Published Oct 26, 2023 at 3:24 PM IST

Netanyahu says Israel is preparing ground invasion

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement regarding the potential planning of a ground invasion of Gaza. He expressed sorrow for the October 7th massacre by Hamas militants and pledged to investigate the incident once the conflict with Hamas is resolved.

The ongoing conflict, now in its 19th day, is marked as the deadliest of the five Gaza wars for both sides. The Hamas-run Health Ministry reported a significant number of Palestinian casualties, with over 6,546 killed and 17,439 wounded. Additionally, there have been casualties in the occupied West Bank. Israeli officials stated that over 1,400 people in Israel have been killed, mainly civilians, largely due to an initial attack by Hamas. The Israeli military also raised concerns about hostages in Gaza, numbering 222 individuals, including foreigners believed to have been captured by Hamas during the incursion.


Published October 26th, 2023 at 15:24 IST

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