Israel’s Warning Amidst ‘Hostile Aircraft’ Incursion
Israel has issued a warning to its citizens to seek shelter as ‘hostile aircraft’ crossed the northern border with Lebanon.
Duration of the Alert
The army’s Home Front Command has requested residents in cities like Beit Shean, Safed, and Tiberias to take shelter ‘until further notice’ out of concern for a potential ‘large-scale attack.’
Aerial Infiltration from Lebanon
The Israeli army reported a suspected ‘aerial infiltration from Lebanon’ without specifying the type of aircraft involved.
Both Hezbollah and Palestinian militants are known to possess drones and gliders.
Reports of ‘Terrorists on Paragliders’
The Jerusalem Post mentioned that some targets were struck with drones, and there were unconfirmed reports of ‘terrorists on paragliders’ landing in northern Israel.
Hezbollah’s Claims and Hamas’ Long-Range Missile
Hezbollah claimed to have killed and wounded Israeli troops earlier in the day after firing anti-tank missiles at an Israeli position.
Additionally, Hamas claimed to have fired a long-range missile at Haifa, a city in northern Israel.
Impact of Recent Attacks
The recent attacks by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad included the destruction of a children’s hospital and a supermarket.
Shocking footage showed the Barzilai Medical Centre in ruins and a damaged supermarket in the city of Ashkelon.
Humanitarian Crisis and ‘Total Siege’
The conflict has led to a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, with its two million residents facing an electricity outage as the power plant ran out of fuel.
Israeli forces have positioned near the Gaza border in preparation for a potential invasion, further exacerbating the situation.
Israel’s Response and IDF’s Actions
Israeli forces conducted numerous airstrikes in response to the attacks, targeting Hamas positions. The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have mobilized troops, including reservists, to address the situation and ensure the protection of Israeli civilians.
Evacuation and Clashes
Residents living near the Gaza border have been advised to prepare to stay in shelters for 72 hours and stock up on essential supplies.
Clashes between Israeli forces and Hamas have continued in various regions.
Escalating Conflict and International Response
The ongoing conflict has resulted in numerous casualties on both sides, with increasing fears of a regional conflagration.
Humanitarian groups are urging the creation of aid corridors, while international leaders are closely monitoring the situation.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn