IDF soldiers on the northern border
IDF soldiers on the northern borderDavid Cohen/Flash90

Israel entered its second week of war, which has been dubbed "Swords of Iron," on Saturday. The war was sparked on October 7th, when the Hamas terrorist organization launched a surprise attack by land, air, and sea. After a heavy barrage of several thousand rockets, Hamas terrorists invaded Israeli territory, infiltrating military bases and civilian population centers, where they massacred the inhabitants and took others captive. As of Sunday, October 15th, over 1,300 Israelis have been killed, about 3,400 were injured, and at least 100 Israelis, including civilians, are in Hamas captivity.

Since that Saturday, the IDF has been striking terror targets in the Gaza Strip as Gaza terror organizations continue to fire rockets into Israel. At the same time, terrorists in Lebanon and Syria have also targeted Israel with missile attacks. The IDF has retaliated to those attacks with tank and artillery fire, as well as airstrikes.

Live Updates:

Sunday: 2:42 p.m. The IDF reported that a short while ago, anti-tank missiles were launched toward the area of Tsiporen. In response, IDF aircraft struck a Hezbollah observation post. In addition, following initial reports regarding sirens sounded in Kibbutz Yiftah, a number of mortar shells were launched at Israeli territory, which landed in open areas. Terrorists fired an anti-tank missile in the area of Turmus and Shushan. The IDF is responding with tank and artillery fire toward the sources of the launch.

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. A boy was lightly hurt in Kiryat Gat while running to a safe room during the latest rocket barrage.

Sunday, 12:59 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in the Beit Shemesh area.

Sunday, 12:40 p.m. The IDF announced that a terrorist who had been in Israel for two weeks following the massacre and was attempting to escape back into Gaza was arrested.

Sunday, 10:26 a.m. Red alert sirens activate in Ashkelon.

Sunday, 10:07 a.m. Red alert sirens activate in the Gaza periphery

Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Red alert sirens activate in Rishon Lezion and Holon in central Israel.

Sunday, 6:06 a.m.: Syrian media reported that Israel launched air strikes targeting the airports in Damascus and Aleppo.

Sunday, 5:59 a.m.: In the wake of the recent escalation with Iran, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered an increase in forces in the Mediterranean region.

Sunday, 2:58 a.m.: In a joint IDF and ISA counterterrorism, the IDF conducted an aerial strike on a terror compound belonging to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror operatives that were responsible for several terror attacks over the last months, and were organizing an additional imminent terror attack.

Sunday, 12:27 a.m.: The IDF confirms that a rocket was launched towards an Israeli UAV, and intercepted.

IDF fighter jets also struck Hezbollah military infrastructure and observation equipment, in response to the shooting incidents toward Israeli territory earlier on Saturday.

The IDF has also confirmed that an IDF soldier was severely injured after being hit by an anti-tank missile, and was evacuated to a hospital. Two additional soldiers were lightly injured and received medical treatment at the scene. Their families have been notified.

Sunday, 12:20 a.m.: Sirens sound in Holit, near the Gaza border.

Saturday, 11:39 p.m.: The IDF has confirmed a strike on a terror cell attempting to fire missiles towards northern Israel.

In a statement, the IDF said, "A short while ago, a terrorist cell was identified attempting to launch antitank missiles toward Israeli territory in the area of Shlomi. IDF soldiers struck the cell before the terrorists managed to carry out the attack."

Saturday, 11:30 p.m.: A terrorist cell was identified attempting to launch anti-tank missiles toward Israeli territory in the area of Shlomi. IDF soldiers struck the cell before the terrorists managed to carry out the attack.

Saturday, 7:56 p.m.: Air raid sirens sound in Karmiya, Zikim, and Ashkelon.

Saturday, 6:58 p.m.: Air raid sirens sounded on Saturday in Rishon Lezion, Ness Ziona, Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Yavne, Bat Yam, and a number of other locations in central Israel and the Lachish region.

In one of the Saturday barrages, a home in the southern city of Sderot was hit Saturday afternoon by a rocket, the municipality said. No injuries were reported.

An IDF spokesman has said that the families of 210 Israelis being held hostage by Hamas have been contacted, along with the families of 307 soldiers who fell in battle.

