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Israel's war against Hamas, dubbed Swords of Iron, entered its 26th week on Saturday. The war began on October 7th, the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, when Hamas launched an assault by land sea, and air, massacring over 1,200 and taking 240 Israelis and foreigners hostage. As the war continues, IDF forces continue to advance through southern and central Gaza as terrorists continue launching rockets at the Jewish state from Lebanon and Gaza.

The IDF has continued to operate at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, where over 150 terrorists have been killed and over 500 arrested over the last week and a half.

Live updates:

Saturday, 10:48 p.m.: The IDF has reported that, "A short while ago, a surface-to-air missile was launched toward an IAF UAV operating in Lebanese airspace. As a result, the UAV was hit and fell in Lebanese territory. The incident is under review."

Saturday, 9:55 p.m.: Sirens sound in northern Israel, warning of a hostile aircraft infiltration.

Saturday, 8:00 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel at just past 2:00a.m. on Saturday morning, and again at just after 12:30p.m., at just prior to 4:00p.m. and at 4:10p.m., warning of missiles launched towards northern Israel.

Saturday, 1:35 a.m.: Live updates are stopping at this time in honor of the start of Shabbat in North America, and will resume on Saturday night, upon the conclusion of Shabbat in Israel.

Friday, 8:52 p.m.: A short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck a military compound of the Amal Movement where a number of its terrorists operated in the area of Marjaayoun in southern Lebanon.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that, throughout the war, the Amal Movement operated against the State of Israel and planned to carry out an additional attack on Israeli territory in recent days.

Friday, 6:45 p.m.: With the start of Shabbat in Israel, Arutz Sheva-Israel National News' North American desk will continue to update the site.

Friday, 3:58 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the Upper Galilee region.

Friday, 1:41 p.m.: Sirens sound in northern Israel

Friday, 12:50 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Friday, 7:47 a.m.: An IDF soldier suffered light injuries Thursday night after an antitank missile was fired towards Metula in northern Israel.

The soldier was evacuated to a hospital, and the IDF struck the source of the fire.

Friday, 12:51 a.m.: Sirens sounded in the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel.

Thursday, 10:35 p.m.: During the recent rocket barrage on Sderot, a rocket landed in a residential neighborhood in the city. No injuries were reported.

The impact in Sderot Sderot Municipality

Thursday, 10:01 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Ashkelon and Zikim.

Thursday, 10:00 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Sderot and surrounding areas.

Thursday, 8:43 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Netivot and surrounding areas in southern Israel.

Thursday, 4:48 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Kfar Aza, in the Gaza envelope.

Thursday, 4:36 p.m.: Following the IDF's announcement that temporary leave for combat soldiers was suspended, IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Hagari clarified: "The Homefront Command's instructions are unchanged. There is no need to purchase generators, stock up on food, or take money out of ATMs. As we acted until now, we will immediately officially update you on any change if there will be any."

Thursday, 3:44 p.m.: The IDF announced that earlier today, a number of launches were identified crossing from Lebanon toward the areas of Betzet and Shlomi in northern Israel. The IDF struck the sources of fire.

A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck terrorist infrastructure in the areas of Yaroun, Aynata, and Maroun El Ras.

Thursday, 3:10 p.m.: A home in the town of Shlomi, near the northern border, was hit by an antitank missile fired from Lebanon. A great amount of damage was caused and a woman who was in the house was treated for shock.

Thursday, 9:50 a.m.: The IDF has reported: "Overnight, IAF fighter jets struck Hezbollah launch posts in the area of Khiam and terrorist infrastructure in the area of Kfarkela."

Thursday, 1:00 a.m.: Sirens sounded in the Golan Heights.

Wednesday, 11:10 p.m.: After ten days, two rockets were fired towards the city of Sderot on Wednesday evening.

The municipality said that one rocket was intercepted and the other fell in an open area outside the city.

At this point, no injuries or damage to property have been reported.

