Guerra en israel 2023,Hamas fighters launched a surprise attack on Israel resulting in the death of hundreds of Israelis on Saturday. In response Israel carried out heavy airstrikes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to destroy Hamas strongholds in Gaza reducing them to ruins as the conflict continues to intensify.
The Israeli army announced on Tuesday that it has retrieved the bodies of approximately 1500 Hamas militants who entered Israeli territory on Saturday through various means including land incursions, sea vessels, and motorized paragliders causing disturbances at around twenty different border points. Israeli forces assert that they have regained control of the border and there have been no further infiltrations in the last 24 hours.
Why did Hamas invade Israel?
During the night Hamas fighters carried out an unexpected invasion by crossing Israel’s southern border with Gaza. They attacked Israeli towns resulting in the deaths of both Israeli soldiers and civilians. Thousands of rockets were launched into Israeli territory leading to the tragic loss of at least 100 Israeli lives marking the highest number of civilian casualties in a single day in Israel’s history as reported by a senior Knesset official. The conflict in southern Israel is still ongoing with reports suggesting that Hamas is taking Israeli hostages back to Gaza. Israel’s retaliatory airstrikes have also caused the death of nearly 200 Palestinians.