On the northern front, two foreign workers were wounded Saturday after the Hezbollah terror group fired a missile towards Margaliot in northern Israel. Both of the foreigners are from Thailand and in their 30s. One is in moderate condition and the other suffered light injuries. Magen David Adom (MDA) evacuated them to a hospital.

Meanwhile, the first 20 trucks carrying humanitarian aid have been allowed into Gaza through the Rafah Crossing.

Friday, 11:09 p.m.: The IDF is striking targets of the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanese territory.

Friday, 11:02 p.m.: Sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza border.

Friday, 10:03 p.m.: A short while ago, the IDF intercepted a target that was headed toward Israeli airspace from Lebanese territory. There was no infiltration of Israeli air space.

Additionally, a short while ago the IDF struck a Hezbollah post in which a terrorist cell was operating.

Friday, 10:00 p.m.: Sirens in communities near the Gaza border.

Friday, 9:18 p.m.: Sirens in Sderot and the area.

Friday, 9:11 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip.

Friday, 9:08 p.m.: Heavy rocket barrages continue towards communities and towns in southern Israel.

Friday, 8:56 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Ashkelon and in communities near the Gaza border.

Friday, 8:38 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip.

Friday, 8:27 p.m.: A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip directly hit a home in the city of Sderot. There were no physical injuries, the building sustained damage.

Friday, 8:21 p.m.: The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said a report was received regarding a number of anti-tank missiles that were fired toward IDF soldiers operating in the area of the Lebanese border.

IDF soldiers are responding with fire toward Lebanese territory.

Friday, 8:17 p.m.: Additional sirens sounded in communities located near the Gaza border.

Friday, 8:07 p.m.: Sirens in communities located near the Gaza border.

Friday, 8:01 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Ashdod.

Friday, 7:59 p.m.: Sirens sounded in communities located near the Gaza border.

Friday, 7:18 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Ashkelon.

Friday, 6:13 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the northern Israeli city of Metula.

Friday, 2:42 p.m.: A rocket has fallen in an open area near Latrun.

Friday, 2:26 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nes Harim, Nof Ayalon, Nahshon, and Latrun, in the Jerusalem area.

Friday, 1:41 p.m.: Following air raid sirens in Ashdod, a 10-year-old girl fainted in her home and lost consciousness. Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedics treated the girl and resuscitated her; she was then evacuated to the hospital.

Friday, 1:06 p.m.: Sirens sound in Aderet and Ein Habesor in southern Israel. An intercept is reported over Beit Shemesh.

Friday, 12:04 p.m.: Sirens sound in Kfar Aza, Sde Eliyahu, Ashdod, Nitzan, Beit Ezra, Shtulim, and Ashkelon in southern Israel.

Friday, 11:50 a.m.: Sirens sound in Kfar Aza, near the Gaza border.

Friday, 11:17 a.m.: Sirens sound in Kissufim, near the Gaza border.

Friday, 10:49 a.m.: Sirens sound in Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am.

Friday, 9:57 a.m.: Sirens sound in the Nir Am firing range, and in Mefalsim.

Friday, 6:23 a.m.: Security forces operated in the village of Urif in Samaria overnight Thursday to demolish the home of one of the terrorists who carried out the shooting attack at the gas station in Eli, in which four Israelis were murdered.

Friday, 5:36 a.m.: News agencies reported "increased military activity in the Gaza Strip" overnight Thursday.

Among other things, there was a report of a strike which hit Al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip.

Friday, 2:35 a.m.: A meeting of the political-security cabinet concluded after a discussion that lasted about six hours.

Thursday, 11:07 p.m.: Four rockets were fired towards Tel Aviv, two of which were intercepted. There are no reports of physical injuries or damages.

Thursday, 10:58 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in central Israel, Tel Aviv.

Thursday, 8:32 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in central Israel.

Thursday, 6:10 p.m.: MDA EMTs and paramedics tended to three individuals who were injured by the force of the blast after a missile fell in Kiryat Shmona. The three, a 75-year-old man in moderate condition, a 30-year-old man, and a five-year-old girl in light condition, were taken to the hospital.

Thursday, 5:35 p.m.: Reports of a missile directly striking a building in Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel.

Thursday, 5:00 p.m.: It is estimated that at least 20 missiles were launched into Israel from Lebanon in the past hour.

Interceptions were filmed in Shlomi. Exchanges of fire are taking place on the Lebanese border. MDA stated that no reports of injuries were reported.

