Israel entered its fourth 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 22, over 1,400 Israelis have been killed, about 4,000 were injured, and at least 210 Israelis, including civilians, are in Hamas captivity.
Since October 7th, the IDF has been striking terror targets in the Gaza Strip as Gaza terror organizations continue to fire rockets into Israel.
During the second week of the war, Hezbollah and other groups in Lebanon upped their attacks as well, targeting towns and military installments in northern Israel with rockets and anti-tank munitions. IDF forces have responded as needed.
Week two also saw several high-profile diplomatic solidarity visits, including ones by US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Sunday, 2:50 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery.
Sunday, 2:45 p.m. Tisir al-Jouti, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, was reportedly killed with his family in an IDF airstrike in Rafah.
Sunday, 2:40 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Netiv HaAsara.
Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery
Sunday, 2:10 p.m. IAF aircraft directed by the IDF attacked military buildings used by the terrorist organization Hamas in Gaza. In addition, anti-tank posts, observation posts, and military infrastructure were attacked.
Security forces eliminated terrorists who shot at them as well as terrorists identified on the coastline in the Zikim area in the Gaza periphery.
Sunday, 12:57 p.m. The IDF distributed leaflets in the Gaza Strip calling on terrorists to turn themselves in. The leaflets read: "Disarm, raise your hands, if possible - wave a white flag. Act in accordance with the IDF's instructions and there will be no need to bring food and water with you - we will take care of that."
Sunday, 12:19 p.m. Following the rocket barrage on central Israel, a fire was caused in a building in Ramat Gan, and a man was injured while running to a protected area.
Sunday, 12:01 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Tel Aviv, Ra'anana, Holon, and many other communities in central Israel.
Sunday, 11:04 a.m. The Red Crescent in Gaza claims that the IDF ordered the immediate evacuation of Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza.
Sunday, 10:33 a.m. Red alert sirens in Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak.
Sunday, 10:07 a.m. Red alert sirens sounded in Nahal Oz.
Sunday, 6:27 a.m: Sirens in communities located near the Gaza border.
Saturday, 11:00 p.m.: Sirens sound in Ashkelon.
Saturday, 10:09 p.m.: Sirens sound in Ashdod, Ashkelon, Be'er Ganim, Nitzan, Beit Ezra, and Kfar Silver.
Saturday, 9:12 p.m.: Sirens sound in communities near the Gaza border, including Tzohar, Ohad, Ami'oz, Yesha, Mivtahim, and Sde Nitzan.
Saturday, 9:00 p.m.: Sirens sound in Gan Sorek, Kfar Hanagid, Nes Ziona, Rehovot, Yavne, Ashkelon, Ben Zakai, and nearby areas.
Saturday, 7:31 p.m.: Sirens sound in Margaliot in northern Israel.
The IDF's Home Front Command has reinstated the restrictions on the educational system in central Israel. Parallel to this, the Jerusalem municipality has clarified that schools will be open as usual on Sunday.
Saturday, 7:01 p.m.: Sirens sound in communities in central Israel, including Azor, Kfar Chabad, Zafaria, Rishon Lezion, Holon, Hemed, Beit Dagan, Ahiezer, Yehud, Or Yehuda, Nes Ziona, Be'er Yaakov, Rehovot, Neta'im, Gan Sorek, Ganot, Mishmar Ha'shiva, and Yagel.
Saturday, 6:47 p.m.: Sirens sound in Be'eri.
Saturday, 6:43 p.m.: Over Shabbat, several launches were identified from Lebanese territory toward northern Israel, in the area of Zar'it. No injuries were reported and no damage was caused. The IDF is responding with fire toward the origin of the launches.
Rocket fire continued through Friday night and Saturday, and sirens sounded for the first time since the Simchat Torah holiday near the southern city of Dimona. Following this, Hamas claimed to have fired rockets towards the city, which is home to a nuclear research center.
