and the Suleymaniye Mosque, participants gathered in the courtyards to pray for fallen soldiers and Palestinians who lost their lives in Israeli attacks.
According to reports, over one hundred thousand people took part in the march, the Hurriyet daily reported. The demonstration was attended by 308 non-governmental organizations, as well as numerous parliamentarians, district mayors and representatives of political parties.
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