The Israeli army announced attacks on more than 200 targets in the Gaza Strip after the ceasefire with Hamas expired and fighting continued.
On December 1, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that its divisions launched many new attacks in the Gaza Strip. Israeli infantry destroyed many mined structures, tunnels, rocket sites and other Hamas facilities.
According to the IDF, the Israeli Air Force coordinated with infantry divisions to attack more than 200 targets in the Gaza Strip. Israeli navy missile boats, tanks and artillery also participated in raids after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas ended.
Health authorities in the Gaza Strip announced that 109 people in the area were killed and hundreds were injured after fighting flared up again. A total of about 15,000 people in the Gaza Strip have been killed and at least 36,000 injured since the conflict broke out in October.
On the same day, the IDF recorded several rocket attacks from southern Lebanon targeting their outposts, and the Israeli army responded with artillery fire at the firing position. The Hezbollah group claimed responsibility for the raids on Israeli outposts.
Fighting between Israel and Hamas has entered its 8th week after the armed group’s attack on October 7. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that when fighting resumes, Israel will have to achieve the goals of “rescuing hostages, eliminating Hamas,” and ensuring that attacks from the Gaza Strip do not threaten civilians in this country.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on November 30 called on Israel to “minimize casualties among innocent Palestinian civilians, including clearly and accurately designating areas beyond the range of fire to ensure safety.”
Some sources said that although the Israeli army announced the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip, negotiations on the possibility of continuing to extend the ceasefire are still being promoted by the two mediators, Qatar and Egypt.
During the ceasefire between the two sides over the past week, a total of 105 hostages were released by Hamas from the Gaza Strip in exchange for 240 Palestinian prisoners also released from Israeli prisons.