The Hezbollah terror group took responsibility for the anti-tank munitions launches toward Manara earlier in the day.

Thursday, 4:43 p.m.: Missile sirens along the Lebanese border and in Nahariya.

Thursday, 4:30 p.m.: Missile sirens in Be'er Sheva, central Negev region.

Thursday, 3:04 p.m.: Red alert sirens activate in the Gaza periphery.

Thursday, 2:35 p.m.: Sirens sound in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Kiryat Ono, Givat Shmuel, Bnei Brak, Or Yehuda, Hemed, Azor, Ganot, Mishmar Hashiva, Beit Dagan, Rishon Lezion, Mikve Yisrael, and Holon.

Thursday, 12:51 p.m.: Gaza repots claim that Jihad Mohisan, commander of the internal security forces, was eliminated.

Thursday, 12:49 p.m.: Sirens sound in Ashkelon and its environs.

Thursday, 12:15 p.m.: Following the report regarding anti-tank missiles launched toward Kibbutz Manara, two launches were identified from Lebanon, the IDF said.

No injuries were reported. The IDF is currently responding with artillery fire toward the origin of the fire.

Thursday, 11:54 a.m.: Mortars are fired towards Manara in the Upper Galilee.

"A short while ago, anti-tank missiles were launched toward Kibbutz Manara near the area of the security fence between Israel and Lebanon," the IDF confirmed.

Thursday, 10:50 a.m.: Carmela Dan, 80, and granddaughter Noya, who is autistic, are identified among those massacred by Hamas in Nir Oz.

Thursday, 10:39 a.m.: The IDF has raised the number of confirmed hostages to 203; 306 soldiers have fallen in the war against Hamas.

Thursday, 5:40 a.m.: Palestinian Arabs reported that one person was killed in clashes with Israeli security forces in the village of Budrus in the Ramallah region.

Thursday, 2:46 a.m.: The Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to Israeli citizens not to travel to the Maldives.

"The atmosphere in the Maldives against Israel is intensifying and therefore Israeli citizens are advised to avoid traveling to the Maldives at this time," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Thursday, 2:03 a.m.: Media in Lebanon reported that the IDF strikes in Lebanon targeted Kafr Shuba, located in the southern part of the country.

Thursday 1:54 a.m.: US President Biden will address the nation to discuss the response to Hamas’ terrorist attacks against Israel and the war in Ukraine.

The White House said that the speech will be delivered on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET (3:00 a.m. Israel time).

Thursday, 12:32 a.m.: The IDF is currently striking Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon.

Wednesday, 10:15 p.m.: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently holding a situational assessment in the central IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu at the assessment
Netanyahu at the assessmentHaim Zach/GPO

Wednesday, 10:00 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion, and Holon.

Wednesday, 8:30: Missile sirens sounding in Tel Aviv.

Wednesday, 7:30: Missile sirens sounding in central Israel, Tel Aviv.

Wednesday, 6:35: Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan thanked his US counterpart Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who vetoed the Brazilian proposal for a ceasefire.

Eradan is expected to demand that the UN Secretary-General apologizes for "preferring the lies of the Hamas terrorists who kill babies, without fact checking, over the truth that Israel presented regarding the explosion at the hospital in Gaza.

Wednesday, 6:28: Missile sirens sound in central Israel, including Petah Tikva and Hod Hasharon.

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.: IDF tanks destroyed two posts in Lebanon from which anti-tank fire toward Israeli territory was identified.

In addition, IDF forces struck a post from which an anti-tank missile was launched toward the Metula area a short time ago.

At the same time, IDF forces identified shots being fired toward the Mount Dov area. IDF forces are returning fire.

Wednesday, 5:27 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 5:05 p.m.: A senior diplomatic official says that Israel will refuse humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as long as they do not return the hostages.

In light of US demands, Israel is considering alternate options that will ensure the provision of minimal food, medications, and water through Egypt to ensure life on condition they do not reach Hamas.

Wednesday 4:50 p.m.: Terrorists in the past few hours fired several anti-tank munitions toward the Manara and Rosh Hanikra areas near the Lebanese border. The IDF attacked the sources of the fire and is continuing to strike Hezbollah infrastructure in Lebanon.

Wednesday 4:45 p.m.: ZAKA volunteers have located the bodies of a child and a woman in a burnt house in Kibbutz Be'eri.

