Accusations from both sides in a conflict that has already claimed more than 10,000 deaths on both sides and which threatens to expand across the Middle East
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF/Tsahal) announced this Sunday that they had already struck more than 2,500 targets in Gaza since the beginning of the operation on the ground, inside the Gaza Strip, on the night of October 27, just over a week ago. .
During this past night, fighting between the IDF and Hamas militants continued in the north of the Hamas-controlled enclave, near Gaza City, as we enter the 30th day of Israel’s counteroffensive to the October 7 attack. of Hamas, a Palestinian group also considered terrorist by the European Union, which reportedly killed more than 1,400 people.
The Israeli Air Force claimed to have hit several infrastructures belonging to the Palestinian paramilitary group, with reports of more than 30 deaths in the Maghazi refugee camp, in the center of the Gaza Strip, due to Israeli bombings, said the Ministry of Health of the territory controlled by the Hamas.
There is also news of a vacancy for rockets fired from inside the Gaza Strip into central Israel.
Israel’s Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, is not impressed with the high death toll reported by Gaza health authorities (more than 9,000 dead), promises to locate and kill the head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar , reiterating the objective of the counteroffensive.
“At the end of this war there will be no Hamas in Gaza. There will be no threat to Israel’s security in the Gaza Strip and Israel will have complete freedom of movement to implement any security action it sees fit against anyone who raises their head in Gaza,” he said. Gallant.
At the same time that the counteroffensive to the October 7th terrorist attack continues in Gaza, in the West Bank there are records of several Israeli operations against alleged members of Hamas.
The Palestinian agency Wafa reports at least 3 deaths and 46 Palestinians detained in the Palestinian territories beyond Gaza, denounces the invasion of Palestinian homes west of Ramallah and the theft of more than 700 olive trees from Palestinian farmers by Israeli settlers south of Nablus.
There was also an Israeli invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the holy site of Islam, in Jerusalem.
Accusations and denunciations from both sides have been a constant in recent weeks, when the number of victims announced by the Israeli and Gaza authorities already points to more than 10 thousand dead: 1,400 on the Israeli side, including 345 soldiers; and 9,488 on the Palestinian side in Gaza alone, including 3,900 children.
Other sources • Times of Israel, Haaretz, Al Jazeera, Wafa