Israeli Security Council officially declares ‘state of war’

Israeli Security Council officially declares ‘state of war’

For the first time since the October 1973 War, the Israeli Security Council agreed to officially declare a state of war, to carry out major military operations, in accordance with Article 40 of the Israeli Government Law.

On Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel is in a “state of war” following the outbreak of new confrontations between Israel and Hamas, which controls Gaza.

The movement launched missiles and carried out incursions and captures into Israeli territory. The latter responded by launching raids on the densely populated sector, which it has been besieging for years.

The operation came on a scale that had not been seen in decades in the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, and came on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the October 1973 War. It also came in light of an effort to conclude a normalization agreement between Riyadh and Tel Aviv, which, if accomplished, will be the latest in a series of understandings between Israel and Arab countries. In recent years.

The number of Israeli deaths rose to 600, including 44 soldiers and 30 policemen, in light of ongoing confrontations since dawn on Saturday between the Israeli army and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.

Since the morning, there have been increasing statistics regarding the deaths, as the Israeli Channel 12 previously reported that 500 were killed, after another toll of 350 dead.

On Sunday, the Israeli army published the names of 44 soldiers that it said were killed in clashes with the Hamas movement, while the police reported, via a statement, that among the total dead were 30 policemen, including officers, while the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that 313 Palestinians were killed and 1,990 others were injured.

At dawn on Saturday, Hamas and other Palestinian factions in Gaza launched the “Al-Aqsa Flood” military operation against Israel. In response to the continuing attacks by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people, their property and holy sites, especially Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.

In return, the Israeli army began Operation Iron Swords, and continues to launch intensive raids on many areas in the Gaza Strip, which is inhabited by more than two million Palestinians who suffer from deteriorating living conditions as a result of an ongoing Israeli siege since 2006.


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