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IDF forces in Gaza StripIDF Spokesperson

Israel entered its fifth 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.

Toward the end of week three, Israel began conducting small-scale ground activities in the Gaza Strip. On Friday night, IDF forces entered the Gaza Strip and have remained there, with the intensity of the activity slowly growing since then.

Live Updates:

Sunday, 6:51 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources report clashes with IDF troops who are encircling the home of a wanted terrorist in Abu Dis.

In addition, it was reported that IDF troops are arresting wanted terrorists in the Tulkarm area.

Sunday, 5:56 a.m.: The IDF said that the sirens in Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee were a false alarm.

Sunday, 5:34 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in Misgav Am, in the Upper Galilee region.

Sunday, 1:58 a.m.: Anti-tank missiles were fired at IDF soldiers in the south of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers returned fire.

Saturday, 10:12 p.m.: At least ten rockets were fired towards central Israel in the recent barrage.

Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries and damage.

Saturday, 10:03 p.m.: Sirens sound in central Israel, including in Ganei Hadar, Na'an, Ramot Meir, Beit Oved, Mishmar Hashivah, Beit Dagan, Rehovot, Ramle, Lod, Be'er Ya'akov, Ahiezer, Zeitan, Rishon Lezion, Holon, Bat Yam, Nes Ziona, and Netzer Sereni.

Saturday, 9:29 p.m.: A home in Sderot suffered a direct hit from a rocket. No one was physically injured.

Saturday, 9:11 p.m.: Sirens sound in Bat Hadar and Beit Shikma in southern Israel.

Saturday, 9:02 p.m.: Sirens sound in the Nir Am firing range, Gabim, Sderot, Ibim, Nir Am, Mefalsim, and the Sapir College.

Saturday, 8:53 p.m.: Sirens sound in Sa'ad and Kfar Aza on the Gaza border, as well as in Dorot, Ashkelon, and Havat Shikmim.

Saturday, 6:01 p.m.: Sirens sound in the Gaza border communities of Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am.

Saturday, 5:49 p.m.: IDF: Following the initial report on the sirens sounding in the area of the Arava, a rocket launch was identified from the Gaza Strip and intercepted by the "Arrow" Aerial Defense System.

The IDF statement follows rocket sirens which sounded at 5:05p.m. on Saturday in the Arava region in southern Israel.

Earlier on Saturday, sirens sounded in Eilat, as well as in multiple communities near the Gaza border: Nirim, Kissufim, Ein Hashlosha, Kerem Shalom, Sa'ad, Kfar Aza, Ashkelon, Gan Yavne, Azrikam, Ashdod, Emunim, Sde Uziyahu, Shtulim, Beit Ezra, Nitzan, Nir Yisrael, Nitzanim, Kfar Silver, Be'er Ganim, Hodaya, and Berekhya. Sirens also sounded in Dishon and Malkia in northern Israel.

Friday, 11:00 p.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, 9:38 p.m.: Magen David Adom says there are no reports of injuries following the rocket fire towards central Israel.

Friday, 9:28 p.m.: Sirens sounded in central Israel.

Friday, 8:17 p.m.: IDF Spokesman Daniel Hagari said on Friday evening that the IDF eliminated 10 Hamas terrorists who planned the October 7 massacre.

Friday, 7:48 p.m.: Sirens in communities located near the Gaza border.

Friday, 7:46 p.m.: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding a situational assessment with the heads of the defense establishment.

Friday, 6:01 p.m.: Sirens in communities located near the Gaza border.

Friday, 5:02 p.m.: Sirens in Netivot.

Friday, 4:30 p.m.: With the start of Shabbat in Israel, Arutz Sheva-Israel National News' North American desk will continue to update the site.

Friday, 1:33 p.m.: Assailants launched an antitank missile from Lebanon toward an IDF post adjacent to the community of Mattat, the IDF said.

No injuries were reported.

IDF soldiers responded with artillery fire toward the origin of the launch.

Friday, 1:01 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nir Yitzhak, Holit, and Sufa, near the Gaza border.

Friday, 12:35 p.m.: IDF soldiers exposed and neutralized Hamas’ terror tunnels during special operations inside Gaza. The troops uncovered tunnel shafts, rigged them with explosives, and neutralized the tunnels.

