Airstrike in Lebanon, Archive
Airstrike in Lebanon, ArchiveIDF Spokesperson

Israel's war against Hamas, dubbed Swords of Iron, entered its 20th week on Saturday. The war began on October 7th, the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, when Hamas launched an assault by land sea, and air, massacring over 1,200 and taking 240 Israelis and foreigners hostage. As the war continues, IDF forces continue to advance through southern and central Gaza as terrorists continue launching rockets at the Jewish state from Lebanon and Gaza.

Over the past week, the IDF began operating in the Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, where, according to intelligence, Hamas terrorists hid and held hostages. So far the IDF has apprehended over 100 terrorists in the hospital compound.

Live updates:

Saturday, 11:50 p.m.: The sirens and interceptions near the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) were the result of a mistaken identification.

Saturday, 11:43 p.m.: Reports of several interceptions in the western Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

Saturday, 11:33 p.m.: Sirens sound in Kibbutz Ravid, near the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

Saturday, 11:31 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Saturday, 10:10 p.m.: The Hezbollah terror group has announced that it attacked, by means of Katushya missiles, the command center of the IDF's Brigade 769, which is responsible for the routine security in the eastern area of the Israel-Lebanon border.

Saturday, 9:32 p.m.: Antitank missiles was fired, without warning, from Lebanon towards Beit Hillel in the Upper Galilee. Immediately afterwards, a number of rockets were fired towards the city of Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, and towards the surrounding areas.

Saturday, 9:25 p.m.: More than 20 rockets were fired from southern Lebanon towards Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, Al Jazeera reported.

Saturday, 9:00 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Saturday, 7:32 p.m.: On Saturday morning, sirens sounded in Adamit in northern Israel, warning of incoming missiles. At just prior to 10:30, sirens sounded in multiple communities in northern Israel, warning of hostile aircraft infiltrations. Early on Saturday afternoon, two sirens in a row warned of incoming missiles headed towards Shlomi, Matzuva, Ya'ara, Hanita, and Adamit. Twenty minutes later, additional sirens warned of hostile aircraft infiltrations in a list of locations in northern Israel.

At 3:29 p.m., sirens sounded in Nahal Oz, near the Gaza border, warning of incoming missiles. At 4:43 p.m., sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel, warning of incoming missiles.

Friday, 4:42 p.m.: A short while ago, fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in the area of Labbouneh, in addition to a military structure in Kfarkela, in which Hezbollah terrorists were operating. Furthermore, IDF tank fire struck in order to remove an imminent threat in the area of Ayta ash Shab.

On Thursday, fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military structure in the area of Blida, as well as additional areas in Lebanon.

Friday, 9:31 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Friday, 9:28 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Thursday, 10:07 p.m.: Sirens sound in the Golan Heights.

Thursday, 9:50 p.m.: The Defense Ministry has published footage of the successful interception of a long-range ballistic target by the "Arrow" Aerial Defense System.

Thursday, 9:20 p.m.: In the early hours of the morning (Thursday), the "Arrow" Aerial Defense System detected a long-range ballistic target that was launched from the southeast towards the airspace of the State of Israel.

The systems followed the trajectory of the missile, and the soldiers of the "Arrow" Unit of the Aerial Defense Array intercepted it outside the borders of the State of Israel.

Thursday, 9:12 p.m.: Sirens sound in the Golan Heights.

Thursday, 8:50: According to the IDF, over the past few hours, numerous launches were identified crossing into the areas of Zar'it and Metula in northern Israel. IDF soldiers struck the source of the fire.

IDF soldiers identified terrorists entering a Hezbollah military compound in the area of Blida. Following the identification, IDF fighter jets were scrambled and struck the compound where the terrorists were identified.

In addition, during the day, IDF artillery fired to remove a threat in several areas in southern Lebanon.

Thursday, 8:12 p.m.: Sky News in Arabic is reporting that Jafar Salah was eliminated in an IDF strike near Nabatieh, Lebanon. Salah was one of Hezbollah's eminent missile experts.

Thursday, 6:17 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Kibbutz Mefalsim, southern Israel.

Thursday, 5:13 p.m.: According to local media Israel carried out a drone strike near Nabatieh, Lebanon. Several deaths and injuries are being reported.

Thursday, 8:34 a.m.: An antitank missile has been fired towards Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel.

Thursday, 8:30 a.m.: An antitank missile launched from Lebanon towards Kfar Yuval in the Upper Galilee hit a private home, causing significant damage. No one was injured.

Thursday, 6:04 a.m.: A surface-to-surface missile was successfully intercepted over Eilat.

Thursday, 5:51 a.m.: Sirens were sounded in Eilat, the Shkhoret Industrial Zone and Eilot.