Among the Israeli communities where air raid sirens sounded on Friday night and Saturday are: Nes Ziona, Rishon Lezion, Elad, Tel Aviv, Givat Shmuel, Bnei Brak, Zafaria, Kfar Chabad, Be'er Sheva, Kiryat Ono, Petah TIkva, Oranit, Alfei Menashe, Yehud, Beit Dagan, Or Yehuda, Bnei Atarot, Zikim, Ashkelon, Shtula, Erez, Netiv Ha'asara, Mamshit, Abu Talul, Ar'ara Banegev, Qasr a-Sir, Abu Qarinet, Ashkelon, Gaia, Mavki'im, Bat Hadar, Beit Shikma, Be'er Sheva, Re'im, Kissufim, Margaliot, Bat Yam, Sufa, Nir Yitzhak, Pri Gan, Yad Mordechai, Carmia, Magen, Nahal Oz, Nir Oz, Kfar Aza, MIfalsim, Sderot, Nir Am, Ibim, Gabim, Holit, Ganei Tikva, Bnei Darom, Ashdod, Holon, Shilat, Matityahu, Modi'in, Modi'in Illit, Hashmonaim, Kfar Ha'oranim, Ganot, Azor, and Ahiezer.
A home in Be'er Sheva and a home in Kiryat Ono were hit by rockets. In both cases, damage was caused but no one was injured.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (Likud) said Saturday that Israel had entered a new stage in the war against Hamas. He explained, "The ground in Gaza shook. We attacked above and below ground, struck terrorists of all ranks and in all places. The orders are clear. the fight continues until otherwise ordered."
Saturday, 12:10 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, 11:44 p.m.: British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly reiterated his country's support for Israel.
"Israel is expanding their military campaign against Hamas. The UK’s top priority remains the safety of British nationals in Gaza and the region. We support Israel’s right to self defense, in line with IHL, and continue to push for the protection of Palestinian civilians," he wrote on X.
Friday, 11:02 p.m.: A spokesperson for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday evening that "Hamas will feel our rage tonight".
Friday, 10:50 p.m.: The New York Times reported on Friday that Saudi officials have warned American counterparts that an Israeli ground incursion into Gaza would have catastrophic implications for the Middle East.
The report cited a Saudi official and a second source familiar with the matter.
Friday, 10:01 p.m.: Palestinian Arab sources are reporting that Israeli tanks have entered the Gaza Strip.
Friday, 9:27 p.m.: Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit buildings in Sderot. No injuries were reported.
Friday, 9:09 p.m.: Sirens in communities near the Gaza Strip.
Friday, 9:03 p.m.: Additional sirens in communities near the Gaza Strip.
Friday, 9:02 p.m.: Sirens in Ashkelon.
Friday, 8:59 p.m.: Sirens in Sderot and in communities near the Gaza Strip.
Friday, 8:50 p.m.: Sirens in city of Ashkelon and the area surrounding the Gaza Strip.
Friday, 8:18 p.m.: IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari said on Friday evening that the IAF has been intensifying its air strikes in Gaza.
Friday, 8:11 p.m.: The White House said in a statement that President Joe Biden "was briefed this morning by his national security team on the latest developments in Israel and Gaza. Participating in the briefing were National Security Advisor Sullivan, Secretary of State Blinken, Secretary of Defense Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brown, Director of National Intelligence Haines, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Burns."
Friday, 8:05 p.m.: The Israel Police said "officers are currently handling a site where parts of rockets fell in an open area near Rishon Lezion."
"Large forces, including sappers, are working to isolate the area and are scanning for remains and other items to remove additional risk to the public," it added.
Friday, 7;59 p.m.: A foreign worker suffered moderate injuries when a rocket exploded in an agricultural area near Rishon Lezion.
Friday, 7:51 p.m.: Sirens in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip.
Friday, 7:32 p.m.: Sirens sounded in central Israel.
Friday, 6:02 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the area surrounding the Gaza Strip.
Friday, 5:46 p.m.: A short while ago, a number of launches were identified from Lebanon toward Israeli territory, that fell in Syria.
Friday, 5:30 p.m.: Shabbat has begun in Israel. Arutz Sheva-Israel National News will continue to provide live updates from North America.
