Chief Officer of Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Lieutenant General Herzi HaleviThe soldiers said They are already “inside significant and central Hamas areas in Gaza.”.
“We are inside central Hamas facilities, destroying underground and underground targets, killing terrorists and activists,” he told media.
Halevi said the current conflict Broader than “Israel-Hamas”.. “It has universal features. We sincerely appreciate the presence of the US military “Here with us, in deep cooperation, we are also enhancing our ability to defend the State of Israel in accordance with our security policy,” he said.
About delivery Fuel to Gaza, Halevi said Allows use in hospitals until it runs out.
“So far we have not brought fuel. We check the situation on the strip every day. Hospitals were told for more than a week that they would run out of fuel, but that did not happen. We will see when the day comes. When it arrives, the fuel will be transferred, supervised, to hospitals, and we will do everything possible to ensure that it does not reach Hamas infrastructure and serve its war purposes,” explained the lieutenant.
He realized that there was war “A Painful and Hard Price”And this time 18 soldiers lost their lives in the ground operation. “We have lost our best children in war and we embrace their families,” he said.
He assured that the IDF has an “obligation” to repatriate all hostages held hostage by Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza.
For Israeli security and for the residents of the Middle East and Gaza, he added. “It is not right for Hamas to control the Strip”.
The Israeli army was raised The official number of those abducted in the October 7 terror attack is 242 More than 1,400 people have been killed in attacks by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas on Israeli territory.
In a press appearance, Israeli military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel HagarI, the military informed the families of 242 hostages that their loved ones are currently being held in the Gaza Strip. Hagari insisted The number of abductees is yet to be finalisedThe Army continues to investigate the whereabouts of some of the missing persons.
Among the 242 abducted were not the four freed hostages: Judith and Natalie Ranan, mother and daughter, dual Israeli-American citizens, and elderly Yocheved Lifshitz and Nurit Cooper, Israelis, or soldier Ori Megidish. The rescue was reportedly carried out by the army on Sunday night, meaning at least 247 people were taken hostage on October 7.
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