NewsTensions rise in the Gaza Strip: 150 underground Hamas targets hit

Tensions rise in the Gaza Strip: 150 underground Hamas targets hit

View of a building destroyed after Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip in the Palestinian city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, October 27, 2023.
View of a building destroyed after Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip in the Palestinian city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, October 27, 2023.
Images source: © PAP | MAHMUD HAMS
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8:21 AM EDT, October 28, 2023

During an intense overnight airstrike from Friday to Saturday on the Palestinian organization Hamas' positions in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army disclosed that it had bombed about 150 underground targets belonging to this group.

Based on information available on Friday from sources within the Gaza Strip, Israel allegedly commenced a land operation in the region. However, these reports remain unconfirmed by the authorities in Tel Aviv. Instead, they have reported an escalation of land operations in select sectors of the Gaza Strip. In the evening, multiple blasts were reported within the Palestinian enclave, leading to disruptions in internet services and mobile telephony for local residents.

Our infantry and armored units remain inside the Gaza Strip, continuing operations there, the Israeli army disclosed on Saturday morning. The Times of Israel quoted this official military statement.

The military headquarters further announced that, in response to an earlier assault on the Tel Aviv-controlled Golan Heights by Hezbollah, it has launched attacks on the terrorist group's positions in southern Lebanon. Sources reported that the rockets fired by the militants missed their target, landing instead in Syrian territory.

On October 7, a Hamas assault launched from the Gaza Strip resulted in the highest number of Israeli fatalities since the 1973 war fought with a Syrian-Egyptian coalition. The ongoing conflict, now into its 21st day, has already resulted in approximately 1,400 Israeli and over 7,300 Gaza Strip resident casualties.

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