Wednesday 4:30 p.m.: The IDF published footage from the parking lot of the hospital in Gaza, which was hit by an errant Palestinian Islamic Jihad missile launch.

The footage shows that the surrounding buildings were not damaged and that there was no impact crater: "This is additional proof that the IDF did not bomb the area."

Wednesday, 4:05 p.m.: An anti-tank missile was fired at IDF soldiers on the Lebanese border. The IDF is responding with artillery fire.

Wednesday, 3:35: Shots were fired from a light weapon toward the Jewish village of Zra'it near the Lebanese border, no injuries are reported.

Wednesday, 11:46 a.m.: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a joint statement with US President Joe Biden: "1,400 people were killed. The world needs to unite to defeat Hamas, as the world defeated ISIS. Israel is united."

Wednesday, 11:09 a.m.: Sirens sound in Kissufim.

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.: US President Joe Biden arrives in Israel, and is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

Wednesday, 10:12 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nir Oz.

Wednesday, 10:04 a.m.: IDF spokesman confirms: 450 rockets launched by Gaza terror groups misfired and landed within Gaza.

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.: IDF spokesman holds briefing for foreign media, proving that the missile which hit a Gaza hospital on Tuesday night was not one of Israel's. In addition to the aerial footage, there is a recording of Hamas terrorists discussing the hit, describing the shrapnel at the site as "local" and "not Israeli."

Wednesday, 6:54 a.m.: Hezbollah claimed responsibility for firing anti-tank missiles at the town of Shtula, on the border with Lebanon, overnight Tuesday.

IDF troops responded with artillery fire toward the origin of the fire. .

Wednesday, 5:37 a.m.: The US State Department has raised its travel alert for Lebanon to "do not travel," citing the security situation related to rocket, missile, and artillery exchanges between Israel and Hezbollah.

The announcement came after Hezbollah declared that Wednesday would be a "day of rage" against Israel.

Wednesday, 5:10 a.m.: Former IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi commented on the Hamas attack on Israel in a recorded speech that was broadcast at a fundraising event for Friends of the IDF in the United States.

"This is a severe blow on a personal and public level, but we will overcome it," said Kochavi and added: "The State of Israel will no longer be able to accept the existence of a terrorist entity on our borders, and the IDF has decided to eradicate Hamas. The organization's fighting infrastructure is spread throughout the length and breadth of the Strip, within a civilian population, so it will take time."

Wednesday, 4:44 a.m.: White House spokesperson John Kirby said on Tuesday that the number of Americans killed in the Hamas attack on Israel now stands at 31.

Wednesday, 3:50 a.m.: US President Joe Biden will ask "tough questions" during his visit with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli leaders, White House spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday night.

Kirby said that during his visit to Israel, Biden will also meet with the families of those killed in the Hamas terrorist attack and with the families of abductees.

Wednesday, 3:04 a.m.: A short while ago, a report was received regarding anti-tank missile fire toward IDF soldiers in the area of Shtula and the area of the security fence between Israel and Lebanon. The IDF is responding with artillery fire toward the origin of the fire.

Wednesday 12:58 a.m.: US President Joe Biden's airplane, Air Force One, took off from Andrews Air Force Base for Israel.

Wednesday, 12:29 a.m.: The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the cancellation of a summit which had been scheduled to be held on Wednesday between US President Joe Biden, King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Tuesday, 11:24 p.m.: In response to the shooting incidents toward Israel from Lebanon over the last few days, a short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck an observation post and military infrastructure belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanon.

Tuesday, 10:00 p.m. A large rocket barrage was launched at central Israel, shortly after rockets were launched at Ashkelon.

Tuesday, 8:36 p.m. The IDF says it is investigating after Hamas claimed 200-300 people were killed in an airstrike on Baptist Hospital in central Gaza.

Tuesday, 8:34 p.m. The death toll among IDF soldiers in the war with Hamas has risen to 302.

Tuesday, 8:25 p.m. After Red Alert sirens were activated in the Galilee region, Hamas claimed to have launched an R160-type rocket at Haifa.

Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. A massive rocket barrage was launched on Tel Aviv, central Israel, and southern Israel.

Tuesday, 7:41 p.m. At least seven direct strikes were reported in Sderot in the latest rocket barrage. Two people were lightly injured.

