Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Bar warned that Hamas had a Small-Scale Attack on Israel’s Northern Border: Observational Constraints on the Strategic Prevalence of the Gaza Strip
Mr. Bar was worried that Hamas would do a small-scale assault. He discussed his concerns with the Israeli generals and ordered the Tequila team to deploy to Israel’s southern border.
Their judgment that night might have been different had they been listening to traffic on the hand-held radios of Hamas militants. A year earlier, Israel’s signals intelligence agency stopped listening in on those networks because they thought it was a waste of time.
Until nearly the start of the attack, nobody believed the situation was serious enough to wake up Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to three Israeli defense officials.
Within hours, the Tequila troops were embroiled in a battle with thousands of Hamas gunmen who penetrated Israel’s vaunted border fence, sped in trucks and on motorbikes into southern Israel and attacked villages and military bases.
The most powerful military force in the Middle East underestimated the magnitude of the attack, failed to collect intelligence and assumed Hamas was a threat.
Despite Israel’s sophisticated technological prowess in espionage, Hamas gunmen had undergone extensive training for the assault, virtually undetected for at least a year. The fighters, who were divided into different units with specific goals, had meticulous information on Israel’s military bases and the layout of kibbutzim.
More than 8000 Palestinians have died in Gaza according to the Ministry of Health, and about a thousand have died there since Friday.
There are some trucks that have been allowed into Gaza by the border with Egypt. About half of the trucks have been carrying food and medical supplies. None have carried fuel, which Israel has blocked over concerns it could be stolen by Hamas.
The Israeli military said on Sunday that it had expanded a ground incursion overnight, and warned that people should be moved to the southern part of the coastal strip, even though airstrikes have continued to kill people there.
Thousands of Palestinians have been forced to flee in the Gaza Strip by an Israeli Army dominated by phone lines and internet service in the last 24 hours of the Gaza War
“I felt that I had become blind and deaf, unable to see or hear,” Fathi Sabbah, a journalist based in Gaza, wrote on his Facebook profile on Sunday, after phone and internet service partly returned.
As Palestinians braced themselves for an imminent Israeli ground invasion, the weak phone and internet service that had allowed some semblance of life to continue inside the blockaded enclave was suddenly severed. Two American officials said the United States believed Israel was responsible for the communications loss, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
They were not able to know if their loved ones were alive or dead. Emergency phone lines stopped ringing. Desperate paramedics tried to save people by driving toward the sound of explosions. Wounded people were left to die in the street.
The fighting in the north of the Gaza Strip has continued and expanded. Daniel Hagari said that they would achieve the goals of the war.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said on Sunday that it was warned by the Israeli authorities to evacuate the alQuds hospital in the Gaza Strip.
“Since this morning, there has been raids 50 meters away from the hospital,” it added in a statement on Facebook. Israel wouldn’t comment on the claims.
An Israeli official said that Israel wants to increase aid to Gaza in the coming days, and that Palestinian civilians should head to what he described as a “humanitarian” zone in the south of the territory.
Israel’s “Failures on Oct. 7”: Israeli Intelligence and Internal Security Agency Charged with “Feasibility of Civil Order Breakdown“
In a social media post that was deleted after a fierce backlash, Netanyahu publicly blamed Israel’s failures on Oct. 7 on the country’s heads of military intelligence and its internal security agency.
After three weeks of war and a tight siege on Gaza, it is worrying that civil order is about to break down, the organization said.
Thousands of Gaza residents broke into distribution centers and warehouses of the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency, grabbing basic survival items.
troops are expected to face bloody urban combat in the ground war. Hamas is likely to attack Israelis from the rooftops. Despite the stronger military of Israel, Hamas is likely to benefit from Gaza’s densely packed streets.
The loss of power made it more difficult to evacuate. Hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes in Palestine because of an order from Israel to go to the border with Egypt.
The military said Monday that a soldier died when a tank overturned in Gaza. More than 300 Israeli soldiers have been killed since Oct. 7.
Israeli Presses into Gaza as Pro-Palestinian Protests Spread Worldwide: The Case of the 1984 Mass Shootout at Ah-Ahli Arab Hospital
The man who killed 18 people in Lewiston, Maine, had made threats against his army base last month, prompting an alert to state police.
Palestinian communications came back on Sunday, after two nights of internet and phone service failures. Palestinians were relieved that families were able to reach loved ones.
At Ah-Ahli Arab Hospital, there are still patients and hospital officials have evacuated people. The hospital was the site of a deadly explosion on Oct. 17 that killed at least 100 people, according to estimates by U.S. intelligence services.
Food is hard to come by in Gaza. Many food suppliers have stopped supplying food because of a lack of electricity and fuel. Palestinians in Gaza have told NPR of searches for open vendors and waiting in line for hours for bread for their family.
He said that “Only a small number of trucks, slow processes, strict inspections, supplies that do not match the requirements of UNRWA and other aid organizations, and the ongoing ban on fuel are all a recipe for a failed system.”
Israel Presses into Gaza as Pro-Palestinian Protests Spread Worldwide: A Palestinian-American Visitor’s View on Gaza’s Water Supply
Israel said Sunday it would resume water supply to central Gaza and authorize the Palestinian Water Authority to make repairs to pipelines damaged in the conflict. According to the United Nations, southern Gaza’s water supply had improved in recent days, due to small amounts of fuel delivered by its agencies.
“We have taken extreme measures to make up for any water that is left.” For instance, showers are something of the past,” said Abood Okal, a Palestinian-American and Massachusetts resident who was visiting family in Gaza when the war began and has since been stranded.
He and his family are in a home with over 40 other people in southern Gaza. Every day a group of people from the house go to a station to fill up their jugs.
Last Thursday, that filtration station ran out of diesel to operate its generators, Okal said Thursday evening. We are almost out of water. He believes we have enough to last us through tonight, then tomorrow we’ll be out.
The pro-Palestinian demonstrations took place in New York City, London, Madrid, Casablanca, Istanbul, and other cities worldwide over the weekend.
pro-Palestinian protesters rampaged through the airport on their arrival from Tel Aviv, closing it on Sunday night.
Video posted to social media appeared to show a crowd on the tarmac surrounding the plane, which landed at the Makhachkala airport around 7:15 p.m. local time.
All of the people in the region are praying for peace in Palestine. “What happened at the airport is outrageous and should receive an appropriate assessment from law enforcement agencies,” stated the head of the Dagestan Republic in a post on Telegram.
Yahya Sinwar, the Chief Architect of the Oct. 7 Attack on Israel, Revealed by Israel Military spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari
Among Israel’s targets is Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Israeli military spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said at a Sunday night news conference. Israelis say Sinwar was the chief architect of the Oct. 7 attack on Israel that left 1,400 dead.