Israel ramps up ground operation, Hamas says it repelled them

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Middle Eastern war continues to accelerate to a new phase.

Israel has accelerated its offensive against Hamas Saturday.

Israel announced an expanded ground operation on Saturday after knocking out communications and creating a near-blackout of information in the Gaza Strip with increased bombardment and artillery fire overnight.

Explosions from continuous airstrikes lit up the sky over Gaza City for hours after nightfall Friday as the Israeli military said it was expanding ground operations in the territory, signaling a move closer to an all-out invasion of Gaza meant to crush the ruling Hamas militant group after its bloody rampage in southern Israel on Oct. 7.

The Palestinian telecom provider, Paltel, said the bombardment caused “complete disruption” of internet, cellular and landline services as the besieged enclave’s 2.3 million people were largely cut off from contact with the outside world. Some satellite phones continued to function.

The Palestinian death toll passed 7,300. The Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza, which tracks the toll, released a detailed list including names and ID numbers on Thursday. In the occupied West Bank, more than 110 Palestinians have been killed in violence and Israeli raids since the war’s start three weeks ago.

More than 1,400 people were slain in Israel during the Hamas incursion, including at least 310 soldiers, according to the Israeli government. At least 229 hostages were taken into Gaza, and four hostages were released earlier.

Hamas has proclaimed Israel’s overnight ground incursion to be a failure.

Hamas said in a statement Saturday that its military arm, Qassam Brigades, used anti-tank Kornet rockets and mortar shelling to repel the attack and claimed its fighters inflicted casualties among Israeli troops. The militant group did not provide evidence.

Qassam Brigades said late Friday its fighters were clashing with Israeli troops in the town of Beit Hanoun in northwestern Gaza and in Al-Bureij in central Gaza.

Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, said it fired a barrage of rockets Saturday morning on the Kissufim kibbutz, northwest of the Negev desert.

Israel’s military announced it shot down a missile fired at an Israeli drone from Lebanon Saturday. It was not immediately clear if the missile was fired by Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group.

Associated Press


  • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

    October 28, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Good mornting America,
    This goes out to all the un-American Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s on the planet.
    Prepare to clutch your fake pearls and practice your fake outrage at what you were told was going to happen …. happening.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

  • My Take

    October 28, 2023 at 10:27 am

    What is actually going on in the West Bank?

    • Earl Pitts "America's BIG VOICE on The Right" American

      October 28, 2023 at 11:07 am

      Thanks My Take,
      We will never know what is actually going on in The West Bank by believeing propaganda put out by the A.P.
      What we can do with the A.P. articles is carefully read what the left in The USA “wants” it’s sheeple voters to “think” is going on in The West Bank.
      And there can be some real value to that.
      Thank you My Take,
      I hope I have been of some assistance in how to approach the search of truth in the reading of “Leftist Government” propaganda typically found in 100% of all A.P. articles.

    • My Take

      October 28, 2023 at 11:45 am

      We can line up the self-serving lies.
      Èspecially the ones most easily sent to and targeting the US: IDF, Likud, AIPAC.
      But what is REÀLLY going on?

  • D My Take

    October 30, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    The rumors getting through are basically of radical settler pogroms against the Arabs.

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