Friday, 12:17 p.m.: Air raid sirens sound in Kerem Shalom.

Friday, 9:32 a.m.: Air raid sirens sound in Kissufim.

Friday, 9:12 a.m.: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Israel together with newly-appointed US Ambassador to Israel Jack Lew.

Friday, 6:32 a.m.: The IDF arrested dozens of terrorist operatives throughout Judea and Samaria overnight, including Hamas members.

Friday, 2:46 a.m.: The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Terrorists (COGAT) updated that 68 trucks of humanitarian aid - food, water and medical equipment - entered the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing on Thursday.

Friday, 1:38 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that two terrorists who were eliminated in an exchange of fire with IDF troops in Jenin.

Thursday, 9:01 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Ashdod.

Thursday, 6:52 p.m. The IDF stated that in response to the launches from Lebanon toward Israeli territory earlier today, over the last few hours IDF aircraft struck terror targets belonging to Hezbollah, together with IDF tank and artillery fire.

The targets struck include military infrastructure, command and control centers, rocket launching posts, weapons storage facilities, and military compounds used by the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

The IDF holds the Hezbollah terrorist organization responsible for the current situation in Lebanon.

Thursday, 5:44 p.m. Hamas claimed responsibility for the firing of 12 rockets at Israel from Lebanon.

Thursday, 5:32 p.m. A restaurant has reportedly been struck by a rocket in Kiryat Shmona in the north.

Thursday, 4:01 p.m. Red alert sirens sounded in Be'er Sheva.

Thursday, 3:31 p.m. Sirens sounded in the Bedouin village of Arab al-Aramshe in the western Galilee.

Thursday, 3:01 p.m.: Sirens sound in Be'er Sheva.

Thursday, 12:40 p.m.: A short while ago, a terrorist cell attempted to launch anti-tank missiles from Lebanon toward the area of Livne, northern Israel, the IDF reported.

IDF soldiers struck the cell and a hit was identified. In addition, the soldiers struck two anti-tank missile launching posts in Lebanon.

Furthermore, terrorists launched anti-tank missiles toward an IDF post in the area of Manara, northern Israel. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, 12:13 p.m.: Sirens sound in Mavki'im and Ge'a.

Thursday, 11:35 a.m.: Terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at an IDF installment near Manara in northern Israel.

Thursday, 10:51 a.m.: Sirens sound in Holit.

Thursday, 10:51 a.m.: The IDF has contacted the families of 242 people held hostage in Gaza.

Thursday, 10:41 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nirim in Gaza envelope.

Thursday, 9:50 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Ashdod and Nitzan.

Thursday, 6:40 a.m.: Sirens sounded in communities located near the Gaza Strip border.

Thursday, 6:10 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in Kissufim, located near the border with the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, 4:16 a.m.: The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that earlier tonight, a surface-to-air missile was launched from Lebanon toward an IDF UAV. In response, the IDF struck the terrorist cell that fired the missile and the launch site. There was no damage to the UAV.

In addition, the statement said, a number of launches were identified from Lebanon toward the area of Har Dov and Mount Hermon in northern Israel. They fell in open areas. IDF artillery struck the source of the launches in response.

Thursday, 2:52 a.m.: Hezbollah claimed to have shot down an Israeli drone using a surface-to-air missile in rural southern Lebanon.

The IDF has not commented on the report so far.

Thursday, 1:44 a.m.: Residents of Tiberias reported hearing an explosion. The details are being investigated.

Wednesday, 10:06 p.m. A terrorist cell in Lebanon attempted to launch anti-tank missiles toward the area of Meiss El Jabal in Israel. The IDF struck the terrorist cell and an additional armed terrorist cell that was in the area.

Furthermore, following the launches that were carried out toward the area of Yiftach earlier today, the IDF struck the launchers used by the terrorists.

In addition, a short while ago, IDF aircraft struck military infrastructure and an anti-tank missile launching post belonging to Hezbollah.

Wednesday, 8:16 p.m.: Suspected drone infiltration from Gaza over Netiv Ha'asara.