Friday, 2:35 p.m: Reports of a direct missile impact in Ashdod.
Friday, 2:30 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in central Israel.
Friday, 2:09 p.m.: A missile hit a building in Tel Aviv during the recent barrage on the city. According to the CEO of MDA, three individuals were moderately injured. MDA says its EMTs and Paramedics treated a 20-year-old male in moderate condition with head and limb injuries, evacuated him to Ichilov Hospital, and treated two further casualties in mild condition. Israel Fire and Rescue says that eight teams are currently working at the site.
Friday, 2:03 p.m.: Missile siren activated in central Israel
Friday, 1:42 p.m.: Missile sirens activated in Ashdod.
Friday, 12:34 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery.
Friday, 6:45 a.m.: IDF troops once again carried out a ground raid of infantry, armor and engineering forces in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday.
According to a report on Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio), the troops entered Gazan territory and operated there for several hours, attacking Hamas targets and terrorists.
Friday, 6:00 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that a terrorist was killed in a gun battle with Israeli security forces in Jenin overnight Thursday.
Friday, 2:51 a.m.: Sirens sounded in communities located near the Gaza border.
Thursday, 10:00 p.m. Red alert sirens were activated in Tel Aviv and other communities in central Israel.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m. Based on precise IDF and ISA intelligence, IDF fighter jets struck three senior Hamas operatives in its Daraj Tuffah Battalion. The terrorists had participated in previous attacks against Israel. The terrorists targeted were:
- Battalion Commander, Rifaat Abbas
- Battalion Deputy Commander, Ibrahim Jadba
- Combat Support Commander, Tarek Maarouf
Thursday, 6:28 p.m. The IDF and ISA killed the Deputy Head of Hamas’ Intelligence Directorate, who was responsible for planning the October 7th massacre together with Yahya Sinwar. Based on precise IDF and ISA intelligence, IDF fighter jets struck the Deputy Head of the Hamas’ Intelligence Directorate, Shadi Barud.
In his previous role as the Head of the Fire Control Center in Hamas' Operations Unit, Barud planned the barbaric October 7th attacks together with Yahya Sinwar. Barud had previously served as Hamas' battalion commander in Khan Yunis and was responsible for planning numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians.
Following this, Barud held several positions in Hamas' military intelligence, and was responsible for information security. Until today, he was responsible for intelligence relations for Hamas.
Thursday: 6:06 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Tel Aviv and central Israel. At least 5 rockets were fired from Gaza at Gush Dan.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Netivot.
Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Kibbutz Ein HaShlosha.
Thursday, 3:07 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.
Thursday, 2:40 p.m.: IDF fighter jets, based on IDF and ISA intelligence, killed the Commander of Hamas' Northern Khan Yunis Rockets Array, Hassan Al-Abdullah.
IDF fighter jets are continuing to strike Hamas terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, including military command centers and rocket launch posts.
Thursday, 2:30 p.m.: During the most recent missile barrage on central Israel, a missile hit a building in Petah Tikva. A fire broke out at the scene, but no injuries were reported.
Thursday, 1:31 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in central Israel, Tel Aviv. Five missiles were intercepted. MDA says that at this time, no reports have been received of rocket strikes or casualties.
Thursday, 1:18 p.m.: Missile sirens sound in Gaza envelope.
Thursday, 12:00 p.m.: The Palestinians are reporting a major IDF strike on targets in the Khan Yunis area.
Thursday, 10:40 a.m.: Rockets were fired at several locations in southern Israel.
Wednesday, 11:23 p.m.: A short while ago, the IDF Aerial Defense Array intercepted a surface-to-air missile fired from Lebanon at an IDF UAV.
In response, IDF aircraft struck the source of the launch.
