The terrorist group Hamas declared war on Israel in a surprising early morning attack that lasted more than seven hours. Benjamin Netanyahu responded with a counterattack in the Gaza Strip and during the day regained control of 29 places that had been taken by Hamas, although fighting continues to occur in 8 zones. The conflict has moved to Lebanonfrom where the Israel Defense Forces They claim that shots have been fired into their territory.
The latest balance puts at least 700 victims in Israel and 370 fatalities and more than 2,240 wounded in Israeli hospitals, 365 of them in serious condition as a result of the Hamas ground and air offensive and Israeli reprisals. To them must be added the thousands of wounded and the dozens of Israelis captured by the Palestinian militias.
Likewise, in a message published on his X account (formerly Twitter), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that his country is “embarking on a long and difficult war”, imposed by Hamas. The first phase of the war, Netanyahu writes, involves “destroying the majority of enemy forces” that have infiltrated Israel and killed civilians and soldiers.
Israel has begun an offensive in Gaza “and will continue it without hesitation and without respite, until the objectives are achieved,” he said.