aftermath of massacre in Kibbutz Nir Oz
aftermath of massacre in Kibbutz Nir OzHaim Goldberg/Flash 90

Israel's war against Hamas, dubbed Swords of Iron, entered its 27th week on Saturday. Sunday, April 7, marked the six-month anniversary of the massacre that began the ongoing war.

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.

Live updates:

Saturday, 1:45 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, 11:59 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Sderot and other communities located near the border with Gaza.

Friday, 7:56 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel.

Friday, 7:28 p.m.: Sirens were sounded in northern Israel due to a suspected infiltration of a hostile aircraft.

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, 5:00 p.m.: Sirens in northern Israel due to a suspected infiltration of a hostile aircraft.

Friday, 4:07 p.m.: Sirens in the Upper Galilee in northern Israel.

Friday, 6:59 a.m.: The Home Front Command issued an update stating that the alert over terrorists infiltrating the community of Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion has been lifted.

Residents can leave their homes and move around the area without restriction.

Friday, 6:06 a.m.: Suspected terrorist infiltration in Neve Daniel in Gush Etzion. Local residents have been instructed to remain in a protected space in their homes.

Thursday, 7:50 p.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck three Hezbollah military compounds in the areas of Meiss el Jabal, Yarine, and Khiam, along with a Hezbollah military observation post in the area of Marwahin in southern Lebanon.

Throughout the day, IDF artillery fired in order to remove a threat in the area of Abou Chach.

Thursday, 4:35 p.m.: As part of the enhancement of coordination and cooperation for the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, the Commander of the Southern Command, MG Yaron Finkelman, met with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), MG Ghassan Alian, along with officers from COGAT in the Southern Command yesterday (Wednesday).

The meeting included representatives of the international community, UN agencies, the International Red Cross, IMC, USAID, and the US Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues. During the meeting, MG Finkelman presented the operational situational assessment, and MG Alian presented the IDF's humanitarian aid operations, alongside recent steps taken to strengthen and increase the pace of the delivery of aid to the Gaza Strip.

The meeting
The meetingIDF Spokesperson

Thursday, 3:39 p.m.: Earlier today, IAF fighter jets struck a military compound where a Hezbollah terrorist operated in the area of Al-Dahira in southern Lebanon.

Throughout the day, IDF soldiers opened fire in order to remove a threat in the area of Tayr Harfa.

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Wednesday, 9:00 p.m.: A short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck a military compound where terrorists were operating in the area of Ayta ash Shab and additional terrorist infrastructure in the area of Khiam in southern Lebanon. Earlier today, the IDF fired in order to remove a threat in the area of Naqoura.

Wednesday, 5:07 p.m: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 2:40 p.m.: One missile was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.: Sirens sound in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 11:14 p.m.: A short while ago, the IDF struck military infrastructure that based on precise intelligence was used by the Hezbollah terrorist organization on the Syrian front.

"The IDF holds the Syrian regime accountable for all activities which take place within its territory and will not allow for any attempted actions which could lead to the entrenchment of Hezbollah on the Syrian front," the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.

In parallel, in the past hours, the IDF struck a number of Hezbollah observation posts and terrorist infrastructure in southern Lebanon.

Throughout the day, IDF artillery struck to remove threats in the areas of Dhayra and Tayr Harfa in southern Lebanon.

Tuesday, 7:20 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Kfar Aza, a community near the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, 12:17 p.m.: The sirens which sounded in northern Israel a short time ago were the result of a misidentification, reports said.

Tuesday, 12:07 p.m.: Sirens sound in numerous locations in northern Israel, warning of hostile aircraft infiltration.

Tuesday, 6:54 a.m.: Five rockets fired from Lebanon exploded in open areas in the Western Galilee. There were no reports of injuries or damages.

Tuesday, 6:20 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Betzet, Rosh Hanikra and Shlomi in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 3:39 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported strikes in the city of Deir al Balah in the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, 12:06 a.m.: The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said, "Following the sirens that sounded in the area of Eilat regarding the infiltration of a hostile aircraft, IDF Naval forces identified a suspicious aerial target crossing into Israeli territory. The target was successfully intercepted by the 'C-Dome' naval defense system."

"The target was tracked by the IDF, no injuries were reported and no damage was caused," it added.

Monday, 11:57 p.m.: The city of Eilat said that an interception of a suspicious target was carried out in the Gulf of Eilat, and there was no intrusion into the city.

Monday, 11:47 p.m.: The Home Front Command announced that the incident in Eilat has concluded.

Monday, 11:42 p.m.: Following the sirens in Eilat, it was reported that interceptions were seen over the city.

Monday, 11:33 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Eilat due to a suspected infiltration of a hostile aircraft.

Monday, 4:54 p.m.: The IDF announced that a short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah military infrastructure in the area of Khiam where an operative belonging to the terrorist organization was identified.

Overnight, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military compound in Kfarkela in southern Lebanon.

Earlier today (Monday), an explosive Hezbollah UAV that crossed into Lebanon fell in an open area in the Rosh HaNikra area. No injuries were reported.

Following the sirens that sounded in the area of the Upper Galilee earlier today, an interceptor was launched toward a suspected aerial target that crossed from Lebanon. It was later determined to be a false identification.

Monday, 4:53 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 4:47 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 2:20 p.m.: Sirens sound in northern Israel, warning of a hostile aircraft infiltration.

Monday, 2:00 p.m.: Following the sirens earlier, reports said that a UAV fell in the western Galilee. No one was injured.

Monday, 1:40 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 11:32 a.m.: One rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Re'im, near the Gaza border. The rocket fell in an open area, and no sirens sounded, in accordance with protocol. No one was injured.

Sunday, 9:50 p.m.: The IDF announced that 322 humanitarian aid trucks were inspected and transferred to Gaza today. 70% of that aid was food.

This is the highest number of aid trucks transferred to Gaza in one day since the start of the war.

"There is no limit to the amount of aid that can be facilitated for the civilians in Gaza," the IDF stated.

Sunday, 8:30 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Tzfat (Safed) and the surrounding area.

Sunday, 4:20 p.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a military compound that contained seven military structures belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization’s Radwan Forces in the area of Khiam. In addition, the IDF struck a military command center belonging to Hezbollah in the area of Toura.

Earlier today (Sunday), a number of launches were fired toward the Golan Heights area and Manara. In response, the IDF struck the sources of the fire in the areas of Kawkaba and Meiss El Jabal in southern Lebanon.

Sunday, 2:54 p.m.: The IDF stated that following the sirens that sounded in the city of Eilat regarding the infiltration of a hostile aircraft, this was determined to be false identification.

Sunday, 2:28 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the Eilat area.

Sunday, 1:44 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 1:10 pm.: Following the IDF withdrawal from the area, four rockets were fired from Khan Yunis at southern Israel. Iron Dome interceptors shot down two of the rockets.

Sunday, 12:56 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, 11:01 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.