While posting the satellite images on X, showing the widespread destruction caused by the surprise attack, the IDF said, “The lengths Hamas is willing to go in order to commit war crimes are visible even from outer space.”
Meanwhile, Israel has activated a plan to evacuate residents of 28 villages within 2 km (1 mile) of the Lebanese border, the military said on Monday following hostilities with Hezbollah in parallel to the spiralling war in Gaza.
An Egyptian-controlled border crossing into Gaza is expected to reopen amid diplomatic efforts to get aid into the enclave that has been under intense Israeli bombing since the rampage by the militant group Hamas killed 1,300 people.
Shocked by the assault on towns and villages, Israel is carrying out the most intense bombardment Gaza has seen, has imposed a strict blockade, and is preparing a ground invasion.
The death toll from Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip surged to at least 2,670 since Hamas’s bloody attack. Another 9,600 people have also been injured as Israel continued its blistering air campaign on targets in the Palestinian coastal enclave, the Hamas-controlled ministry added.
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