Israel entered its sixth 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, November 5, over 1,400 Israelis have been killed, about 4,000 were injured, and about 240 Israelis, including civilians, are in Hamas captivity.
IDF troops are continuing to eliminate terrorists in close-quarter combat and direct aircraft to strike Hamas terrorist infrastructure, weapons depots, observation posts, and command and control centers in the Gaza Strip.
Over the past day, IDF soldiers began operating in the Al-Shati Camp in the northern Gaza Strip. During the operational activity, the soldiers killed numerous terrorists and uncovered a large number of terrorist infrastructure in the area.
During one of the battles with the terrorists, IDF troops identified civilians who were located in a building in the area. The IDF secured an evacuation route for the civilians, and as the civilians were evacuating, terrorists fired at the troops from the outskirts of the area. In order to protect the evacuation route, IDF troops responded with light weapons fire and tanks to kill the terrorists.
Saturday, 11:02 p.m.: Sirens sound in Sderot, Ibim, Nir Am, and Mefalsim.
Saturday, 10:13 p.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets and tanks struck a number of Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanese territory, including terror posts and military compounds. Simultaneously, an IDF UAV struck an additional terrorist cell.
Saturday, 9:50 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Kibbutz Gvar'am, near the Gaza border.
Saturday, 7:42 p.m.: A total of eight IDF soldiers suffered serious injuries in recent days while fighting in northern Gaza. Among them are four reserve soldiers, who were injured on Thursday.
Separately, over the course of Saturday, a total of 129,000 liters of fuel entered Gaza, an Arab report said. Arab sources told Al Arabiya that three trucks full of fuel entered Gaza over the course of Saturday.
Saturday, 6:21 p.m.: Sirens sounded just before 2am Saturday morning in Amuka, Tzfat, and Birya. At around 10am, sirens sounded in Sasa and Shtula, on the northern border. At 1pm, sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona and Margaliot, in northern Israel.
Just after 2pm, sirens sounded in southern Israel: in Nirim, Ashkelon, Carmia, Mavki'im, and Be'er Ganim. Just prior to 3p.m, sirens sounded in Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am.
A barrage just after 5pm set off sirens in central Israel, in Nes Ziona, Rehovot, Netzer Sereni, Gibton, Ramle, Matzliah, Lod, Ahisamakh, Nesher, Givat Brenner, Ma'on Tsofia, Bnaya, Beit Gamliel, Kfar Hanagid, Yavne, Ge'alya, Gan Shlomo, Ramot Meir, Sitria, Na'an, Ganei Hadar, and Yashresh.
On Friday at 5pm, sirens sounded in Holit in southern Israel. An hour later, just after 6pm, sirens sounded throughout central Israel, in Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, Ganot, Tzafaria, Mishmar Hashiva, Kfar Chabad, Hemed, Beit Dagan, Holon, Azor, Or Yehuda, Hod Hasharon, Ramat Hasharon, Herzliya, Givat Hen, Shoham, Tirat Yehuda, Bareket, Beit Arif, the Modi'in area industrial zone, Givat Ko'ah, Ganei Tikva, Petah Tikva, Kiryat Ono, Savyon, Ma'as, Gat Rimon, Givat Shmuel, Tel Aviv, Nes Ziona, Be'er Ya'akov, Rehovot, the Tzrifin industrial area, Rishon Lezion, and Netzer Sereni.
The IDF also eliminated a prominent terrorist in Nablus.
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, 6:03 p.m.: Sirens sounded in central Israel.
Friday, 5:03 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Holit, located near the Gaza border.
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, 2:30 p.m.: Sirens sound in Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am, near the Gaza border.
Friday, 1:44 p.m.: Following the report regarding sirens that sounded in Arab al-Aramashe and Adamit in northern Israel, a number of mortar shells launched from Lebanon toward Israel fell in open areas.
The IDF is striking the source of the launch in Lebanon.
Friday, 1:18 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Adamit and Arab al-Aramshe in northern Israel.
Friday, 1:02 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the city of Ashkelon, as well as in Zikim, Mavki'im, Netiv Ha'asara, and Carmia.