Wednesday, 9:50 p.m.: During the recent missile barrage on central Israel, two missiles landed in Rishon Lezion, one of which caused damage to a building, firefighters are searching the building for trapped victims. Following the barrage, MDA EMTs and Paramedics treated and evacuated four casualties, all in mild condition. In Rishon Lezion, two in mild condition, a 48-year-old female was injured by glass shards, and a male was injured by shrapnel. In the Petah Tikva region, two are in mild condition: a 13-year-old male with a blast injury to his head and a female injured while en route to the secure room.
Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in central Israel.
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Hamas's Interior Ministry is claiming that the home of the Kahloot family in the Jabaliya camp was attacked after the IDF revealed a photo of Hamas spokesman Abu Obaida, whose true name is Khazifa Kahloot.
Wednesday, 7:04 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in Rishon Lezion, coastal plain.
Wednesday, 5:05 p.m.: Following the rockets fired at Israel, IDF is striking in Lebanon.
Wednesday, 4:45 p.m.: A memorial service was held on the tarmac of Ben-Gurion International Airport for Thai citizens who were murdered in the October 7th massacre as their bodies were loaded on a plane for burial in their home country. Present at the service was the chairman of the Foreign Workers Committee, MK Eliyahu Revivo, Thai Ambassador to Israel Pannabha Chandraramya, and other officials.
MK Revivo stated during the service: "The murderous showed interest in foreign workers - to harm them and sabotage the relations between the countries.
Not only did Hamas-ISIS's heinous act fail, but it reached the opposite goal. We will continue our brave partnership."
Wednesday, 4:23 p.m: Missile sirens sound in Kiryat Shmona near the northern border.
Wednesday, 2:19 p.m.: A loud explosion has been heard near Eilat, apparently from a rocket fired from Gaza.
"A short while ago, one rocket was identified from the Gaza Strip toward Hevel Eilot Regional Council in southern Israel, which fell in an open area," the IDF confirmed. "According to protocol, an alert was activated on the Home Front Command app only in an open area."
Wednesday, 1:26 p.m.: Terrorists fired an anti-tank missile from Lebanon toward IDF soldiers in the area of Avivim. No injuries were reported. In response, IDF tanks and artillery are firing toward the origin of the shooting.
Wednesday, 1:11 p.m.: IDF confirms: Rocket attack on northern Israel originated from Gaza.
"Following the initial report regarding sirens that sounded in the Carmel area in northern Israel, one rocket was identified from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory, which exploded mid-air," the IDF said.
Wednesday, 1:09 p.m.: An IDF spokesman has reported that sirens have sounded in the Carmel region in northern Israel. The details are being investigated.
Wednesday, 12:20 p.m.: Qatar's Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani has said that there is a "certain breakthrough" in negotiations to free the Israelis held hostage in Gaza.
He added that he hopes to see additional hostages freed soon.
Wednesday, 12:16 p.m.: National Security Council chief Tzachi Hanegbi has said, "I’m pleased to say that Qatar is becoming an essential party and stakeholder in the facilitation of humanitarian solutions."
"Qatar’s diplomatic efforts are crucial at this time."
Wednesday, 10:31 a.m.: Sirens sound in Ein Hashlosha, near the Gaza border.
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.: IDF forces have struck a terror cell attempting to fire antitank missiles from Lebanese territory into Israel, in the Mount Dov area.
Wednesday, 10:10 a.m.: The IDF and Shin Bet have eliminated the commander of Hamas' Northern Khan Yunis Battalion, who over the years led murderous terror attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.
Wednesday, 9:59 a.m.: Sirens sound in Ein Hashlosha and Kissufim.
Wednesday, 9:02 a.m.: Sirens sound in Carmia, Zikim, and Ashkelon.
Wednesday, 4:06 a.m.: Sirens sound in communities located near the Gaza Strip border.
Wednesday, 2:24 a.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck military infrastructure and mortar launchers belonging to the Syrian Army. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the strikes were in response to the launches toward Israel on Tuesday.
Wednesday, 2:03 a.m.: Sirens sounded in communities located near the Gaza border.
Wednesday, 1:03 a.m.: Sirens sounded in communities located near the Gaza border.
