9 days after the unprecedented Hamas offensive towards Israel, the Tsahal – the identify given to the Israeli military – claimed on Sunday October 15 to have notified the households of 155 hostages of their captivity, updating a report which beforehand reported 126 captives within the arms of the Palestinian Islamist motion within the Gaza Strip.
“We’re making colossal efforts to free the hostages”assured Daniel Hagari, a army spokesperson, throughout a press convention, specifying that the households of “155 captives” had been contacted.
The Jewish state additionally introduced that it had discovered throughout incursions in Gaza ” some corpses “ hostages. Hamas reported 22 hostages killed in Israeli raids.
Greater than 1,400 individuals, principally civilians together with youngsters, have been killed in Israel within the Hamas assault, in line with a modern Israeli report. On Monday morning, Hamas authorities reported a minimum of 2,750 individuals, together with lots of of youngsters, killed in Israeli strikes which devastated whole neighborhoods of the enclave.
IDF awaiting a “political resolution”
Israel continued to mobilize its troops on the outskirts of the Gaza Strip on Sunday in preparation for a possible floor offensive towards Hamas.
The Israeli Air Drive relentlessly bombed targets within the Gaza Strip, whereas Hamas fighters continued to fireplace rockets in the direction of Israel. There might be no ceasefire, the workplace of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, assured this Monday.
Confronted with airstrikes and after calls from the military to evacuate the north of the Gaza Strip, greater than 1,000,000 individuals have been displaced in every week on this territory of 362 sq. kilometers, which has a complete of two.4 million inhabitants, in line with the UN.
The Israeli military has confirmed that it’s making ready for a ” subsequent step “ of its retaliatory operation towards Hamas, accountable for the deadliest assault for the reason that creation of Israel, saying it was ready for a “political resolution”. These preparations are of nice concern to the worldwide group, which fears that the battle will engulf the area.