Friday, 11:51 a.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck several Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon, including terrorist infrastructure, a weapons storage facility and a military structure. In addition, the IDF struck a terrorist cell identified in Lebanon in the area adjacent to Arab al-Aramshe.
Furthermore, several launches toward the areas of Malkia and Manarain in northern Israel were identified. The IDF is responding with fire toward the sources of the launches.
Friday, 11:34 a.m.: Sirens in Kissufim, near the Gaza border.
Friday, 8:31 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nirim, near the Gaza border.
Friday, 7:51 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Sa'ad and Kfar Aza, near the Gaza border.
Friday, 12:47 a.m.: A number of mortar shells were fired from Lebanon towards a military post in the Upper Galilee. There were no injuries.
Thursday, 10:10 p.m: The IDF announced that earlier today, IDF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon. Among the targets struck were a number of military posts operated by Hezbollah terrorists.
In addition, earlier today, terrorists launched a number of anti-tank missiles from Lebanon toward IDF posts in the areas of Biranit and Rosh HaNikra in northern Israel. No injuries were reported.
IDF soldiers struck with artillery fire toward the sources of the launches.
Thursday, 3:43 p.m.: Following the initial report regarding sirens that sounded in the areas of Shtula and Even Menachem in northern Israel, a number of launches from Lebanon likely fell in open areas.
In addition, anti-tank missiles were launched toward an IDF post in the area of Dovev in northern Israel. No injuries were reported.
In response, the IDF is currently striking with artillery fire toward Lebanon.
Thursday, 3:13 p.m.: The director of Shifa Hospital in Gaza, Mohammad Abu Salmiya, told Al-Jazeera that IDF forces are still operating on the hospital grounds and took bodies from the facility.
Thursday, 2:36 p.m.: Sirens sound in Even Menachem and Shtula in northern Israel.
Thursday, 2:01 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the area surrounding the Gaza.
Thursday, 11:50 a.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets carried out strikes on Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon. The targets included a number of military posts from which Hezbollah terrorists operated.
In addition, a short while ago, IDF soldiers struck a terrorist who was operating in Lebanese territory, adjacent to the area of Shlomi in northern Israel.
Thursday, 10:14 a.m.: Sirens sound in Shtula, in northern Israel.
Thursday, 6:46 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in communities in the Eshkol Regional Council, located near the border with Gaza.
Thursday, 2:48 a.m.: On Wednesday, an anti-tank missile was launched from Lebanon toward the area of Shlomi in northern Israel. In response, the IDF struck the Hezbollah launch post from which the missile was fired, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.
Furthermore, the IDF also struck several observation posts and additional launch posts, a weapons compound, and terror infrastructure sites belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.
Thursday, 1:52 a.m.: French President Emmanuel Macron posted to X in both Hebrew and English on Wednesday night, writing, "We are putting all our efforts, all our strength, into freeing the hostages held by Hamas and allowing their families to be reunited with their loved ones."
Thursday, 12:43 a.m.: Sources in Gaza reported that IDF troops have re-entered Shifa Hospital from the southern entrance.
Wednesday, 9:20 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in the Gaza envelope.
Wednesday, 6:22 p.m.: Following the alerts concerning a hostile aircraft infiltration in northern Israel, it was determined to be a false identification.
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.: The IDF has cleared for publication that two soldiers were severely and lightly wounded when terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at an IDF D9 bulldozer that was in Israeli territory near the border fence in the Kissufim area.
Wednesday, 5:49 p.m.: Sirens have been activated in communities on the Lebanese border due to a suspected aerial infiltration.
Wednesday, 4:12 p.m.: In the past hour, a number of launches were identified from Lebanon toward Israeli territory. No injuries were reported.
IDF artillery is currently striking the sources of the fire.
In addition, IDF tanks struck a Hezbollah observation post in Lebanon.
Wednesday, 3:18 p.m.: Missile sirens activated on the northern border and in the Gaza envelope.
Wednesday, 2:02 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Kiryat Shoma in the north and in Ashkelon and other communities in the south.
