Israel bombed Khan Yunis in Gaza and several Lebanese areas Israel-Hamas war

The Israeli military on Monday bombed Khan Younes, the epicenter of clashes in southern Gaza and Lebanon. During the night from Sunday to Monday, witnesses reported Israeli attacks on Khan Yunis and heavy fighting between soldiers and Hamas fighters.

The Israeli military said anti-rocket sirens sounded overnight outside Gaza in northern Israel, near the border with Lebanon.

Several areas in southern Lebanon were the target of Israeli strikes on Sunday, which killed a Lebanese Hezbollah fighter, a source close to the movement, which supports Hamas in its war against Israel, told AFP.

Hamas, which has been in power in Gaza since 2007, launched an unprecedented offensive on Israeli soil on Oct. 7, killing more than 1,140 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on official Israeli data.

About 250 people were abducted and taken to Gaza, including about 100 who were released in late November as part of an exchange for Palestinian prisoners. According to Israel, 132 hostages are still being held in the territory, 28 of whom are believed to have died.


Hamas, which presented its “version of events” for the first time on October 7, admitted that “mistakes may have been made” in the “confusion” due to the “sudden collapse of the security apparatus and the army” on the border between Israel and Gaza.

However, he denied targeting civilians except “incidentally and during clashes with occupying forces”. However, videos show gunmen killing indiscriminately on Israeli soil.

After the attack, Israel vowed to “destroy” Hamas and launched its largest-ever operation in Gaza.

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So far, 25,105 people – mostly women, children and youth – have been killed in the operation, according to the Hamas Health Ministry. However, in the fourth month of the war, Israel has killed “about 20% to 30%” of Hamas fighters and is still far from its goal of destroying the Islamist movement, US intelligence estimates, according to the Wall Street Journal.

According to the newspaper, the United States, Qatar and Egypt, among others, which brokered the ceasefire in November, are trying to convince Israel and Hamas to approve a plan to release all hostages. For Israel's withdrawal from Gaza.

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