October 25, 2023 - War | Day 19 of #Israel - #Gaza #War
Critical Updates: Day 19 of Ongoing Middle East Conflict:
🇵🇸🇮🇱 🇺🇸 The Pentagon additionally sent KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft to the Middle East, and F-15 fighter jets conducted rapid alert deployment exercises.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that the Date for the Ground Invasion of the Gaza Strip has been set.
IDF says it is carrying out airstrikes against Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon in response to the missile and rocket attacks today.
🇮🇱 Israel Preparing for Ground Invasion: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu announces that Israel is actively preparing for a ground invasion in Gaza. No specific details or timings have been shared to protect the lives of Israeli soldiers.
🇮🇱 Residents Urged to Relocate: Netanyahu calls on residents in northern Gaza to move to the southern areas, indicating that a ground invasion is forthcoming.
🇮🇱 National Mourning Days: The Israeli government plans to declare national mourning days for an undisclosed “terrible tragedy.”
🇮🇱 Hostage Situation: Netanyahu confirms efforts are underway to return hostages to their homes.
🇮🇱 Ground Invasion Date: The date for the ground invasion will be determined through consensus, according to Netanyahu.
🇮🇱 Chief of Staff Consultation: Netanyahu reveals that he has scheduled a date for the ground operation with the Chief of Staff.
🇮🇱🇱🇧 Israeli Air Force Strikes Unknown Targets Near Yaroun in Southern Lebanon: The Israeli Air Force has carried out airstrikes on unidentified targets in the vicinity of Yaroun, a town located in Southern Lebanon.
🇮🇱🇱🇧 IDF Eliminates 3 Hezbollah Anti-Tank Guided Missile Teams in Southern Lebanon
The Israeli Defense Force has reported the elimination of three Hezbollah Anti-Tank Guided Missile teams in Southern Lebanon. One of these teams is believed to have launched a missile at IDF troops earlier today.
The Total number of American Troops that have been Injured as a result of Rocket and Drone Attacks over the past week on U.S. Bases in Western Iraq and Eastern Syria by Pro-Iranian Militias has now Increased from 24 to 30 with all of the Injuries said to have been Minor including possible Concussions, Bruises, Cuts, and Scratches; according to Defense Officials all 30 of the Soldiers have now Returned to Active Duty.
IDF says it struck three cells in southern Lebanon. One preparing an attack in the Dovev area, another near Arab al-Aramshe, and the cell that fired a missile toward Avivim earlier was also hit.
BREAKING: The 🇺🇸 Pentagon confirms that 30 American soldiers have been injured in attacks in Syria and Iraq over the past week.
🇮🇱🇮🇷 Specialized Training for Hamas Fighters in Iran
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, around 500 Hamas fighters received specialized combat training in Iran prior to the attacks on October 7th. The training was reportedly led by IRGC's Quds Force at Iranian facilities.
Following reports of a statement to be made by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu soon, the IDF spokesman will also make a statement at 20:15 local time (in ~45 mins).
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly Deliver a Statement tonight in Tel Aviv.
Hamas reportedly launched a R-160 Long-Range Rocket at the Carmel Region of Northern Israel several minutes ago resulting in a Red Alert, however according to the IDF the Rocket Exploded in Mid-Air while heading North.
🇮🇷 Hamas Fighters Trained in Iran. According to the Wall Street Journal, sources indicate that around 500 Hamas and Palestinian militants received specialized combat training in Iran. The training was reportedly led by the IRGC's Quds Force at Iranian facilities. However, sources have not confirmed whether this training was specifically intended for the attacks on October 7th.
🇺🇦 Ukraine Aid Priority (German Government Official): Germany prioritizes Ukraine aid as grants over loans.
🇩🇪 Scholz’s Visit to Africa (German Government Official): German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will discuss the possibility of gas imports from Nigeria.
🇱🇧 Hezbollah Actions (Hezbollah): Targets Israeli tank with guided missiles.
🇺🇸 U.S. Treasury Yields (Financial Data): Rise on data; 10-year yield up 7.20 BPS at 4.912%.
🇷🇺 Russian Army Hiring (Medvedev): Reports accelerated hiring of personnel.
🇵🇸 Gaza Casualties (Hamas-Run Health Ministry): Reports 305 children among those killed.
🇺🇳 U.S. and Russia on Gaza (Global Diplomacy): Lead calls for a pause in Israel-Hamas fighting to allow aid into Gaza.
🇨🇳 China’s Data Bureau (State Planner NDRC): National Bureau of Data established.
🇱🇧 Nasrallah Meets Leaders (Hezbollah Chief): Has a meeting with leaders from Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
🇸🇾 Syrian Soldiers (Conflict): 11 killed in Israeli strikes overnight.
🇨🇳 Foxconn Investigation (China’s Law Enforcement): Investigation into Apple supplier Foxconn’s operations is ‘normal law enforcement’.
🇮🇱 Hamas Rocket Barrage: Targeting southern Israel.
🇮🇱 IDF on Iran: Claims orders for terrorism come from Iran; accuses it of aiding Hamas.
🇸🇦 Saudi Finance Minister: Calls for calm, wisdom, and de-escalation.
🇮🇱 Israel’s War Costs: Finance Minister estimates daily costs at $246 million.
🇵🇸 UN Relief for Palestinians: Nearly 600,000 displaced and sheltering in UN facilities.
🇨🇳 China’s Record Bond Issue: 16 billion Yuan government bonds issued in Hong Kong.
🇺🇸🇦🇺 US-Australia Talks: Biden and Australia’s PM Albanese to discuss South China Sea and additional security cooperation with Japan.
🇹🇷 Turkey on Israel: Accuses supporters of Israel as ‘partners in crimes against Gaza’.
🇶🇦 Qatar’s PM: Calls cutting essential services to civilians ‘unacceptable’.
🇭🇰 Binance in Hong Kong: Powering a new crypto exchange.
🇮🇱 Israeli Adviser on Qatar: Praises Qatar’s role in humanitarian solutions.
🇷🇺 Kremlin on China: Unconcerned about China increasing its nuclear arsenal.
🇹🇷 Turkey’s Erdogan on Hamas: Calls it a ‘patriotic organization’.
🇱🇧 Hezbollah Death Toll: Rises to 40 in clashes with the IDF.
🇸🇾 Israeli Air Attack: Targets Aleppo International Airport, according to Syrian State TV.
Israel's Energy Minister Demands Nazi-Style Tribunal for Hamas Crimes
US Base in Northeastern Syria Hit by Rocket Attack
24 American Soldiers Injured in Middle Eastern Attacks Over the Past Week
Pentagon Deploys Squadron of F-16 Jets to Undisclosed Location in Middle East
Hezbollah Losses Spike: 8 More Fighters Dead, Death Toll Reaches 39
Jenin Flashpoint: Clashes Erupt Between Israeli Forces and Palestinians in the West Bank
Israeli Air Force Strikes Back: Syrian Military Targets Obliterated
Jordan Urges UN for Immediate Ceasefire, Opposes Forced Transfer of Civilians
Stay tuned for more updates.