The fourth day of the war in Israel: IDF strikes in Gaza, Turkey wants to mediate talks (update)
On Tuesday, October 10, an operation to clear the headquarters of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas continues in Israel. On the fourth day of the war, the IDF conducted air strikes on the Gaza Strip, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the response to the massacre organized by the militants last Saturday would "reverberate for generations."
At the same time, Turkey has expressed its readiness to mediate in negotiations between the parties to the war. OBOZREVATEL online is following the Palestinian-Israeli conflict (to see photos and videos, scroll down to the bottom of the news).
08:20 - More than 100 bodies of residents have been found in the Be'eri kibbutz near the Gaza Strip in southern Israel, killed in a Hamas attack. The kibbutz, home to about a thousand people, was completely destroyed. The militants killed every tenth resident.
08:00 - French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Chancellor German Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and US President Joe Biden issue a joint statement on the situation in Israel. They expressed their united support for the country and unequivocally condemned Hamas and its horrific terrorist acts. The leaders also pledged to support Israel in its efforts to protect itself and its people from such crimes.
07:40 - The Israeli Defense For ces is committed to depriving Hamas of its military capabilities by the end of the war, IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said. According to him, "this will be achieved".
07:15 - Mass displacement in the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours has reached more than 187,518 people, and is expected to increase further. The UN notes that the number of internally displaced persons in the Strip is the highest since the 50-day escalation of hostilities in 2014.
06:50 - As of Monday evening, more than 900 Israelis and foreign nationals were killed and at least 2, 616 people were wounded in Hamas' attack on Israel. The Gaza Health Ministry said that 687 Palestinians died and another 3,800 injured.
06:30 - Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said that seven Argentine citizens were killed in Hamas attacks in Israel this weekend, and 15 others are still missing.
05:50 - White House national security spokesman John Kirby says that Iran is complicit in the Hamas attack on Israel, although the United States has no intelligence or evidence that directly points to its actions. According to him, this country has long supported Palestinian militants and other terrorist networks throughout the region.
05:30 - Palestinian media reports that the Israeli army has invaded the city of Nablus, located on the West Bank. Fighting is currently taking place there.
05:00 - In the United States, the White House has illuminated the blue and white colors of the Israeli flag as a symbol of 75 years of relations between the countries. They noted that such a gesture symbolizes "the unwavering support and solidarity of the American people with the people of Israel in the wake of the barbaric terrorist attacks committed by Hamas."
04:30 - Since Saturday, October 7, Israel has struck 1,707 targets in the Gaza Strip, including 475 rocket systems, 73 terrorist command centers, 23 strategic infrastructure sites and 22 underground facilities.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, on October 9, the Israel Defense Forces regained control of the border areas that had been seized by Hamas militants since the beginning of the invasion on October 7 and moved to a new phase of the operation. To conduct it, 300,000 reservists were mobilized in the country.
At the end of the day, one of the top Hamas officials, Moussa Abu Marzouk, said that the terrorists were open to negotiations with Israel on a possible truce. He claimed that this was because they had already "achieved their goals."