Wednesday, 7:35 p.m.: Based on IDF and ISA intelligence, an IDF fighter jet struck Muhammad A'sar, the Head of Hamas’ Anti-Tank Missile Unit in the Gaza Strip. A'sar was responsible for all of Hamas’ anti-tank missile units throughout the Gaza Strip, commanded the units in routine, and assisted their activity in emergencies.

Under his command, numerous anti-tank missile attacks were carried out against civilians and IDF soldiers.

Wednesday, 7:29 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the Ashkelon area.

Wednesday, 5:15 p.m.: The IDF now estimates that approximately 3,000 Hamas terrorists infiltrated Israel during the October 7th surprise attack.

Wednesday, 4:01 p.m.: Missile sirens in central Israel, including Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Bat Yam, Holon, and Rishon Leziyon.

Wednesday, 3:32 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in Shtula on the northern border.

Wednesday, 2:35 p.m.: An IDF tank attacked a terror cell attempting to launch antitank missiles from Lebanese territory into Israel, in the Zarit area of northern Israel.

In addition, a short time ago, terrorists fired from Lebanese territory towards the Yiftah area in Israel. No one was injured. The IDF fired towards the sourceד of the fire.

Wednesday, 2:24 p.m.: Sirens sound in Ashkelon, Netiv Ha'asara, Carmia, and Zikim.

Wednesday, 2:16 p.m.: Sirens sound in the Gaza border community of Nirim.

Wednesday, 2:01 p.m.: Sirens sound in Ein Hashlosha and Nirim.

Wednesday, 11:40 a.m.: Sirens sound in the Gaza border communities of Sufa and Holit.

Wednesday, 11:02 a.m.: Sirens sound in Bnei Darom, Gan Hadarom, Gan Yavne, Kfar Aviv, Nir Galim, Ben Zakai, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beit Ezra, Zikim, Shtulim, Hatsor, Ezer, Sde Uziyahu, Azrikam, Givati, Emunim, Neve Mivtah, Misgav Dov, Meishar, and Bitzaron in southern Israel.

Wednesday, 6:00 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that two terrorists were eliminated in clashes with security forces in Jenin.

It was also reported that one terrorist was eliminated in clashes in Tulkarm.

Wednesday, 2:43 a.m.: Hezam al-Asad, a leader of the Houthi rebels, tweeted the word "Eilat" in Arabic and Hebrew, after the Air Force intercepted an aerial threat south of Eilat.

Wednesday, 1:17 a.m.: A short while ago, the IDF intercepted a surface-to-air missile that was launched from Lebanese territory toward an IDF UAV.

In response, IAF aircraft struck the origin of the missile launch, as well as the terrorists who carried out the launch.

Wednesday, 12:51 a.m.: Residents of Eilat report hearing explosions.

Tuesday, 11:59 p.m.: Sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Tel Aviv and throughout central Israel.

Tuesday, 6:28 p.m. Red alert sirens were activated in the Tel Aviv and Rishon Lezion areas.

Tuesday, 5:03 p.m. The Hamas-run Gaza Interior and Health Ministries claimed that hundreds of people were killed and injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Jabaliya refugee camp.

Two weeks ago, Hamas claimed that 500 civilians were killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike on a Gaza hospital. It was later proven that the explosion at the hospital was caused by a rocket misfired by Islamic Jihad and that the death toll was a fraction of what Hamas claimed.

Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. It was announced that police have identified 826 of the civilians who were murdered by Hamas on October 7. Over 85% of the civilian victims have been positively identified so far.

Tuesday, 4:15 p.m. Rockets struck multiple areas in Ashdod. 4 people have been injured, one seriously, in the attack on Ashdod.

Tuesday, 4:01 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Ashdod.

Tuesday, 3:32 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in many communities in southern Israel.

Tuesday, 3:10 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Sderot and other communities in the Gaza periphery.

Tuesday, 2:40 p.m.: Sirens sound in Adanim, Petah Tikva, Givat Hashlosha, the Drom Hasharon Regional Center, Sdei Hemed, Neve Yarak, Neve Yamin, Kfar Saba, Hod Hasharon, Elishama, and Jaljulia in central Israel.

Magen David Adom reported that following the first barrage at central Israel, a rocket fragment was reported found near Bnei Brak. No injuries have been reported.

