Netanyahu: First Phase of Operation ‘Iron Swords’ Complete, Targeting of Hamas’ Governmental and Military Capabilities to Commence, Gaza’s Supply of Electricity, Goods, and Fuel Cut

Netanyahu: First Phase of Operation ‘Iron Swords’ Complete, Targeting of Hamas’ Governmental and Military Capabilities to Commence, Gaza’s Supply of Electricity, Goods, and Fuel Cut

Date:

What You Need To Know: 

After a meeting with the Israeli National Security Cabinet, IDF and Prime Minister Netanyahu it has been announced in a press service that a closed military zone is to be formed in the Gaza Strip. Israeli citizens have received phone notifications to evacuate 7 settlements in the area and take shelter in predetermined locations. 

In the statement, the Prime Minister claims, “We embarked on a long and difficult war.  The war was imposed on us by a murderous attack by Hamas. The first phase ends in these hours by destroying most of the enemy forces that have penetrated our territory. At the same time, we started the offensive formation and it will continue unreservedly and without respite until the objectives are reached. We will restore security to the citizens of Israel and we will win.”

The announcement comes after settlements surrounding the Strip have been under a constant barrage of rocket fire, in retaliation to IDF strikes on reported Hamas operational centers in Gaza. The Al-Qassam claimed to have targeted the Israeli settlement of Ashkelon with over 100 rockets thus far. 

Israeli Fears of a United Front:

Additionally, there are fears of the opening up of a ‘northern front’ along the border with Lebanon, after Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah released a statement declaring, “in the name of Allah, all resistance combat units throughout Syria and Lebanon were put on war alert by the Issuance of an order from Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah. The resistance is ready to start the final battle in a united front.” A statement released earlier today by US President Biden warns “any party hostile to Israel that tries to take advantage of the situation. Our administration’s support for Israel is stable and strong, and I remain in close contact with Netanyahu.” 

 

Additionally, various M109A5 self-propelled artillery units have been filmed heading towards the southern city of Sderot, due to an ongoing firefight between the IDF and militants. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bianca Bridger
Bianca Bridger
Bianca Bridger is a Political Science Graduate from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Currently working as an Editor for The ModernInsurgent and writing for Atlas News, her interests include conflict politics, history, yoga and meditation.
- Sponsor -spot_img
- Sponsor -spot_img

Week's Top Stories

More In This Category
Related

Sudan Requests Sanctions Against Chad and the UAE

The Sudanese military government has issued a request to...

Russia and North Korea Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement Amid Putin Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Leader Kim...

Argentine Security Minister Meets With Salvadoran Officials

Argentine President Javier Milei's government announced on Tuesday that...

Armenia Issues Recognition of Palestinian Statehood

The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a...