Tuesday, 7:34 p.m. A fourth rocket barrage was launched on central Israel.

Tuesday, 7:29 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Ashkelon, Ashdod, and the surrounding areas.

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. A direct rocket strike was reported in the city of Yavne. No injuries have been reported.

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. A heavy rocket barrage was launched at Petah Tikva, Rishon Lezion, and the surrounding areas.

Tuesday, 6:48 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Ashkelon.

Tuesday, 6:32 p.m. A second rocket attack was launched on the communities of central Israel

Tuesday, 6:06 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Rishon Lizion, Holon, and many other communities in central Israel.

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.: Red alert sirens are activated in Mivtahim, Amioz, and Yesha.

Tuesday, 5:28 p.m. The IDF confirms the assassination of Ayman Nofal.

Tuesday, 5:22 p.m. A rocket directly struck a house in Sderot. There were no injuries.

Tuesday, 5:03 p.m.: Two launches were identified from Lebanese territory. One was successfully intercepted.

Tuesday, 4:58 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Kibbutz Kissufim in the south.

Tuesday, 4:39 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Kiryat Shmona and Beit Hillel in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 4:25 p.m. Hamas reports that Ayman Nofal, the head of Hamas' Central Gaza Brigade and main coordinator with other terror groups, has been killed in an airstrike.

Tuesday, 4:24 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Ein HaShlosha in the south.

Tuesday, 4:05 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Beit HaGadi in the south.

Tuesday, 3:52 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery.

Tuesday, 3:33 p.m. The French Foreign Ministry announced that 21 French citizens were murdered in the Hamas massacre on Simchat Torah.

Tuesday 2:51 p.m.: Antitank missiles and small arms fire were directed at IDF positions on the Lebanon border. The IDF fired tank and artillery shells at Hezbollah targets in response.

Tuesday 2:50 p.m.: Rockets have been fired over the past twenty minutes at several areas in southern Israel, including Ashkelon and the Gaza Strip region, over the past twenty minutes.

Tuesday, 1:44 p.m.: Antitank missiles have been fired at an IDF post near Margaliot on the Lebanon-Israel border.

Tuesday, 1:37 p.m.: Sirens sound in Rishon Lezion, Gan Sorek, Beit Hanan, and Neta'im.

Tuesday, 1:13 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nahal Oz.

Tuesday, 11:43 a.m.: Sirens sound in Be'er Sheva and Tel Sheva.

Tuesday, 11:15 a.m.: The IDF is attacking the site in Lebanon from which the antitank missile was launched earlier on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 10:37 a.m.: Two people were moderately injured after an antitank missile was fired towards Metula, reports said.

Tuesday, 10:14 a.m.: An antitank missile was fired from Lebanon towards Metula in northern Israel. The IDF is preparing to retaliate.

Tuesday, 10:12 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nirim, Nir Oz, and Ein Hashlosha.

Tuesday, 7:39 a.m.: The Washington Post has reported that US President Joe Biden's trip to Israel was not announced until the US received commitments from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a humanitarian package for Gaza.

Tuesday, 6:40 a.m.: General Michael "Erik" Kurilla, head of US Central Command (CENTCOM), made an unannounced trip to Israel on Tuesday.

"I'm here to ensure Israel has what it needs to defend itself, particularly focused on avoiding other parties expanding the conflict," Kurilla told Reuters.

Tuesday, 5:34 a.m.: The New York Times is reporting that Israel has asked the US for emergency aid in the amount of $10 billion.

According to the report, the White House is formulating a bill to provide aid to Israel, which will link it to the aid that the Biden administration wants to provide to Ukraine.

Tuesday, 3:44 a.m.: The IDF struck terror targets and military infrastructure of the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanon, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.

Tuesday, 3:10 a.m.: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken officially announced that US President Joe Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday.

Monday, 10:20 p.m. A Hamas spokesman claimed that the terror group has 200 captive Israelis in its hands and that other terror groups in Gaza are holding dozens more captives.

Monday, 9:44 p.m. Another rocket barrage was launched at the Tel Aviv area, the fourth such barrage today.

Monday, 9:02 p.m. A large rocket barrage was launched at Sderot and other communities throughout southern Israel.

Monday, 8:59 p.m. Rockets were launched at Kfar Aza, Nahal Oz, and Sa'ad.