Tuesday, 2:35 p.m.: Sirens sound in Herzliya, Ramat Hasharon, Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, Petah Tikva, Tel Aviv, Kfar Saba, Ra'anana, Batzra, and Givat Hen.

At the same time, sirens sounded in the Gaza border town of Kissufim.

Tuesday, 2:27 p.m.: On the Israel-Lebanon border, IDF forces have attacked a terror cell which was preparing to launch antitank missiles towards Israeli territory.

Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nir Yitzhak and Sufa, on the Israel-Gaza border.

Tuesday, 1:52 p.m.: Following the sirens in southern Israel, one person was reported injured on Route 31, near Arad.

The victim was soon identified as a 29-year-old man who was lightly injured near Hura, after his vehicle was hit by shrapnel from an intercept missile.

Separately, an IDF spokesman has reported that the IDF is waging fierce battles with Hamas terrorists, deep inside Gaza.

Tuesday, 1:31 p.m.: Sirens sound in Keseifa, Sa'wa-Mulada, Umm Batin, al-Sayed, and Laqye, in southern Israel.

Tuesday, 1:09 p.m.: Sirens sound in Metula, in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 10:49 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nir Oz.

Tuesday, 10:31 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nirim.

Tuesday, 10:23 a.m.: The IDF has confirmed that 240 Israelis are being held hostage in Gaza.

Tuesday, 10:09 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Netiv Ha'asara, located near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 10:02 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Kissufim, located near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 9:34 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Kissufim, located near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 8:59 a.m.: Sirens sound in Eilat and nearby areas, warning of an infiltration of hostile aircraft into the area. The Home Front Command has ordered everyone into a protected space for the duration of ten minutes.

Tuesday, 8:55 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Kerem Shalom, located near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 8:29 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Kerem Shalom, located near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 6:59 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in communities located near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 6:32 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that Israeli forces raided the home of the deputy head of Hamas' political bureau, Saleh al-Arouri, in Ramallah.

Tuesday, 6:09 a.m.: Sirens in communities located near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 2:48 a.m.: Sirens in communities located near the Gaza border.

Tuesday, 1:56 a.m.: Sirens in Ashkelon.

Tuesday, 1:26 a.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure in Lebanon, including weapons, posts and sites used by Hezbollah.

Tuesday, 1:18 a.m.: A suspect crossed from the territory of the Gaza Strip into the territory of Israel on Monday evening.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit stated that IDF soldiers identified the suspect near the Re'im junction and initiated an arrest procedure of a suspicious person, during which they shot and killed him. There are no injuries among the Israeli forces.

Tuesday, 12:32 a.m.: Sirens in communities located near the Gaza border.

Monday, 9:30 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in central Israel. At least six rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

Monday, 8:01 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Ashkelon.

Monday, 6:25 p.m. It was announced that overnight, IDF soldier PVT Ori Megidish was released during ground operations. PVT Megidish was kidnapped by the Hamas terrorist organization on October 7th. The soldier was medically checked, is doing well, and has met with her family.

Monday, 5:31 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Rishon Lezion and many other communities in central Israel.

Monday, 5:09 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in Kibbutz Nirim in the Negev.

Monday, 3:00 p.m.: Sirens sound in western Galilee.

Monday, 2:35 p.m.: Terrorists opened fire at an IDF installment on the Lebanese border a short time ago, no one was injured. IDF soldiers are responding with artillery fire toward the origin of the shooting. The IDF also struck Hezbollah military infrastructure in Lebanon.

Monday, 2:30 p.m.: Sirens sound in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion.

Monday, 2:00p.m.: Sirens sound in Be'er Sheva, Ofakim, and Hatzerim.

Monday, 1:35p.m.: Sirens sound in Netiv Ha'asara.

Monday, 11:52a.m.: A rocket fired from Gaza strikes a factory in the Ashkelon industrial zone, sparking a fire.

Monday, 11:24 a.m.: Missile sirens in Ashdod.

Monday, 9:17 a.m.: At least three rockets were fired at the city of Netivot, one of them directly hit a residential building that was empty at the time.

Rocket shrapnel fell in two additional locations in the city.

MDA teams that were dispatched to search the area identified two scenes of rocket strikes with no casualties. One scene was a direct hit on an empty building with destruction of property, the second scene was next to the wall of a house. In neither scene were physical casualties found.

