Israel resumed a full-pronged war in Gaza overnight, via land, air and sea after Hamas broke the ceasefire in a number of ways. Israel is also now bombing in southern Gaza.
Below is the announcement by Israel:
Hamas violated the operational pause, and in addition, fired toward Israeli territory.
The IDF has resumed combat against the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/gVRpctD79R
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) December 1, 2023
Ariel Oseran, who works for i24 News, explained how the ceasefire collapsed:
How the Israel-Hamas ceasefire collapsed:
~ During the night it still seemed like an agreement could be reached to extend the truce by another day by the 7:00 a.m. deadline.
~ Hamas doesn’t deliver a list of hostages expected to be released today.
~ 5:48, rockets fired toward southern border communities (intercepted by iron dome).
~ 6:53, another rocket barrage.
~ 7:03, the IDF announces Hamas violated the operational pause, and that its forces have “resumed combat against Hamas.”
~ 7:07, Palestinian reports of firefights in northern Gaza and Israeli airstrikes across the strip.
~ Since then a series of launches from Gaza and Israeli strikes.
~ Mediation efforts to revive the ceasefire continue.
Israel has bombed locations in Khan Yunis and Rafah. Below is video i24 News obtained from the IDF spokesman of the renewed war operations:
🔴IDF: Following #Hamas’ violation of the pause, combat has resumed in the Gaza Strip
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) December 1, 2023
According to the IDF Spokesman (translated by Google Translate):
Fighting resumed in the Gaza Strip; Starting at 07:00, the Air Force in cooperation with the fighting divisions attacked over 200 terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. In the last few hours, Air Force aircraft attacked a series of terrorist targets throughout the Gaza Strip, in the north of the Gaza Strip and in the south, in Khan Yunis and Rafah.
Some of the attacks were directed by the ground forces operating in the Gaza Strip from the Gaza Divisions, 162, 36 and 252.
The forces destroyed areas trapped in explosives, tunnel shafts, launching positions and military headquarters used by the terrorist organization Hamas in preparation for the continuation of the fighting.
In addition, a Navy missile ship attacked aid targets as part of the return to combat and many attacks were carried out by tanks and artillery.
Before they began the fight, the IDF dropped leaflets in the neighborhoods of Khan Yunis telling civilians to flee:
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says 32 people were killed and dozens injured in Israeli airstrikes across the strip since the end of the ceasefire.
Many strikes were reportedly in Khan Younis in south Gaza. This video is from Al-Qarara, one of the neighborhoods ordered… pic.twitter.com/2xmJF3Qj1c
— Ariel Oseran (@ariel_oseran) December 1, 2023