The Israeli Air Force is attacking the Gaza Strip at a pace not seen in decades, Israeli military spokesman Daniel Hagari said, according to the newspaper.Haaretz“. He emphasized that the army is preparing for the coming phases of combat. The military says over a hundred people are currently missing, but that number could change once the dead are identified.
Hagari drew parallels to the US naval action in Yemen, in which, according to the Pentagon, a US warship destroyed three cruise missiles and several drones shot down by Houthi fighters. This shows the capabilities of the USA. According to Hagari, Israeli air defense is “similarly prepared for such threats.”
Increasing number of victims
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the death toll from clashes with Israeli security forces near Tul Karm had risen to 13, including five minors. Haaretz also reported an incident in which a border police officer was killed in an explosion, with ten other border police officers receiving minor injuries.
Israeli army drone strike
According to Haaretz, the Israeli army also announced that it had attacked a group of armed militants in the region with a drone.