Israeli Military Reports 24 Soldier Fatalities in Central Gaza Clashes

In a recent escalation of the conflict in the Middle East, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that 24 of its soldiers were killed in central Gaza, marking the deadliest day for Israeli forces since the beginning of the ground operation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue the fight until “absolute victory” despite mounting international and domestic calls for a ceasefire. The IDF reports having targeted dozens of Hamas operatives, while the health ministry in Gaza indicates a significant Palestinian death toll, with at least 195 Palestinians killed in the past day.

  • 24 Israeli soldiers were reported killed in central Gaza, the highest toll in a single day since the start of the ground operation.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized the continuation of the military operation for “absolute victory.”
  • There is increasing international and domestic pressure on Israel to halt the conflict for humanitarian reasons and to facilitate the release of 130 hostages held by Hamas.
  • The IDF claims to have killed dozens of terrorists in Gaza over the past 24 hours and has released footage of strikes on Hamas targets.
  • The health ministry in Gaza reports at least 195 Palestinians killed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total fatalities since October 7th to 2,490.
  • An incident involving 21 reservists near the Israeli border led to a significant loss of life when missiles struck a nearby tank, causing buildings rigged with explosives to collapse.
  • The IDF is investigating the circumstances surrounding the building collapses and the consequent fatalities.

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