Thursday, 2:40 a.m.: Palestinian Arab sources reported widespread attacks by the Israel Air Force in the south of the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, 9:05 p.m. Over the past few hours, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon.

Among the targets struck were several terrorist infrastructures, an observation post in the area of Khiam, and a military post in the area of Zibqin from which launches toward the area of Shlomi in northern Israel were carried out earlier today.

Furthermore, earlier today, an IDF helicopter struck an observation post in which terrorists were operating in the area of Ramyeh. Additionally, IDF artillery struck in the area of Aitaroun to remove an immediate threat.

Wednesday, 4:50 p.m.: Hostile aircraft infiltration in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 3:19 p.m.: Following reports of an explosion near the Lower Galilee at approximately 2:00 p.m., sources in Israel Police have said that the source of the noise seems to be sonic booms made by aircraft.

Wednesday, 2:43 a.m.: An antitank missile fired towards Metula just prior to 2:00p.m. hit an agricultural building. No one was injured.

Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.: A loud explosion was heard in Tiberias and the Jordan Valley. Investigations are underway to determine if it was a missile interception.

Wednesday, 1:58 p.m.: Sirens sound in Metula, in northern Israel.

Wednesday, 1:50 p.m.:In southern Lebanon, IAF fighter jets scramble to military compound, strike while terrorists are inside; IDF hits three terror command centers.

Wednesday, 11:49 a.m.: Israel attacking in Khiam in southern Lebanon, reports say.

Wednesday, 11:26 a.m.: Reports say that Israeli strikes in Damascus targeted an Iranian figure and command centers of Iranian militias. Two were reportedly killed in the strikes.

Wednesday, 10:29 a.m.: The Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel published a report portraying how Hamas terrorists acted to increase the victims’ suffering.

Wednesday, 8:20 a.m.: An Egyptian source has said that the hostages held by Gaza are safe, and that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar did not escape to Egypt with hostages.

Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.: An antitank missile launched by Hezbollah terrorists exploded near Margaliot in the Upper Galilee. No one was injured.

Tuesday, 12:20 p.m.: Throughout the morning, IDF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon.

The soldiers struck two launch posts in the areas of Yaroun and Marwahin, and additional terrorist infrastructure in the areas of Dhayra and Yaroun.

Two military structures were struck in the areas of Houla and Blida.

Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.: Sirens sounded in Arab al-Aramshe, northern Israel.

Monday, 6:35 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 3:05 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Zar'it, northern Israel.

Monday, 2:15 p.m.: On Monday morning, fragments of an aircraft were identified in an open area in Arbel in the Lower Galilee in northern Israel. The aircraft is most likely not an IDF aircraft.

The incident is under review, and IDF and Israel Police forces are at the scene.

Monday, 10:38 a.m.: Siren in northern Israel was a false alarm.

Monday, 10:25 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 9:45 a.m.: The sirens which sounded in the communities surrounding the Gaza Strip earlier on Monday morning have been determined to be a false identification, the IDF reported.

Monday, 7:23 a.m.: Sirens sound in the Gaza border region.

Sunday, 5:20 p.m.: An antitank missile struck a tourism building in Kibbutz Yaron in the upper Galilee, no injuries were reported.

Sunday, 3:40 p.m.: An antitank missile was fired at the entrance gate of Moshav Shtula in northern Israel. Two individuals were treated for shock. The IDF is responding with artillery fire.

Saturday, 7:52 p.m.: The IDF struck a series of operational command and control centers in the central Gaza Strip in which Hamas terrorists were operating, the IDF reported.

The statement added that, "A short while ago, IDF fighter jets completed a series of strikes against the Hamas terrorist organization in the areas of Nuseirat and Deir al Balah."

"Based on intelligence, a series of operational command and control centers in which Hamas terrorists were operating were struck."

Saturday 7:40 p.m.: Earlier today, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure and a launch post in the area of Jabal Blat in southern Lebanon, the IDF confirmed.

In addition, IDF artillery fired toward the area of Wadi Hamul in order to remove a threat.

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.: IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in the area of Jabal Blat, and killed a terrorist who was at the scene, the IDF said Saturday.

In addition, a military compound was struck in the area of Bint Jbeil. Over the past day, IDF artillery struck in a number of areas in southern Lebanon.

On Friday night, in response to launches from Syria toward the southern Golan Heights which didn’t cross into Israeli territory, IDF artillery struck the area of the fire, and fighter jets struck a weapons storage facility of the Syrian army in the area of Mhajjah.

On Saturday morning, just after 10:00 a.m., sirens sounded in the city of Ashkelon and Mavki'im, in southern Israel.

Less than 30 minutes later, the IDF eliminated the terrorist responsible for the rocket fire.