Wednesday, 11:01 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Sderot and the area.

Wednesday, 7:16 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Kissufim in the Gaza envelope.

Wednesday, 5:20 p.m.: Earlier today (Wednesday), the Hezbollah terrorist organization launched rockets at the Har Dov area in northern Israel from a military post in the area of Kfar Hamaam. Within a few minutes, IAF fighter jets and aircraft struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure and military posts, including the post from which the rockets were launched and the operatives who fired the rockets.

Yesterday (Tuesday), the IDF struck Hezbollah military structures and terrorist infrastructure in the area of Blida and Aynata.

Earlier today, IDF artillery struck to remove a threat in the area of Ayta ash Shab.

A short while ago, IDF troops identified a number of launches fired from Lebanon which crossed into northern Israel. No injuries were reported.

Wednesday, 3:56 p.m.: Sirens sound again in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 3:53 p.m.: Missile and hostile infiltration sirens sound in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 10:16 a.m.: Sirens sound again in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 10:02 a.m.: Sirens sound in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 9:10 a.m.: At least five missiles were fired from Lebanon towards Israel. No one was injured.

Wednesday, 8:54 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 5:20 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Kissufim, located near the border with Gaza.

Wednesday, 1:40 a.m.: The Home Front Command said that the incident in which a suspected hostile aircraft infiltrated Israel in the Arava region has concluded.

Wednesday, 1:01 a.m.: Sirens sounded in the Arava region due to a suspected infiltration of a hostile aircraft.

Tuesday, 8:08 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Margaliot, northern Israel.

Tuesday, 7:38 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 5:41 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 1:29 a.m.: Sirens in Beit Hillel in northern Israel.

Monday, 11:04 p.m.: Sirens in northern Israel.

Monday, 9:35 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 5:59 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 1:49 a.m.: The Home Front Command said that, following the report of a siren warning about the entry of a hostile aircraft into Israel in the Eilat area, the incident has concluded.

Monday, 1:31 a.m.: Sirens sounded in the city of Eilat due to a suspected infiltration of a hostile aircraft.

Sunday, 10:27 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Metula, northern Israel.

Sunday, 8:04 p.m.: Earlier today, numerous launches were identified crossing from southern Lebanon into the areas of Har Dov and Arab al-Aramshe in northern Israel. The IDF Aerial Defense Array intercepted several of the launches.

A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah military compounds where terrorists operated in the areas of Meiss El Jabal and Blida in southern Lebanon. Over the past few hours, IDF fighter jets also struck Hezbollah launch posts in the area of Markaba and a Hezbollah observation post in the area of Kfarkela.

Sunday, 6:50 p.m.: The IDF has confirmed that a short while ago, an IAF aircraft struck a vehicle in the area of Kounine in Lebanon in which Ismail Al-Zin was located. Al-Zin was a significant commander in the Anti-Tank Missile Unit of Hezbollah's Radwan Forces. Al-Zin was a significant source of knowledge regarding anti-tank missiles and was responsible for dozens of anti-tank missile attacks against Israeli civilians, communities and security forces.

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Sunday, 6:24 p.m.: According to reports a senior Hezbollah commander was killed in an IDF airstrike in Lebanon.

Sunday, 5:25 p.m.: Local sources are reporting a targeted strike on a vehicle in southern Lebanon. According to the reports, at least one individual was killed in the strike.

Sunday, 2:17 p.m.: The IDF announced that over the past few hours, numerous launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into the areas of Margaliot and Malkia in northern Israel. The IDF struck the sources of the launches. As a result of the launches, an IDF soldier was lightly injured and evacuated to a hospital to receive medical treatment. His family has been notified.

A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure in the areas of Khiam and Rab El Thalathine in southern Lebanon. Additionally, IDF artillery struck in the area of Houla in order to remove a threat.

Yesterday, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military compound in the area of al-Jebbayn.

Sunday, 1:57 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 12:08 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.