On October 7, 2023, Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, launched a series of rocket attacks against Israel. The attacks killed over 100 people, injured 900, and took dozens hostage. In response, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of airstrikes against targets in Gaza.
The IDF’s airstrikes targeted a variety of targets, including Hamas’s military infrastructures.
"Swords of Iron" – attached is documentation from the Israeli Air Force deployment pic.twitter.com/XhVUQrG3nZ— Israeli Air Force (@IAFsite) October 7, 2023
IAF F-16s have bombed several buildings in Gaza, killing about 200 people.
Israeli warplanes just leveled a building in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/aStzeEBxat— Clash Report (@clashreport) October 7, 2023
The Israeli Navy has attacked militants attempting to enter Israel by sea.
This morning the Israeli Navy killed a number of Hamas terrorists who attempted to infiltrate into Israel, the military says. pic.twitter.com/VafBR80OVA— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) October 7, 2023
Meanwhile, the airspace in southern Israel remains closed.