Monday, 7:59 p.m. A rocket barrage was fired at Tel Aviv and other communities in central Israel.

Monday, 7:42 p.m. Red alert sirens in Kibbutz Nirim.

Monday, 7:40 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery.

Monday, 7:00 p.m. A rocket barrage was fired at numerous communities in southern Israel.

Monday, 6:00 p.m. Rocket barrage on Ashkelon.

Monday, 5:17 p.m. Another barrage of rockets was launched at the Tel Aviv area.

Monday, 5:10 p.m. A woman was moderately injured by shrapnel from a rocket in Holon, and a fire was caused by a rocket strike in Beit Shemesh.

Monday, 4:47 p.m. A heavy rocket barrage was launched at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and much of central Israel, causing the Knesset plenum to be evacuated and the Knesset session to be delayed for ten minutes

Monday, 3:46 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Kibbutz Nirim in the northwestern Negev.

Monday, 3:30 p.m.The Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade claimed to have been participating in Hamas' war against Israel since the beginning on Simchat Torah and vowed to continue to use violence to "liberate Palestine."

Monday, 2:49 p.m.: The Prime Minister's Office has stressed that, "Israel did not agree to give any humanitarian aid to Hamas. We are at war and we will continue with all our might - until [we achieve] victory."

Monday, 2:42 p.m.: Sirens in Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am.

Monday, 2:33 p.m.: Sirens in Kissufim, Ein Hashlosha, and Re'im.

Monday, 2:23 p.m.: Sirens in Kerem Shalom.

Monday, 1:59 p.m.: Sirens in Mavki'im, Netiv Ha'asara, Ashkelon, and Carmiya.

Monday, 1:48 p.m.: Sirens in Nahal Oz.

Monday, 1:42 p.m.: Heavy missile barrage toward Be'er Sheba.

Monday, 1:35 p.m.: Suspected terrorist infiltration in Metula on the Lebanese border, residents are ordered to stay in their homes.

Monday, 1:30 p.m.: Missile sirens sound in Ashdod.

Monday, 1:30 p.m.: The IDF says it is continuing to strike in the Gaza Strip.

Over the last few hours, dozens of military command centers and mortar shell posts were destroyed. In addition, the operational command center of Ali Qadi, one of the commanders of the Hamas “Nukhba” commando forces who was killed several days ago, was struck.

Furthermore, IDF fighter jets killed several Hamas terrorists inside of a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization.

Monday, 12:54 p.m.: A diplomatic source said, "There is no ceasefire. There is no entry of merchandise of any kind. There are US demands on the humanitarian issue. At this stage only water may be brought into southern Gaza, which is where there is supposed to be an area for humanitarian evacuations."

Monday, 12:44 p.m.: A loud explosion was heard in Tel Aviv due to a missile that fell into the sea. The missile did not set off a missile siren because it was heading toward the sea.

Monday, 12:05 p.m.: Sirens sound in communities on the Gaza border.

Monday, 12:00 p.m.: Following the recent Red Alert sirens in the Ashkelon and Ashdod regions, at this time no reports have been received of rocket falls or casualties.

Monday, 11:42 a.m.: Sirens sound in Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gan Yavne, and other areas in southern Israel.

Monday, 11:40 a.m.: IDF spokesman reports that 199 families of hostages have been contacted.

Monday, 11:35 a.m.: Sirens sound in communities on the Gaza border.

Monday, 11:10 a.m.: IDF Spokesperson reiterates call on Gazans to move to the southern half of the Gaza Strip, south of Wadi Gaza.

Monday 11:07 a.m.: Missile sirens sound in the coastal plain.

Monday, 10:41 a.m.: German media reports claim that Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz will arrive in Israel on Tuesday.

Monday, 9:40 a.m.: The Prime Minister's office has denied reports that a humanitarian ceasefire had taken effect in the southern Gaza Strip at 9:00 this morning and stated that "there is currently no ceasefire and humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of foreign nationals."

Monday, 9:12 a.m.: Israel's Defense Ministry, together with the IDF, has announced that Israelis living in more than two dozen communities on the northern border will be evacuated.

"The Israel Ministry of Defense’s National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announce the commencement of a national initiative to evacuate Israeli residents living within 2 kilometers of the Israeli-Lebanese border in 28 towns to guesthouses subsidized by the state," the Ministry and IDF said in a joint statement.

