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BREAKING: Israel's military says it has retaken control of all communities around Gaza

09 October 2023

Israeli soldiers look at the remains of a police station which was the site of a battle with Hamas gunmen in Sderot, southern Israel, on October 8. Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

There is no fighting going on between Israel Defense Forces troops and Hamas inside Israel, and the IDF has re-taken control of all communities around the Gaza Strip, IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari told reporters Monday morning.

The announcement comes more than 48 hours after Hamas launched a surprise attack with thousands of rockets and sent fighters across the border in an incursion the likes of which Israel has not seen since its 1948 War of Independence.

Source : cnn