Three days after Hamas took the world by surprise with its terror attack on Israel, Tel Aviv is believed to have re-established control over the border with the Gaza Strip.
On Tuesday, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said the Israeli area surrounding Gaza had been secured and mines were being planted in areas where the fence had been destroyed.
Hamas terrorists breached the barrier in multiple places ahead of their attacks on Saturday.
Overnight, Israel continued to carry out retaliatory air strikes on Gaza despite Hamas threatening to execute one of the dozens of Israeli captives every time a bomb dropped on a Palestinian home without warning.
The war’s death toll has risen to more than 800 Israelis and almost 700 Palestinians.
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Fresh fear of Hamas attacks
Air raid sirens sounded this morning in several towns and cities in southern Israel.
Hamas started launching a series of rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning.
While some targeted southern Israel, others reached the country’s capital, Tel Aviv, damaging several buildings as a result.
Parliament lits up
London’s Houses of Parliament lit up in blue and white on Monday evening in a powerful show of support for Israel.
187,000 now displaced in Gaza
The United Nations agency focused on supporting Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said more than 187,000 people have been displaced across the Gaza Strip following the retaliatory Israeli air strikes.
Among them, 137,500 are sheltering in 83 UN schools, the agency said.
The field office of the UNRWA itself suffered “collateral damage” due to the strikes, the agency said.
Huge crowd chants ‘free Palestine’ at Israeli embassy in London in chaotic scenes
Chaotic scenes unravelled in central London on Monday night as hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington.
The protesters chanted “Israel is a terrorist state,” “Free Palestine,” and “Allahu Akhbar” as they pledged their support for Palestinians.
Footage from the area shows police officers out in large numbers observing demonstrators waving placards demanding an end to Israel’s occupation.
Good morning from London. I’m Alice Scarsi, I’ll be bringing you all the latest developments on the war between Hamas and Israel.
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