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Israel bolstered by first US arms delivery as operation against Hamas continues

US aid is being unloaded in Israel (

A first aircraft carrying additional U.S. weapons for Israel arrived at Nevatim Air Base in the south of the country late on Oct. 10, the Israeli Defense Forces have announced on X (Twitter). Informs NV.

Cooperation between the militaries of Israel and the United States is a key part of ensuring regional security and stability in times of war, the IDF said. The Israeli military also published a video of the cargo's arrival.

U.S. President Joe Biden has said he will appeal to Congress for urgent financial assistance to Israel, which has declared war in response to the invasion of Hamas militants.

Biden emphasized that the United States supports Israel in its fight against "pure, unadulterated evil" as people in Israel have suffered at the "bloody hands" of the Islamist Hamas organization, which kills children and rapes women. He also mentioned the brutal murders by Hamas militants of guests at a music festival in southern Israel.

War in Israel – What is known

Large-scale hostilities in Israel began on Oct. 7. From the early morning, Hamas repeatedly targeted the country with thousands of rockets and missiles. Armed Palestinian militants then invaded southern Israel, killing people and taking hostages.

As a result, over 1,000 people have lost their lives in Israel. Over 100 are thought to have been taken hostage by Palestinian militants, and video evidence shows some of the hostages have since been murdered.

It was revealed on Oct. 8 that Palestinian militants on Oct. 7 may have killed approximately 260 people at an electronic music festival near the Kibbutz Re’im, 30 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. Efforts are currently underway to identify the bodies of the murdered festival goers.

In response to the Hamas attack, the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Swords of Iron, striking the Gaza Strip. During the night of Oct. 8, Israel announced the restoration of control over the majority of the populated areas that had been penetrated by Palestinian militants.

Israel’s Cabinet declared a state of war for the first time since 1973, and the country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has warned that the war would be long and challenging.

On Oct. 9, the Israeli military managed to regain control of all the towns on the border with the Gaza Strip, but Hamas militants may still be there. The Israeli army launched an offensive.

Later, on Oct. 9, the Israeli Defense Forces announced that they were completing the clearing of the south of the country of Hamas units.

So far, three Ukrainians have been reported dead. Reports that three more Ukrainian citizens have been killed in the Gaza Strip are being verified.

On Oct. 9, the Israeli defense minister ordered a siege of the Gaza Strip. In his address to the nation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hamas militants would be destroyed after their "atrocities," kidnappings, and murders of children and women. Hamas and other enemies of Israel "will pay a price they will remember for decades to come," Netanyahu stressed.

On Oct. 10, the Israeli Defense Forces announced that they had fully regained control of the border with the Gaza Strip and advised its residents to leave for Egypt.

As of Oct. 10, more than 1,000 people have been killed and more than 3,000 injured in the Hamas attack in Israel.



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