The escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which started with the ‘Al-Aqsa Flood’ operation against Israel by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, has entered its third day, and 1,136 people are reported to have died in the clashes.
While Israeli airstrikes on various parts of the Gaza Strip continued throughout the night resulting in the reported deaths of a further 24 people, the al-Qassam Brigades announced that they had conducted a rocket attack against Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv in response to Israel’s ongoing attacks on civilians in Gaza. No casualties were reported in relation to this attack.
The group also said that they had fired 100 rockets at the city of Ashkalon as part of the ‘Aqsa Flood’ operation.
Israeli officials have issued a statement confirming that 700 Israelis lost their lives in the ongoing clashes. The casualties resulting from Israel’s attacks on the Gaza Strip have reached 436, which includes 91 children.
In a written statement regarding the casualties in the region Gaza’s Ministry of Health reported that 2,271 people have been injured, including 224 children and 151 women, as a result of the Israeli attacks.
In a written statement released by the Israeli army, it was revealed that over 500 air strikes were carried out against the Gaza Strip overnight. The statement also revealed that airstrikes targeted several high-rise residential buildings suspected of being used by senior Palestinian factions, and three tunnels in the Beit Hanun area. The army said that it would continue its attacks on the Gaza Strip. It was also reported that 73 Israeli soldiers have so far lost their lives in the attacks launched by Hamas on 7 October.