Active Stocks
Tue Apr 16 2024 14:04:39
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 159.95 -0.59%
  1. Infosys share price
  2. 1,421.80 -3.17%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 358.05 -0.91%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 749.50 -0.97%
  1. ICICI Bank share price
  2. 1,065.85 -1.20%
Business News/ News / Israel wages 'war' against Hamas after ‘surprise’ attack: What is Operation Iron Swords?
BackBack

Israel wages 'war' against Hamas after ‘surprise’ attack: What is Operation Iron Swords?

Israel-Palestine War News: Israel has launched Operation ‘Iron Swords’ in retaliation for Hamas attack on the Israeli territory

Israel-Palestine War News: Members of Israel's security forces react to shelling in Ashkelon as barrages of rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel (AFP)Premium
Israel-Palestine War News: Members of Israel's security forces react to shelling in Ashkelon as barrages of rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel (AFP)

Israel-Palestine War News: The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have launched Operation 'Iron Swords' in retaliation for an unprecedented and “surprise" attack by Hamas, a Palestinian Islamist militant organisation, on Israel. The ruling Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Saturday launched a multi-front attack on Israel, firing nearly 5,000 rockets.

During the attack, hundreds of Hamas militants infiltrated the Israeli territory, sneaking across the separation fence and invading through paragliders, and opened fire at the civilians, killing 22 and wounding many. The death toll from the Palestinian militant group’s attack is likely to rise. Israel-Palestine War News LIVE Updates

ISRAEL DECLARES ‘WAR’, LAUNCHES OPERATION ‘IRON SWORDS’

In his first address since the Hamas attack, PM Benjamin Netanyahu vowed retaliation and declared a “state of war". Netanyahu has also noted that Hamas has made a “grave" mistake by attacking Israel. “Citizens of Israel, we are at war. The enemy will pay an unprecedented price. We will win this war," PM Netanyahu said.

In a massive retaliation, the defence forces of Israel have started to strike the Hamas targets in Gaza Strip. The counteroffensive has been named Operation ‘Iron Swords’. “In response to the barrages of rockets launched by Hamas from Gaza at Israel, the IDF is currently striking Hamas targets in Gaza," the Israel Defense Forces said.

HAMAS ATTACK ‘IN DEFENSE OF AL-AQSA’

Hamas has claimed to have “captured" civilians and soldiers during their infiltration into Israel. Hamas also released some pictures showing its militants invading Israel and an IDF post at the Gaza border. In a statement, Hamas commander has said that it launched attacks on the Israeli territory ‘in defense of Al-Aqsa’ which was stormed by Israeli settlers a few days ago.

Social media was replete with videos of Hamas fighters parading what appeared to be stolen Israeli military vehicles through the streets and at least one dead Israeli soldier within Gaza being dragged and trampled by an angry crowd of Palestinians shouting “God is Great."

A video showed Hamas militants arriving in an SUV and opening fire at another civilian vehicle. Another video showed top commanders of Hamas praying as a TV next to them played videos of the militant attack on Israel.

Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 07 Oct 2023, 04:32 PM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You
Switch to the Mint app for fast and personalized news - Get App