Israel-Palestine war: casualty figures on both sides
The Israeli Air Force has officially acknowledged it launched airstrikes on two mosques that it says were being used as Hamas command posts
According to the channel, Israel lost 300 people killed and at least 1,600 wounded.
The number of victims from the Palestinian-populated Gaza Strip, according to Al Arabiya, is 232 killed and 1,627 wounded. The channel explains such accurate information from the Palestinian Authority by having its own sources there.
Currently, the statistics of those killed and wounded tend to increase, as Palestine and Israel continue to exchange missile attacks and street battles in Israeli settlements adjacent to the Gaza Strip.
IDF strike mosques housing Hamas command posts
The Israeli Air Force has claimed responsibility for air strikes on two mosques that were allegedly used as Hamas command posts.
The exact location of the mosques has not been disclosed.
As the Israeli Air Force press service reported on the night of October 8, "IAF fighter jets attacked earlier today two operational infrastructures that were located in mosques and were used by the terrorist organization Hamas to direct terror against the State of Israel."
Background. On the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2023, the Palestinian armed groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched a massive air and land attack on the state of Israel in several places. The head of the Hamas military wing, Mohammed Deif, said that his militants had launched the Al-Aqsa Flood operation. According to him, these actions are intended to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The Palestinians launched 2,000 to 3,000 missiles at Israel and simultaneously seized 7 communities in the south.
There are casualties among Israeli military and civilians. People are being urged to lock themselves in their homes and stay in shelters.
The captured Israeli soldiers were taken to the Gaza Strip.
In response, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced the mobilization of reservists and the launch of the Iron Swords counterterrorism operation. For the first time in 50 years, the government introduced martial law in the country.