IDF confirms Palestinians seizing seven Israeli communities. Map of the invasion
The Israeli Defense Forces confirmed that militants of the Hamas terrorist organization have penetrated deep into the country. Currently, the militants control 7 Israeli communities.
Terrorists have seized cities along the entire length of the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. OBOZREVATEL is following the Palestinian-Israeli conflict online (to see photos and videos, scroll to the bottom of the page).
Fighting continues along the Israeli-Palestinian border. The Israeli Defense Forces says it is deploying additional forces to the conflict zone. According to the IDF, Palestinian terrorists have penetrated to a depth of 20 km in some places.
The militants were spotted near the towns of Ofakim, Sderot, Erez, Kerem Shalom and other settlements. It is also known that the terrorists are taking civilians hostage and organizing public executions.
Residents of Be'eri kibbutz stated that they have barricaded themselves in their homes and believe that the authorities have abandoned them as Hamas terrorists continue to infiltrate their community. People reported deaths and destruction.
On the morning of October 7, thousands of rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza. Residents of southern and central cities were ordered to stay near shelters and take care of their own safety. In turn, the Israeli army began to carry out air strikes on Palestine.
It was reported that the commander of the Hamas terrorist movement, Mohammad Deif, called the shelling and infiltration into Israel "the day of the great revolution." He called on Israeli Arabs to take up arms and join the militants.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, in July 2023, Israel conducted a large-scale military operation. It was the largest strike at the Palestinian city of Jenin since 2002. The Israeli army used missiles, as well as helicopters and drones. The operation involved about 150 armored vehicles, about a thousand soldiers of the Elite Special Forces and the army, intelligence, police and border guard.