#IsraelAtWar: Live Blog On Israel-Palestine Conflict
More than 1,000 people have died in Israel and Palestine since the Hamas group members launched an attack against Israel on Saturday.
Number of Israeli residents injured as result of escalation up to 2,38209 Oct 2023, 01:27 pm
The number of Israeli residents hospitalized as a result of the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has increased to 2,382, The Times of Israel newspaper reported on Monday, citing the latest data by the Health Ministry.
Earlier reports indicated that 2,315 people were injured as a result of the conflict's escalation, while over 700 were killed.
1,23,000 Palestinians flee their homes in Gaza due to armed conflict09 Oct 2023, 01:18 pm
More than 1,23,000 Palestinians have been forced to flee their homes in the Gaza Strip as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict escalates, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Sunday.
"As of 21:00, 123,538 Palestinians had been displaced in Gaza," the OCHA said in a statement.
Death toll due to ongoing conflict crosses 1,00009 Oct 2023, 01:18 pm
More than 1,000 people have died in Israel and Palestine after the surprise rocket attack on Saturday by Hamas triggered a war in the region.
"More than 700 people have been killed in Israel, while more than 400 Palestinians have been killed, according to authorities. Some 2,300 others have been wounded in Gaza, with power cuts threatening lives of hundreds of injured and patients," the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza was quoted as saying by CNN.
US moves carrier strike group to eastern Mediterranean09 Oct 2023, 08:52 am
The United States has begun moving USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group to the Eastern Mediterranean.
This includes the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), as well as the Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), USS Ramage (DDG 61), USS Carney (DDG 64), and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80).
"USCENTCOM stands firmly with our Israeli and regional partners to address the risks of any party seeking to expand the conflict," said General Michael— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 8, 2023
"Erik" Kurilla, Commander, U.S. Central Command.https://t.co/URHNRuPLkV pic.twitter.com/Dgclz8PuwC
IDF shares images of 'war crimes' committed by Hamas on its X page09 Oct 2023, 08:47 am
This is incriminating evidence of the war crimes committed by the Hamas terrorist organization. pic.twitter.com/gM9mWZVkeG— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 9, 2023
Death toll crosses 1,000 as Israel-Hamas conflict continues09 Oct 2023, 08:46 am
More than 1,000 people have died in Israel and Palestine since the Hamas group members launched an attack against Israel on Saturday.
"More than 700 people have been killed in Israel, while more than 400 Palestinians have been killed, according to authorities. Some 2,300 others have been wounded in Gaza, with power cuts threatening "lives of hundreds of injuries and patients," the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza was quoted as saying by CNN.
Israel has declared war on Hamas and initiated airstrikes in response to this fierce attack.
Swords of Iron—42 hours in.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 8, 2023
These are the NUMBERS.
This is the reality of Israel right now. pic.twitter.com/eUSNBFRgB2
The Israel Defense Forces told CNN that Israel has "severely degraded the capabilities" of the Palestinian militant group Hamas as airstrikes on Gaza continued into early Monday.
Israel Defense Forces said 2150 people have been injured in the attack so far.
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with several world leaders including Ukraine President08 Oct 2023, 08:46 pm
A tweet posted on the official X handle of the Israel PM said: "Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, all of whom expressed unreserved support for Israel's right to defend itself as necessary."
Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, all of whom expressed unreserved support for Israel's right to defend itself as necessary.— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 8, 2023
At least 100 Israelis are currently held captive in Gaza: Government08 Oct 2023, 07:51 pm
More than 600 Israelis killed and 100 abducted by Hamas militants since Saturday, the Israeli government says08 Oct 2023, 07:43 pm
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has spoken with the leader of Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad (PIJ) , says Iran's state media08 Oct 2023, 07:35 pm
Over 500 Israelis killed in last 24 hrs, 313 people dead in Gaza08 Oct 2023, 07:22 pm
Hamas's attack on Israel has killed 500 Israelis in the past 24 hours, local media reports.
In the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health said 313 people had been killed by Israeli air strikes, with almost 2,000 wounded, reports BBC.
Internet connection snapped in large parts of Gaza after Israel strikes08 Oct 2023, 07:19 pm
People in Gaza worried war will last for a very long time, reports BBC08 Oct 2023, 07:19 pm
UN officials strongly condemn deadly attacks in Israel08 Oct 2023, 06:21 pm
Top UN officials were “in close contact with all concerned to urge maximum restraint” following “horrific scenes of violence” that left dozens dead and hundreds wounded in Israeli cities near the Gaza Strip amid rocket attacks by armed Palestinian militants early Saturday morning, with the UN Security Council announcing it would hold a Sunday afternoon private meeting to discuss the matter.
The UN Secretary-General condemned “in the strongest terms” the attack by Hamas against Israeli towns, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said.