Tuesday, 10:27 p.m. An alert was issued of a possible terrorist infiltration in Netiv HaAsara
Tuesday, 10:13 p.m. An alert was issued of a possible terrorist infiltration in Zikim and Karmia.
Tuesday, 7:37 p.m. A terrorist squad was eliminated while attempting to infiltrate into Israel by sea through the Zikim Beach area. Residents in nearby communities have been instructed to lock their doors as security forces search for potential additional infiltrators.
Tuesday, 4:23 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery.
Tuesday, 3:52 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Kibbutz Holit in the south.
Tuesday, 3:33 p.m. Three homes were damaged by a rocket in Alfei Menashe.
Tuesday, 3:17 p.m. Red alert sirens were activated in many communities in southern and central Israel in a large rocket barrage from Gaza. Among the communities where sirens were activated are Lod in the center and Elkana in Samaria.
Tuesday, 2:44 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nahal Oz.
Tuesday, 2:27 p.m.: Reports say that an antitank missile was fired near Shtula in northern Israel. No injuries were reported.
Tuesday, 2:21 p.m.: Sirens in Ein Hashlosha and Nirim.
Tuesday, 2:09 p.m.: Sirens in Nitzan, Nahal Oz, and Ashdod.
Tuesday, 1:59 p.m.: Sirens sound in Be'er Sheva.
Tuesday 1:38 p.m.: Sirens were sounded near Yad Mordechai. No rocket strikes were reported.
Tuesday 1:06 p.m.: An IDF aircraft eliminated a terrorist trying to launch a rocket from Lebanon towards Israeli territory.
Separately, French President Emmanuel Macron met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Macron underlined France's commitment to Israel, and emphasized that terror presents an existential threat not only to Israel but to the world at large.
Tuesday, 12:16 p.m.: Released hostage Yocheved Lifshitz speaks to the media from Ichilov Hospital, describing her abduction and time in Hamas captivity.
Tuesday, 10:56 a.m.: Sirens sound in the Gaza border region.
Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.: French President Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting Israel, has met with the families of hostages, and is now holding a meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog.
Tuesday, 7:55 a.m.: For the first time in nearly 11 hours, sirens sound in southern Israel - this time, in Nirim.
Tuesday, 4:34 a.m.: An IDF soldier was moderately injured by an improvised explosive device thrown at IDF troops during operational activity in the village of Burka in Samaria.
The soldier received initial medical treatment at the scene and was evacuated to receive further treatment at a hospital. Troops are searching for suspects and blocking the area.
Tuesday, 12:48 a.m.: A short while ago, the IDF struck terror targets belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Among them, a military compound, a military post, and an observation post used by Hezbollah.
The strikes were conducted in responses to the rocket and anti-tank missile launches from Lebanese territory on Monday.
Monday, 11:04 p.m.: A short while ago, an IDF aircraft struck a terrorist cell that was identified in the area of Har Dov attempting to fire rockets from Lebanon toward Israeli territory.
Monday, 9:51 p.m. A rocket struck a road in a residential neighborhood and a public garden in the city of Sderot. Damage was caused to several vehicles.
Monday, 9:47 p.m. Israel confirmed that Hamas has released two Israelis who were held hostage in Gaza.
Monday, 9:03 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Sderot and Gaza periphery
Monday, 5:32 p.m. Two people were lightly injured and property was damaged when rocket debris fell in Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel.
Monday, 4:30 p.m. A rocket struck a parking lot in Sderot, There were no injuries as a result of the rocket strike.
Monday, 4:03 p.m. Hamas claims to have launched two suicide drones against southern Israel. At least one drone was intercepted.
Monday, 3:31 p.m. Sirens sound in the Gaza periphery.
Monday, 2:47 p.m.: Sirens sound in Ein Habesor, warning of a hostile drone infiltration.
Monday, 2:40 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nir Oz, warning of a hostile drone infiltration.
Monday, 2:03 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nir Yitzhak and Sufa.
Monday, 1:00 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nahal Oz, Be'er Sheva, Laqiya, Omer, Al-Sayyid, and Umm Batin in southern Israel.
