« The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have taken to social media to announce an extensive airstrike operation targeting the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
The IDF shared aerial footage showcasing the airstrikes as part of their efforts to combat Hamas, illustrating their ongoing commitment to addressing security concerns in the region.
The attack comes in the wake of a surprise attack by Hamas on Israel on Saturday, October 7, during which thousands of rockets were fired into Israeli territory as part of what Hamas referred to as ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.’
Israel responded with airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and issued a formal declaration of war on Hamas, warning residents in Gaza to leave their homes.
Hamas said the operation was due to the long-running Israeli blockade, raids on West Bank cities and other attacks, while Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed ‘mighty vengeance’ on the group.
At the time of publication, over 1,600 have been reported dead across both sides in the most deadly escalation of the ongoing conflict in decades. »