One of the deadliest incidents for the IDF since October 7: Eight Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza

Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza

Israeli Soldiers Tragically Killed in Gaza

Deadly Incident in Southern Gaza

On Saturday, eight Israeli soldiers lost their lives in a tragic incident in southern Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces reported that the soldiers were part of a convoy that was hit by an explosion at around 5.15 a.m. local time.

Details of the Incident

The IDF spokesperson mentioned that the explosion may have been caused by explosive devices planted in the area or as a result of anti-tank missile fire. The armored vehicle carrying soldiers was severely damaged, making it challenging to locate the bodies of the deceased.

Hamas Claims Responsibility

Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed responsibility for the deadly ambush against the Israeli vehicles in Gaza. The militant group vowed to continue targeting the Israeli military.

Israeli Officials Respond

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his deep sorrow over the deaths and reaffirmed the country’s commitment to its war goals. However, opposition leader Yair Lapid criticized Netanyahu’s response to the incident, accusing him of prioritizing political gains over national unity.

Humanitarian Aid and Ceasefire Calls

The Israeli military announced a “tactical pause” in military activities to allow humanitarian aid deliveries to enter southern Gaza. International agencies participated in discussions leading to this decision. Meanwhile, protests calling for an immediate ceasefire continue in Israel.

Escalating Conflict

The conflict in Gaza has resulted in numerous casualties on both sides. Recent reports indicate intense fighting in Tal al-Sultan, with civilian casualties reported in central Gaza. The situation remains volatile and continues to escalate.

Read More of this Story at – 2024-06-16 05:17:00

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