Explosions have shaken the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, following a warning from Hamas militants for residents to evacuate. Air raid sirens blared across Israel, with the military reporting over 4,500 rockets fired since Saturday (07).
Israel has confirmed its continued airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, targeting more than 200 sites overnight. A BBC correspondent in Gaza described it as the most devastating bombing in two decades, leaving entire neighborhoods in ruins.
Hamas has declared that it will not engage in negotiations concerning the Israeli hostages it holds until the “end of the battle.”
In an earlier development, Israel announced that the border with Gaza was secure, marking three days since the Hamas attack that claimed the lives of 1,000 people on the Israeli side.
Meanwhile, the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza reported that over 750 people have been killed by the strikes on the Palestinian side.
The conflict shows no signs of abating, raising deep concerns for the safety and well-being of both Israeli and Palestinian populations.