The girl whose naked body surfaced in a social media video on Saturday after Hamas attack on Israel has now been identified as German citizen Shani Louk08 Oct 2023, 06:16 pm
The video has been verified by CNN. Louk was seen in a vehicle by militants in Gaza who are chanting "Allahu Akbar." CNN reported that Louk was a German-Israeli dual national. Louk reportedly attended the music festival attacked by Hamas.
An operational update from IDF Spokesperson RAdm. Daniel Hagari:08 Oct 2023, 05:54 pm
An operational update from IDF Spokesperson RAdm. Daniel Hagari: pic.twitter.com/2QNm29UYZ7— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 8, 2023
Hezbollah congratulates Hamas08 Oct 2023, 04:18 pm
BBC reports that Hezbollah, which like Iran, is committed to Israel’s destruction, yesterday congratulated Hamas on its attacks on Israeli territory and said it would “keep a close eye on developments”.
Today's attacks were “in solidarity with the Palestinian people”, a fresh statement said.
More than 400 Palestinian militants have been killed in southern Israel and the Gaza Strip, and dozens more have been captured, an IDF spokesman was quoted as saying by the Times of Israel08 Oct 2023, 04:08 pm
War in Israel–last 30 hours. pic.twitter.com/EdCarXTqg0— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 8, 2023
A long, difficult war ahead for Israel, say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu08 Oct 2023, 04:06 pm
The Israeli prime minister said in an overnight message that the war had been "forced on us by a murderous attack by Hamas", and the first stage would end in the coming hours when most of the militants on Israeli territory had been wiped out. Israel would restore security to its citizens and win, he added.
This morning, on Shabbat and a holiday, Hamas invaded Israeli territory and murdered innocent citizens including children and the elderly. Hamas has started a brutal and evil war.— Benjamin Netanyahu - בנימין נתניהו (@netanyahu) October 8, 2023
We will be victorious in this war despite an unbearable price. This is a very difficult day for all…
The possibility of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict intensifying looms large over southern Lebanon and across the nation08 Oct 2023, 04:02 pm
Fighting between the Israeli military and Palestinian militants continues in Israeli territory near Gaza, reports BBC08 Oct 2023, 04:00 pm
Amid heavy firing by Gaza militants, Israel music festival attendees seen running for lives in new viral video08 Oct 2023, 02:05 pm
As Israel was hit by an unprecedented rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, hundreds of people attending an Israeli music festival were caught in a video running for their lives amid heavy firing by militants at them.
The Music Festival that was taking place in the Kibbutz of Urim, in Israel, before Hamas terrorists invaded the Gaza Strip. Terrorist arrived shooting at the party participants, killing and injuring many of them. Some of them were taken into Gaza #Israel #IsraelUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/BBQNT7dNhc— Deborah Turnley (@WolfsMuse) October 8, 2023
Israeli army strikes in 'area in Lebanon' in response to fire08 Oct 2023, 12:13 pm
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Sunday that it was striking "the area in Lebanon" in response to fire from the area.
"IDF Artillery is currently striking the area in Lebanon from where a shooting was carried out," the IDF said on Telegram, adding that it "has been taking preparational measures for this type of possibility and will continue to operate in all regions and at any time necessary to ensure the safety of the Israeli civilians."
Hezbollah claims responsibility for targeting Israeli sites: CNN08 Oct 2023, 11:35 am
According to CNN, the Lebanese group Hezbollah claimed responsibility for targeting three Israeli sites in an area known as Shebaa Farms using missiles and artillery. It issued a statement on Sunday.
Over 300 killed as Israel-Palestine war escalates following over 5000 rocket attacks by Hamas. Photo courtesy: UNI
Israeli security forces secure control of Sderot police station : CNN08 Oct 2023, 10:09 am
Israel’s southern district police forces and soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday secured control of Sderot police station, according to a southern district police spokesperson, quoted CNN.
“Starting in the morning, the southern district police forces and IDF soldiers are working to neutralize terrorists who infiltrated the Sderot station,” the police spokesperson said. “A short time ago, full control was achieved.”
CNN reports: About 10 armed “terrorists” were “neutralized,” after the forces were ordered to carry out live fire “by all means” on the station where “the terrorists were entrenched,” the spokesperson said.
Live briefing from Tel Aviv—with an IDF Spokesperson LTC (Res.) Jonathan Conricus
Live briefing from Tel Aviv—with an IDF Spokesperson LTC (Res.) Jonathan Conricus https://t.co/nOU4IDlsQx— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 7, 2023
Israeli woman being kidnapped by Hamas video goes viral08 Oct 2023, 09:44 am
Hamas = ISIS— David Saranga (@DavidSaranga) October 7, 2023
Same ideology, different names.
The footage coming out of southern Israel makes this absolutely clear.
In the video: Hamas terrorists kidnapped an Israeli young woman earlier today. #Israel_under_attack #IsraelUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/QVtQBWgInA
Death toll in Israel crosses 300 in Hamas attack08 Oct 2023, 09:39 am
Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reported, citing the country's health ministry, that the death toll has exceeded 300 people, and more than 1,500 people have been injured in the conflict so far.