Wednesday, 1:46 a.m.: The Hamas-run "health ministry" in the Gaza Strip claimed that the IDF announced its intention to invade the Shifa Hospital compound "in the next few minutes", according to a report in Al Jazeera.
Tuesday, 8:23 p.m.: The IDF stated that following the initial report regarding sirens sounded in the city of Eilat, a missile launch toward Israeli territory was identified and successfully intercepted by the "Arrow" Aerial Defense System in the area of the Red Sea.
The target did not cross into Israeli territory and was intercepted according to protocol.
Tuesday, 7:51 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Eilat
Tuesday, 5:19 p.m.: Rocket debris fell in Tel Aviv.
Tuesday, 5:13 p.m.: Red alert sirens sounded in the city of Tel Aviv and central Israel.
Tuesday, 3:03 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Sa'ad in southern Israel.
Tuesday, 2:39 p.m.: Sirens sound in Kerem Shalom, near the Gaza border.
Tuesday, 2:37 p.m.: Foreign Minister Eli Cohen is now meeting with representatives of the families of the hostages in Geneva, together with Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Tuesday, 2:20 p.m.: Fighter planes attacked a number of Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon, the IDF reported. In addition, an IDF tank attacked a cell of terrorists attempting to launch antitank missiles from Lebanon into the Yiftah area of Israel.
Throughout the course of the day, terrorists launched antitank missiles and mortars towards IDF posts near Margaliot, Arab al-Aramshe, and Yiftah, as well as towards Shomera and Matat. The IDF is attacking the source of the fire in Lebanon.
Tuesday, 2:10 p.m.: Sirens sound in Alumim and Nahal Oz.
Tuesday, 1:29 p.m.: Sirens sound in Alumim, Sa'ad, Nahal Oz, and Kfar Aza.
Tuesday, 1:26 p.m.: Sirens sound in Shtula, Shomera, Zar'it, and Even Menachem, in northern Israel.
Tuesday, 1:49 p.m.: Following the initial report regarding the sirens that sounded in the city of Eilat in southern Israel, an interceptor was launched following the suspicion of an aerial target, the IDF confirmed.
The sirens sounded due to the launch of the interceptor.
No infiltration was identified into Israeli territory.
Tuesday, 1:18 p.m.: Sirens sound in Nahal Oz.
Tuesday, 1:05 p.m.: Sirens sound in Kissufim.
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.: Following sirens in Eilat, smoke is seen billowing in the area.
Tuesday, 12:49 p.m.: Sirens sound in Eilat.
Tuesday, 11:55 a.m.: Two rockets exploded in Ashkelon, causing severe damage to structures and property. Thus far, there have been no reports of injuries.
Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.: Sirens sound in Ashkelon, Bat Hadar, Yad Mordechai, Ge'a, Beit Shikma, Mavki'im, Zikim, and Carmia.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.: The IDF has confirmed that Corporal Noa Marciano, who was abducted to Gaza and appeared in a Hamas video, is no longer alive.
Tuesday, 10:15 a.m.: A short while ago, the IDF Aerial Defense Array intercepted a suspicious target that was identified off the coast of the city of Acre (Akko), in northwest Israel, the IDF confirmed.
No alert was activated according to protocol.
Tuesday, 9:38 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nirim.
Tuesday, 8:55 a.m.: Sirens sound in Nirim and Nir Oz.
Tuesday, 7:26 a.m.: Sirens in Kissufim.
Tuesday, 5:35 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources report five dead in an attack by an unmanned aerial vehicle and IDF fire in the Tulkarm refugee camp.
Monday, 11:43 p.m.: Sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza border.
Monday, 8:20 p.m.: A rocket reportedly landed in one of the communities of the south. There are no reported injuries.
Monday, 8:03 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Tel Aviv, central Israel, and Ashkelon.
Monday, 5:46 p.m.: The IDF and the Shin Bet eliminated the head of the anti-tank forces in Hamas' Khan Yunis Brigade and the former head of Hamas military intelligence.
