The fighting between Israel and Hamas continues. An explosion occurred near a hospital in the Gaza Strip. Israel News in the ticker.
- Battles in Gaza Strip: Army sends tanks against Hamas
- Ground offensive continued: Israel sends troops to southern Gaza Strip
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Update from December 4th, 7:20 p.m: Israeli attacks in the city of Gaza are said to have left many dead in two UN schools. The facilities are also said to have accommodated many people who had fled the fighting. The dpa news agency reported this on Monday evening. According to the Palestinian side, there are at least 50 deaths and numerous injuries in the Al-Daraj district. There were air force and artillery attacks. A spokeswoman for the UN Palestinian relief agency UNRWA said she could not yet confirm the reports. When asked, the Israeli army said it was checking the reports.
War in Israel: Scholz emphasizes the right to self-defense
Update from December 4th, 7:10 p.m.: After the end of the humanitarian ceasefire, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) defended the attacks by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip and Israel’s right to self-defense. “Our position is that this means that Israel must also have the right to defeat Hamas and prevent it from continuing to carry out such terrorist acts,” he said on Monday. At the same time, the Foreign Office emphasized that there must also be safe havens for civilians in the contested region.
Because of anti-Semitism: Israel issues a travel warning for Germany
Update from December 4, 2023, 5:20 p.m.: Israel has adjusted its travel advice and increased the danger level for Israeli citizens when traveling to Germany. The information for numerous other countries has also been adjusted and increased, Israel’s National Security Staff announced today.
The second of a total of five stages now applies to Germany, which calls on Israelis to exercise increased caution. In many countries there has been a significant increase in hate speech, attempted attacks and anti-Semitism, it said.
Update from December 4, 2023, 4:40 p.m.: The Israeli army appears to have destroyed a courthouse in the center of the Gaza Strip. Loud Haaretz The 5-story building was completed in 2018 with Qatari funds. Since the start of the war, Israel has already destroyed 103 government buildings in Gaza, according to the terrorist organization Hamas. The information cannot be independently verified.
Israel News: Salah Al Din escape route becomes a theater of war
Update from December 4, 2023, 3:20 p.m.: The Israeli army said Salah Al Din Street had turned into a “battlefield.” Loud NBC The road, which was intended as an escape corridor for Palestinians, was not passable due to the military advance of the Israeli army. Army spokesman Avichay Adraee warned against using the road.
Update from December 4, 2023, 1:50 p.m.: After rocket attacks on a kibbutz on the Israeli-Palestinian border, Israel is likely to target Hezbollah positions. Loud Haaretz The Israeli army begins rocket attacks on Lebanon.
Explosion near a hospital in the Gaza Strip
Update from December 4, 2023, 1:15 p.m.: Loud CNN Ten people were killed in an explosion near Kamal Adwan Hospital. Head of Pediatrics, Dr. Hussam Abu Safiya, shared CNN that the explosion had taken place at the northern entrance to the hospital. A cause for the explosion is unknown. The hospital is controlled by the terrorist organization Hamas and the information cannot be independently verified.
Update from December 4, 2023, 11:45 a.m.: There were loud noises from Lebanon Haaretz Anti-tank missiles fired at a kibbutz in Israel. The northern settlement is located near the Israeli-Lebanese border. Several bullets hit open areas. No damage is reported.
Israel advances with tanks against Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip – Israel News
Update from December 4, 2023, 10:45 a.m.: As the BBC Israeli ground troops are reportedly advancing into the southern Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses also report on tanks being used in the war in Israel. The ground offensive comes after three days of heavy bombing.
Update from December 4, 2023, 10:30 a.m.: According to the Haaretz Last Sunday (December 3rd), three Israeli soldiers were killed in the war in Israel. A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has now released the names of those killed. Meanwhile, the fighting between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas continues. Haaretz reported injuries and deaths on both sides.
War in Israel spreads to southern Gaza Strip – Israel News
First report from December 4th, 2023: Gaza/Tel Aviv – The army is expanding its ground offensive in the war in Israel to the entire Gaza Strip. “The army operates wherever Hamas has strongholds,” said army spokesman Daniel Hagari late on Sunday evening. Israel’s military increased its fire on targets in the south of the Palestinian territory. The Islamist Hamas continued to fire hundreds of rockets into Israel. The Israeli army said that a large number of rockets from the Gaza Strip had been intercepted. Two of their soldiers were killed in the shelling.
At night, according to the Palestinian News Agency Wafa and the Hamas-led government in an attack in the war in Israel hit an entrance to the Kamal Adwan hospital in the north of Gaza city, killing several people. The Israeli army did not initially respond to a request from the news agency AFP whether the hospital had been targeted. The report cannot be independently verified.
Hospital hit again during the war in Israel
Israel accuses Hamas of deliberately installing its positions under hospitals and using civilians as shields in the war with Israel. The Israeli military recently found a branched tunnel system under the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza that is said to have served as a command center for the terrorist militia.
While Israeli attacks had been focused on the north of the Gaza Strip for weeks, the south also came under heavy fire over the weekend, including the area around the city of Khan Yunis. The army called on civilians to seek safe areas during the war in Israel and “if necessary.”
Hamas is still holding 137 hostages in Gaza in the war with Israel
The war between Israel and Hamas has now been going on for more than eight weeks. On October 7, hundreds of Hamas terrorists entered Israel and carried out massacres of civilians. According to Israeli information, around 1,200 people were killed in Israel and around 240 people were taken hostage. Israel then began a military offensive in Gaza.
A seven-day ceasefire brokered by Qatar, Egypt and the United States led to the release of 80 Israeli hostages in exchange for 240 Palestinian prisoners. In addition, the lull in fighting was used to bring aid supplies to the Gaza Strip. According to Israeli information, 137 hostages are still being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
According to Hamas’ latest information, which cannot be independently verified, more than 15,500 people have been killed in the Palestinian territory since then, including more than 6,000 children and young people. During a visit to Gaza, the head of the UN children’s fund Unicef, James Elder, accused Israel of causing a “bloodbath” there.
Tensions in the war in Israel also in the Red Sea and on the border with Lebanon
Several incidents in the region fueled fears of an escalation of the conflict. In the Red Sea, the Iran-allied Houthi militia attacked several cargo ships and a US warship. According to security sources, five pro-Iranian fighters were killed in Iraq.
Fighting also broke out on Israel’s border with Lebanon. The Israeli army said it fired artillery in response to shelling from across the border. Warplanes attacked several targets of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia (kb with dpa and afp)