"The implementation of the program was approved by Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant. The IDF Northern Command recently notified the heads of the local municipalities regarding the decision. The program will be led by the local municipalities, the Interior Ministry, and the Ministry of Defense."

Monday 5:21 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that the Israel Air Force struck targets the Gaza Strip at least 20 times overnight Sunday.

Some of the reports claimed that these attacks were the "toughest" since the beginning of the war.

Sunday, 11:00 p.m.: Sirens were sounded in communities located near Israel's border with Gaza.

Sunday, 10:24 p.m.: IDF says that fighter jets, helicopters, and aircraft are continuing to strike terror targets in the Gaza Strip. Throughout the day, the IDF struck approximately 250 military targets - mostly in the northern Gaza Strip.

Based on precise ISA and IDF intelligence, Muetaz Eid– the Commander of the Hamas Southern District of National Security, was killed.

Furthermore, dozens of military headquarters, a series of military observation posts, and a number of rocket launching posts used by Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations were struck.

Sunday, 9:33: Missile sirens sound in the coastal plain.

Sunday, 8:35 p.m.: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken promised that the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt will be open. In a press conference after meeting with after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Blinken stated: "Rafah will be open. We're putting in place with the UN, with Egypt, Israel, with others, the mechanism by which to get the assistance in and to get it to people who need it."

Sunday, 6:55 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in central Israel, Tel Aviv.

Sunday 5:30 p.m.: Energy and Infrastructure Minister Israel Katz confirmed that the water supply has been restored to parts of the southern Gaza Strip. "The decision to open the water in specific locations for the residents of the southern Gaza Strip, which was agreed on between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Biden, matches our policy and allows us to tighten the unprecedented general siege on Gaza, without electricity, without water, without gas, until Hamas is erased," a statement from Katz's office read.

Sunday, 5:20 p.m.: IDF attack helicopters are striking military infrastructure in Lebanon. At the same time, reports have been received regarding shots being fired at IDF forces on the Lebanese border. IDF forces are returning fire.

Sunday, 4:07 p.m.: Missile sirens sound in the communities of Shlomi, Betzet, and Rosh Hanikra and the city of Nahariya in northern Israel.

Sunday, 3:25 p.m: According to the IDF, a report was received regarding anti-tank-missile fire toward an IDF military post along the border of Lebanon.

Sunday, 1:55 p.m.: Red alert sirens were activated in numerous towns and cities in central Israel, including Tel Aviv and Herzliya, as Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched a massive rocket barrage at the center of the country Sunday afternoon.

No reports have been made of injuries as a result of the rocket barrage so far. Magen David Adom reported that it was dispatching personnel to the area following the sirens.

Earlier, a rocket struck a building in the southern city of Sderot. No one was injured in the rocket strike.

Southern Israel has been under rocket fire from Gaza all day.

Sunday, 1:10 p.m.: Red alert sirens activate in Kfar Aza and Sa'ad.

Sunday, 12:59 p.m.: Red alert sirens activate in Sderot and other southern communities.

Sunday, 12:16 p.m.: 535 out of the 919 civilians who are confirmed to have been murdered during the Hamas massacre on Simchat Torah have been identified. 442 of the bodies have been released from burial. This figure only includes civilians and does not include the IDF soldiers who fell in battle against Hamas.

Sunday, 12:01 p.m. Red alert sirens activate in Nahal Oz.

Sunday, 11:15 a.m. Red alert sirens activate in Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am.

Sunday, 11:10 a.m. The IDF spokesperson said that 286 soldiers have died in the war so far, while 126 families have been notified that their loved ones were abducted to Gaza.

Sunday, 10:32 a.m. Red alert sirens activate in Mefalsim and Nahal Oz.

Sunday, 10:12 a.m. Red alert sirens activated in Nahal Oz in southern Israel

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. A terrorist was reportedly killed near Kibbutz Nir Am near Sderot.

Sunday, 8:33 a.m. The full magnitude of the massacre in Kfar Aza was revealed. 52 residents were murdered, seven were abducted to Gaza, and thirteen are still missing.

Sunday, 6:43 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in Moshav Sde Eliezer in the Upper Galilee region.

Saturday, 11:56 p.m.: Syrian reports claim that the international airport in Aleppo has been attacked.

