Israeli Troops Fight Battles Against Hamas Inside Gaza

Stand for Israel  |  October 31, 2023

Gaza, IDF
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Rockets fired at central and southern Israel continue, as IDF troops make their way into Gaza, reports the Times of Israel:

The Israel Defense Forces said Tuesday that troops were engaged in “fierce battles against Hamas terrorists deep in Gaza,” as soldiers and tanks pushed further into the Strip amid the war against the terror group.

The military said ground and air forces hit several Hamas positions and anti-tank guided missile squads…

IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said the military has so far notified the families of 240 hostages that their loved ones are being held in the Gaza Strip, upping the confirmed number of people who were abducted on October 7 to at least 245. He said the number was not final as the military investigates new information.