Monday, 8:50 a.m.: Sirens sound in the Gaza border area, including in Beit Hagedi, Netivot, Nahal Oz, Ma'agalim, Givolim, Shuva, Kfar Maimon, Tekuma, Alumim, Shokeda, and other communities.

Monday, 6:00 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that the IDF arrested senior Hamas official Nasser al-Din al-Shaer during overnight activities in Shechem (Nablus).

Al-Shaer served as Ismail Haniyeh's deputy and was the Minister of Education.

Monday, 5:32 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported that the IDF operated in the Jenin refugee camp early Monday morning.

According to the reports, two Palestinian Arabs were killed in an exchange of fire with the troops.

Monday, 4:42 a.m.: Sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza border.

Monday, 1:50 a.m.: Israel increased the humanitarian aid that entered Gaza on Sunday following American pressure, Channel 12 News reported.

According to the report, 48 trucks - including food, water and medical equipment - entered the Strip.

Monday, 1:00 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in communities near the Gaza border.

Monday, 12:44 a.m.: Palestinian Arab media reported that the IDF attacked targets in the vicinity of Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza, one of the civilian facilities that Hamas uses for terrorist purposes.

Sunday, 11:48 p.m.: Additional sirens in communities near the border with Gaza.

Sunday, 11:46 p.m.: Sirens were sounded in Kibbutz Kissufim, located near the border with the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, 9:50 p.m.: A short while ago, a number of launches from Syria toward Israeli territory were identified by the IDF. The launches fell in an open area. IDF soldiers are responding with fire toward to origin of the launches.

Sunday, 8:30 p.m.: A short while ago, a terrorist cell attempted to launch anti-tank missiles from Lebanon along the northern border and was struck by the IDF.

In addition, a terrorist was identified operating a drone that approached Israeli airspace in the area of the security fence. An IDF UAV struck the terrorist. Furthermore, a terrorist who approached the security fence in Hanita was killed.

Since the beginning of the war, IDF soldiers in the Northern Command have killed terrorist cells in Lebanon. Most of them were killed before they managed to fire toward Israeli territory. IDF soldiers, tanks, artillery, and fighter jets continue to maintain a high level of defensive readiness and are constantly operating to remove the threat.

Sunday, 7:05 p.m.: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with US President Joe Biden amid the expansion of the IDF's ground offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Sunday, 6:13 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in northwest Israel, including Nahariya.

Sunday, 6:08 p.m.: The IDF says that following the initial report regarding the sirens that sounded in the city of Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, six launches were identified toward Israeli territory. IDF soldiers are responding with fire toward the origins of the launches.

In addition, following the report regarding three launches from Lebanon toward Israeli territory around an hour ago, the IDF struck the launching post from which the launches were carried out.

Sunday, 5:55 p.m.: The Kiryat Shmona municipality announced that a rocket was identified hitting a house in the city. A fire broke out at the site of the impact.

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Sunday, 5:32 p.m.: Missile sirens in Kiryat Shmona, near the Lebanese border.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: The IDF announced that, earlier today, a terrorist cell carried out launches toward Israeli territory. A short while ago, an IDF aircraft struck the terrorist cell in the Har Dov area. During the strike, weapons that the terrorists planned to use for additional launches toward Israeli territory were destroyed.

Furthermore, in response to the launches that were carried out from Lebanon toward the Har Dov area earlier today, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah's military infrastructure.

Following the most recent report regarding the sirens that sounded in northern Israel, three launches were identified from Lebanon toward Israeli territory. The IDF Aerial Defense Array intercepted two launches. An additional launch fell in an open area. The IDF is responding with fire toward the origins of the shooting.

Furthermore, several launches were identified a short while ago toward the area of Malkia. No injuries were reported. IDF soldiers are responding with fire toward the origins of the shooting.

Sunday, 4:54 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in northern Israel.

Sunday, 4:00 p.m.: Exchange of fire between IDF forces and terrorists near the Erez Crossing. Several terrorists were eliminated in the fighting.

Sunday, 3:23 p.m: According to the IDF, a short while ago, a terrorist cell attempted to launch anti-tank missiles from Lebanon toward Israeli territory in the Avivim area. IDF soldiers struck the terrorist cell.

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."