While Israeli men, women, and children are kidnapped, tortured, and killed, pro-Palestinian demonstrators appear to celebrate in the streets.@SamHalpern1#IsraelUnderAttack | #Celebrations | #Londonhttps://t.co/V2b6bwfTpq— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 8, 2023
Attack on residential buildings in Gaza by Hamas08 Oct 2023, 09:09 am
BREAKING: Residential building in Gaza has been destroyed by aerial bombs as Hamas continues to target innocent people in Israel.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 7, 2023
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu has declared war in response to the attacks, saying “the enemy will pay a price it has never known before.”
Biden has… pic.twitter.com/geolNC5ypg
X video by British politician shows Hamas on rampage in Gaza Strip neighbourhood08 Oct 2023, 09:07 am
US condemns attack by Hamas, stands by Israel08 Oct 2023, 09:05 am
We will never fail to have Israel’s back. pic.twitter.com/3JM8d665iJ— President Biden (@POTUS) October 8, 2023
Over 300 killed in Israel in large-scale attack by Palestinian group Hamas08 Oct 2023, 09:00 am
More than 300 were killed in Israel in a surprise large-scale attack by the Palestinian group Hamas. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to reduce its Gaza hideouts to "rubble". In Gaza, more than 230 have been killed in Israel's response.
RIGHT NOW: Barzilai Medical Center—in southern Israel—was targeted by Hamas rocket fire.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 8, 2023
Hours before the strike, Dr. Chezy Levy, the Director of the medical center, and his staff moved patients to safety.
This is indiscriminate fire against civilians. The IDF will not stand… pic.twitter.com/OS0HLo3CQU
Israel to cut off electricity supply to Gaza08 Oct 2023, 12:36 am
Reuters news agency reported Israel's energy minister, Israel Katz, as saying that Israel would cut off Gaza's electricity supply.
Israel ready to launch ground operation on Gaza08 Oct 2023, 12:35 am
The Israeli military has mobilised tens of thousands of reservists and is now expected to launch a ground operation in Gaza, reports BBC.
232 killed, 1600 wounded in Gaza as Israel launches air strikes on Gaza08 Oct 2023, 12:32 am
Air India cancels flights to and from Israel as country declares retaliatory 'Operation Iron Swords' against Hamas08 Oct 2023, 12:30 am
At least 150 people are reported killed and 1,100 wounded in Israel after the Palestinian militant group Hamas launched attacks08 Oct 2023, 12:28 am
Israel declares 'Operation Iron Swords' against Hamas militants07 Oct 2023, 10:22 pm
Israel has declared 'Operation Iron Swords' against Hamas militants, involving a coordinated attack by the Israel Air Force. Dozens of fighter jets have been deployed to target the Hamas militant group in various locations across the Gaza Strip.
Death toll rises to 100 in Israel in Palestinian militant group Hamas's biggest attack in years07 Oct 2023, 09:56 pm
'We will win this war': Israel Defence Minister Yoav Gallant07 Oct 2023, 09:37 pm
"Hamas has made a grave mistake this morning and launched a war against the State of Israel," Israel Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said in a statement.
"IDF troops (Israeli army) are fighting against the enemy at every location," he said. "I call on all of Israel's citizens to follow security instructions. The State of Israel will win this war," he said in a video statement on X.
Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant following an operational situation assessment held this morning: The Hamas [terrorist organization] has made a grave mistake this morning and launched a war against the State of Israel. IDF troops are fighting against the enemy at every… pic.twitter.com/8fkoEU3IcZ— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) October 7, 2023
After surprise rocket attack, Hamas militants enter Israel's cities, kidnap, shoot people07 Oct 2023, 09:26 pm
Disturbing videos circulating on social media on Saturday showed civilians being targeted by Hamas militants in Israel's southern cities near Gaza, using motorcycles, SUVs, and even paragliders to infiltrate the towns.
Just surreal! Footage of Palestinian Hamas terrorists who infiltrated into Israel from Gaza, firing at residents in Sderot from an SUV. pic.twitter.com/ffUO5XwG1I— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) October 7, 2023
Israel launches retaliatory attack, calls it a war07 Oct 2023, 08:44 pm
Hamas militants infiltrated Israel from Gaza amidst intense rocket fire, killing at least 40 people. There are reports of several Israelis being kidnapped and taken back to Gaza as hostages. In retaliation, Israel launched a series of airstrikes on Gaza, resulting in the deaths of 198 people, according to Palestinian officials, reported BBC.
NEW: Hamas is currently going on a killing spree, murdering men, women and children in Israel and parading dead bodies around.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 7, 2023
This is the most serious escalation between Israel and Hamas since the 10-day war in 2021.
The attack from Hamas, who is funded by Iran, comes just… pic.twitter.com/Paxe5eyD27
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