IDF forces in Gaza
IDF forces in GazaIDF Spokesperson

Israel's war against Hamas, dubbed Swords of Iron, entered its 22nd 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.

The IDF announced on Saturday that Sergeant Dolev Malka, Sergeant Inon Itzhak, and Sergeant Afik Tery fell in battle in southern Gaza on Friday.

Live updates:

Saturday, 8:20 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel, warning of a hostile aircraft infiltration.

Saturday, 7:02 p.m.: The IDF has reported that, "Throughout the day, numerous launches were identified crossing from Lebanon into northern Israel. In retaliation, IDF soldiers targeted the sources of the launches."

"A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror targets in Lebanon, including a Hezbollah military compound in the area of Ayta ash Shab in which its terrorists operated, Hezbollah command centers in the areas of Majdal Zoun and Kafra, and terror infrastructure in the area of Mhaibib in southern Lebanon."

Saturday, 7:00 p.m.: On Saturday morning, the IDF said, "Earlier today, a launch was identified crossing from Lebanon into the area of Yiftach in northern Israel and fell in an open area. IDF soldiers struck the source of the launch.

Overnight, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah terror infrastructure in the area of Labbouneh. Yesterday (Friday), a Hezbollah military compound was struck in the area of Ayta ash Shab in southern Lebanon."

On Saturday afternoon, at 2:46 p.m. and 4:03 p.m., sirens sounded in northern Israel.

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, 6:12 p.m.: Sirens sounded in the Upper Galilee region in northern Israel.

Friday, 5:15 p.m.: With the start of Shabbat in Israel, Arutz Sheva-Israel National News' North American desk will continue to update the site.

Friday, 12:54 p.m.: A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck Hezbollah military command centers in the areas of Mansouri and Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon.

On Thursday, Hezbollah military compounds were struck in the areas of Tallouseh and Majdal Zoun.

Following the strike on the compound in the area of Majdal Zoun, secondary explosions were identified, indicating that a large number of weapons were stored inside the compound.

Thursday, 10:00 p.m.: Sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, 9:01 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, a community near the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, 2:53 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Thursday, 12:19 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Thursday, 11:07 a.m.: Nine of the rockets fired towards Rosh Hanikra were intercepted, and one fell in an open area. The IDF is retaliating with artillery fire.

Thursday, 10:56 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Thursday, 10:29 a.m.: Lebanon's Al-Akhbar newspaper, affiliated with the Hezbollah terror group, has reported that Israel has set a deadline of March 15 to achieve a diplomatic agreement with Lebanon.

If such an agreement is not achieved by March 15, Israel is preparing for to expand the IDF's operations in Lebanon to a widescale war.

Tuesday, 11:08 p.m.: A short time ago, IDF fighter jets attacked a launch site in the area of Et Tayibe in Lebanon, from which launches were made to the Kiryat Shmona area on Tuesday evening. In addition, an aircraft attacked an anti-aircraft launch site in the Aarab El Louaizeh area from which launches were made to the Kiryat Shmona area.

Earlier on Tuesday, warplanes attacked a military structure of the Hezbollah terrorist organization and a terrorist infrastructure of the organization in the Ayta ash Shab area.

Tuesday, 8:08 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 2:24 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 2:21 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 12:15 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Tuesday, 6:39 a.m.: An Israel Air Force fighter jet a short time ago successfully intercepted a UAV that crossed from Syria into Israeli territory.

Monday, 10:42 p.m.: The IDF announced that following the sirens that sounded in northern Israel a short while ago, approximately 10 launches that crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory were identified. A number of the launches were intercepted, and no injuries were reported.

In response to the launches toward the area of Margaliot in northern Israel this morning, a short while ago, fighter jets struck a series of Hezbollah terror targets in the areas of Bint Jbeil, Sultaniyeh, and Seddiqine. Among the targets struck were Hezbollah military structures, and a military command and control center used by the terrorist organization.

Monday, 7:52 p.m.: The IDF announced that following the sirens that sounded in northern Israel regarding an aircraft infiltration, the IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted a suspicious aerial target that crossed from Lebanon into Israeli territory. The sirens that sounded in the area afterward, alerting for missiles, were activated following the launch of the interceptor.

Over the past hours, numerous launches were identified crossing from Lebanon toward the area of Har Dov in northern Israel. The IDF struck the sources of the launches.

Additionally, IDF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah military compounds in southern Lebanon.

Monday, 6:49 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 4:52 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Monday, 4:52 p.m.: Sirens sounded in communities near the Gaza Strip.

Monday, 1:48 p.m.: The IDF confirmed, "A launch was identified crossing from Lebanon into the area of Margaliot in northern Israel."

"As a result of the launch, a number of civilians were injured and evacuated by IAF and MDA helicopters to receive medical treatment at a hospital. The IDF struck the source of the launch.

"Additionally, a short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military site in the area of Shikhin, in which Hezbollah terrorists were identified.

"Earlier today, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military compound in the area of Ayta ash Shab, in southern Lebanon."

Monday, 11:25 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 11:23 p.m.: Throughout the day, a number of launches were identified from Lebanon toward northern Israel in the areas of Metula, Ghajar, and Malkia, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.

A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military compound and terrorist infrastructure in the area of Ayta ash Shab. An additional Hezbollah military infrastructure was struck in the area of Kfarkela.

Sunday, 7:07 p.m.: Sirens sounded in Manara, northern Israel.

Sunday, 5:34 p.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.

Sunday, 9:12 a.m.: The IDF announced that overnight, the 98th Division carried out an extensive series of strikes on terror targets in western Khan Yunis in order to intensify operational achievements in the area. During the strikes, the troops destroyed terrorist infrastructure and eliminated Hamas terrorists who were operating from civilian facilities in urban areas. The divisional operation started with a series of aerial strikes on approximately 50 terror targets within six minutes, carried out by the IAF with the assistance of IDF artillery. Among the targets struck were underground terrorist infrastructure, military structures, anti-tank missile launch posts, rigged structures, and terrorists' operational meeting points that posed a threat to the troops in the area. The strikes were carried out in order to assist IDF troops operating on the ground to continue activity against terrorist infrastructure and operatives in the area.

Additionally, over the past day, IDF troops eliminated over 30 terrorists and located weapons in central Gaza. During one of the operational activities in the area, IDF troops identified a terrorist cell loading suspected weapons, who approached the troops in the area. In response, an aircraft struck and eliminated the terrorist cell.

Sunday, 7:57 a.m.: Sirens sounded in northern Israel.