Monday, 12:44 p.m.: An interceptor missile was launched a short time ago at a suspicious target that crossed into Israeli airspace from Lebanon. A warning was activated in an open area in northern Israel due to the launch.
Monday, 12:18 p.m.: Sirens sound in Mivtahim, Amioz, and Yesha.
Monday, 11:40 a.m.: Sirens sound in Zikim and Ashkelon.
Monday, 11:30 a.m.: Sirens sound in Erez, Carmia, Netiv Ha'asara, Ashkelon, Kfar Silver, Yad Mordechai, Mavki'im, and Bat Hadar.
Monday, 11:12 a.m.: Israel's Health Ministry has updated the number of Israelis injured since the start of the war and still hospitalized to 295. Among the hospitalized are 46 who have serious injuries, 166 who are moderately injured, and 83 who were lightly injured.
Monday, 10:49 a.m.: The IDF has contacted the families of 222 Israelis kidnapped by Gaza terrorists, an IDF spokesman said.
Monday, 8:51 a.m.: In preparation for the expected ground incursion, the IDF has destroyed targets which would potentially present a threat to ground forces, including dozens of mortar launchers and antitank positions within Gaza.
Monday, 6:16 a.m.: Overnight, the IDF struck the terrorist cell in Lebanese territory, along with an anti-tank missile launch post.
The terrorist cell was planning to carry out an anti-tank missile launch towards the town of Shlomi.
Monday, 2:42 a.m.: Reports from Gaza indicate that several hospitals in the Strip have been ordered to evacuate the premises.
Monday, 2:10 a.m.: A short while ago, the IDF struck Hezbollah terror targets, including a military compound and an observation post, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.
Furthermore, an IDF aircraft struck a terrorist cell operating near the border along with the weapons in their possession.
Monday, 1:47 a.m.: Lebanese media reported that Israeli warplanes attacked targets in the Bint Jbeil area in southern Lebanon.
Sunday, 11:27 p.m.: The IDF continues to strike at this hour dozens of Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip.
Sunday, 11:19 p.m.: A short while ago, the IDF identified two Hezbollah terrorist cells in Lebanese territory. One cell was adjacent to the area of Mattat, and planned to launch anti-tank missiles toward Israeli territory. The other, located in Har Dov, planned to launch rockets.
The IDF thwarted the attacks, striking the Hezbollah terrorist cells before they fired.
Sunday, 8:30 p.m.: A short while ago, the IDF struck a terrorist cell in Lebanese territory that was planning to carry out an anti-tank missile launch toward the area of Har Dov in northern Israel.
Sunday, 7:00 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in Be'er Sheva.
Sunday, 6:45 p.m.: According to the IDF, a short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah infrastructure after terrorists were identified attempting to launch an anti-tank missile into Israeli territory adjacent to Malkia.
Furthermore, terrorists fired anti-tank missiles toward an open field in the area of Arab al-Aramshe in northern Israel. No injuries were reported, and no damage was caused.
Sunday, 6:00 p.m.: A man in his 60s was moderately injured from a rocket strike in Netivot.
MDA Paramedic Ari Friedman reported: "We saw the injured individual lying near a vehicle, fully conscious and suffering from a leg injury caused by shrapnel. He told us that after the siren sounded, he stopped on the side of the road, exited his vehicle, and was hit while on his way to a protected area. We gave him medical treatment, which included bandages and painkillers, and we took him by ambulance to the hospital in moderate condition."
Sunday, 4:57 p.m.: The IDF spokesperson says that a short time ago, terrorists shot at IDF forces who were operating west of the Gaza border fence near Kissufim. An IDF tank struck the cell that fired at the forces.
Sunday, 4:30 p.m.: An anti-tank weapon was fired from the Gaza Strip to the Kissufim area. Heavy exchanges of fire are underway.
Sunday, 4:15 p.m.: The Prime Minister's Office has clarified that gas has not entered the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Crossing and that the trucks that were photographed were moving gas from a UN gas tank on the Gaza side of the crossing to hospitals in the strip.
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.