Monday, 2:44 p.m.: Sirens sound in Arab al-Aramshe, Gornot Hagalil, Even Menachem, Zar'it, and Shomera.
Monday, 1:29 p.m.: The IDF has announced that following the report regarding sirens that sounded and an alert concerning a hostile aircraft infiltration in northern Israel, it was determined to be a false identification.
In addition, terrorists fired from Lebanon toward the area of Netu'a and an IDF post in Shtula in northern Israel. No injuries were reported. The IDF is striking the sources of fire.
Monday, 12:59 p.m.: Sirens in Dishon, in northern Israel.
Monday, 12:56 p.m.: Missile sirens sounding in Safed, Akko, and Haifa Bay communities.
Monday, 12:50 p.m.: Alarms sounding in northern Israel due to a suspected aerial infiltration.
Monday, 11:42 a.m.: IDF: A short while ago, terrorists launched an anti-tank missile from Lebanon toward the area of Netu'a in northern Israel.
In response, IDF artillery is striking the sources of the fire.
Furthermore, following the reports regarding sirens that sounded in Arab al-Aramshe in northern Israel, mortar launches that crossed from Lebanon to Israel were identified. The launches fell in open areas. No injuries were reported.
Monday, 11:30 a.m.: Following a military assessment, civilians in the villages of Makliya, Yiftah, Yaron, Baram, Sasa, Dovev, Avivim, and Neto'a have been instructed to enter protected areas until further notice.
Monday, 10:32 a.m.: Sirens sound in Arab al-Aramshe in northern Israel, as well as in Sderot, Ibim, and Nir Am on the Gaza border.
Monday, 9:45 a.m.: Following the sirens that sounded earlier Monday morning in Gornot Hagalil, two mortar launches that crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory were identified. The launches fell in open areas.
No injuries were reported. IDF artillery is striking the sources of the launches.
Overnight, IDF forces attacked a cell of armed terrorists identified in Lebanese territory near the Biranit area. A hit was identified.
Monday, 9:43 a.m.: Sirens sound in Shuva and Zameret, on Israel's border with Gaza.
Monday, 8:50 a.m.: Sirens sound in Gornot Hagalil, on Israel's northern border.
Monday, 5:32 a.m.: The White House said that a three-year-old girl whose parents were murdered in the Hamas massacre on October 7 is among the Americans who are held hostage in Gaza. No further details were provided.
This information was included in a readout of President Joe Biden’ call with Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar.
Sunday, 7:55 p.m.: An IDF fighter jet and aircraft struck a number of terror targets belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization, including a military compound containing a weapons storage facility and military infrastructure.
Sunday, 5:00 p.m.: IDF says 15 launches from Lebanon toward Israeli territory were identified over the last hour. The IDF Aerial Defense Array intercepted four of the launches, with the rest falling into open areas.
IDF soldiers are currently responding with artillery toward the origins of the launches.
Furthermore, seven IDF soldiers were lightly injured as a result of the mortar shell launches in the area of Manara in northern Israel earlier today. The soldiers were evacuated to a hospital to receive medical treatment. Their families have been notified.
Sunday, 4:30 p.m.: Missile sirens in Akko and Haifa Bay.
Sunday, 3:48 p.m.: Missile sirens activated in northwestern Israel.
Sunday, 3:27 p.m.: Missile sirens activated in Kiryat Shmona.
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Gaza periphery
Sunday, 2:21 p.m. Red alert sirens activated in the Western Galilee.
Sunday, 1:03 p.m.: Red alert sirens activated in the Gaza periphery.
Sunday, 12:52 p.m.: A least six people were injured, one critically and 5 seriously, when an anti-tank missile was fired at northern Israel by Hezbollah terrorists in southern Lebanon. The IDF responded with artillery fire at the source of the attack.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m.: The IDF announced that following the repeated calls by the IDF to Gazan residents to evacuate from northern Gaza for their own safety, the IDF is enabling a passage from the Shifa, Rantisi, and Nasser hospitals
Sunday, 10:53 a.m.: Red alert sirens activated in Kfar Aza and Sa'ad in southern Israel.