Saturday, 11:53 p.m.: Terrorists were identified exiting a tunnel in Gaza, and were eliminated.

Saturday, 11:48 p.m.: The Home Front Command has released a map detailing the various restrictions in each area of Israel. In Eilat, the Arava region, the southern Negev, and some of the communities near the Dead Sea, schools will be open as usual, with no restrictions.

In the majority of Israel, including Jerusalem, it will be possible to hold educational activities so long as students and staff can reach an appropriate shelter within the necessary time frame.

In the Gaza border region, western and central Negev, western Lachish, Lachish, lowlands, Dan region, the northern armistice line, the northern Golan, and some areas of the southern Golan, schools will remain closed.

Following confusion on the matter, the Jerusalem municipality stated: "Tomorrow, there will be no school in the city of Jerusalem, in all educational institutions, from daycares through high schools."

"For any update on the matter later in the week, a notification will be sent to residents."

Saturday, 10:23 p.m.: The IDF is striking at the source of the rocket fire from Syria.

Saturday, 10:15 p.m.: A rocket fired from Syria has been intercepted.

Saturday, 10:02 p.m.: Sirens sound in the Galilee and Golan.

Saturday, 9:00 p.m.: Sirens sound in Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak, Holon, Rishon Lezion, Ramat Gan, Ramle, and other areas in central Israel.

Saturday, 8:56 p.m.: The IDF has confirmed that earlier on Saturday, IDF aircraft, artillery and tanks struck several military targets of the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanon in response to the mortar shells launched toward Israeli territory.

Saturday, 8:31 p.m.: MK Avigdor Liberman and his Yisrael Beytenu party have joined the emergency government and the Cabinet.

Earlier on Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Kibbutz Be'eri and Kfar Aza.

Saturday, 7:31 p.m.: The police have published the names of three additional police officers who fell in battle, bringing the number of fallen officers to 51.

Saturday, 7:23 p.m.: Over Shabbat, air raid sirens sounded in central (Friday at 8:00 p.m. and 9:59p.m.; Saturday at approximately 11:30 a.m. and 5 pm) and southern (throughout Friday night and Saturday) Israel.

An infiltration attempt was reported on Friday night for the haredi city of Beitar Illit and for the town of Ma'ale Efraim, and shortly afterward, the situation was declared to be safe. In Gornot Hagalil in northern Israel, an infiltration attempt was reported at 12:51 Saturday afternoon; in Ma'aleh Michmash, an infiltration was reported at 2:05 a.m. Saturday morning. Hostile aircraft infiltrations were reported in Shfar'am and I'billin at 1:10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Saturday, 7:14 p.m.: Two people were critically injured Saturday in an ammunition explosion in the northern city of Nahariya.

Magen David Adom evacuated the injured to a hospital. The incident is being investigated.

Saturday, 7:08 p.m.: The IDF and ISA targeted a company commander of the Hamas "Nukhba" commando forces who led the Hamas terror attack against Israel

Saturday, 7:06 p.m.: The Russian Embassy in Israel has reported that 16 Russians have been killed so far in Hamas' attack on Israel, and eight Russians are missing,

Russia's RIA Novosti reported that at least one Russian citizen is being held hostage in Gaza.

Saturday, 7:04 p.m.: A number of mortars were launched towards Israeli military sites from Lebanese territory, the IDF said. The IDF returned fire towards the location from which the rockets were fired.

Saturday, 7:02 p.m.: The US has informed citizens who registered through the Embassy's crisis page that emergency flights are available Saturday night through Sunday.

The flights will not be to the US, but to the first available safe location. Citizens will be required to sign a promissory note committing to repay the US government the cost of the flights, and will be responsible for their own accommodations and the rest of their journeys.

Those wishing to depart Israel were asked to arrive at Ben Gurion Interantional Airport and be prepared to wait until an appropriate flight is found.

Saturday, 6:59 p.m.: On Saturday afternoon, Al Jazeera reported that nine hostages, including four foreign nationals were executed Saturday by Hamas. According to Hamas, the executions were in revenge for Israel's strikes on Hamas military buildings.

Initially, Hamas' military wing had claimed that the hostages were killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza.

Saturday, 12:13 a.m.: Three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in the city of Sderot. The municipality said that one of the rockets caused a fire in a house and a power outage in a residential neighborhood in the city was reported. There are no injuries.

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