Israeli military forces targeted locations in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Syria. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized that he, along with other officials, would be held accountable for the Hamas attacks once the conflict concludes.
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has currently consented to a temporary delay, at the request of the United States, for its anticipated ground incursion into Gaza. This pause will allow the Pentagon to position air defenses in the region to safeguard U.S. troops. These details have been disclosed by U.S. officials and individuals familiar with Israel’s planning.
Regarding Iran’s involvement, the leader of Iran-backed Hezbollah held discussions with key militant figures from Gaza. Simultaneously, Iran’s supreme leader accused the United States of orchestrating Israel’s offensive. It’s worth noting that prior to the October 7 attacks, hundreds of Hamas fighters received training in Iran, based on information from sources familiar with intelligence on the matter.
Hamas is employing hostage situations as a strategy to postpone a ground invasion and obtain concessions from Israel, as stated by officials and analysts. President Biden has urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to explore options for securing the release of these hostages before proceeding with invasion.
Israel is actively engaged on multiple fronts, with its forces carrying out operations in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, and Syria. Prime Minister Netanyahu has faced questions about his leadership since the Hamas attacks on October 7, which took Israel’s military and intelligence apparatus by surprise.
A humanitarian crisis is escalating, with a U.N. agency warning of reduced operations in Gaza unless it receives additional fuel support. France has announced its intention to send a naval vessel to assist hospitals in Gaza. However, only eight out of the 20 scheduled aid trucks destined for Gaza arrived on Tuesday.
Hamas officials have reported that the Palestinian death toll in Gaza exceeds 6,500. It’s important to note that this figure has not been independently verified. On the other side, over 1,400 people in Israel lost their lives in the initial Hamas attacks that triggered the conflict, while the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have reported over 300 of their personnel killed. President Biden has expressed skepticism regarding the death toll figures provided by the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry.