Tel Aviv/Jerusalem (HS). There is a sea-like silence in the Gaza Strip due to the heart-wrenching attack on Israel by Palestine’s notorious terrorist organization Hamas on the 7th of this month. The Israeli military has said its country has lost more than 1,200 civilians, including 189 soldiers, in the fighting since then. About 1,500 Hamas terrorists who entered Israel have been killed. Hundreds of Hamas terrorists have also been killed in Gaza. According to Gaza officials, 1,417 of their men were killed and more than 6,500 were injured. This information has been given in media reports.
Media reports quoting Israeli military sources have said that so far more than 3,500 terrorist targets have been bombed in Gaza. A top terrorist and operatives of Hamas were targeted in this bombing. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said that Hamas is the IS of Gaza. He flourishes on Iran’s money. Israel will not leave even one of his henchmen alive. Hamas militants who attacked last Saturday waved IS flags during the massacre.
Media reports quoting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have said that every Hamas fighter is now ‘dead’. No matter where these terrorists hide from heaven to hell, they will die. Media reports say that a ground war can break out in the Gaza Strip at any time. The Israeli army is fully prepared for this. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hecht also clarified on Thursday that the forces are ‘preparing for a ground operation.’
According to media reports, US official John Kirby said that today (Friday) the US government will arrange charter flights to evacuate its citizens from Israel. Apart from this, options are also being explored whether American citizens can be brought home safely by land and sea. Kirby has said that the number of American citizens killed in the Hamas attack has increased to 27. Still 14 of our citizens are in the custody of terrorists.
Another media report said that for the first time in four decades, Israel’s El Al airline will operate flights on Sabbath (Saturday). It has been said that this tradition has been broken for the withdrawal of reserve soldiers from America and Asian countries. Elal has decided to operate two flights from New York and Bangkok after special approval from the rabbis.