cover image: Israel’s Operation - Swords of Iron Update - March 18, 2024


Israel’s Operation - Swords of Iron Update - March 18, 2024

18 Mar 2024

l On March 17, the IDF detailed its ongoing operations against Hamas in central Gaza, where the Nahal Brigade eliminated approximately 18 Hamas members during the past day, and in the southern Gazan city of Khan Younis, where the Givati and 7th Armored Brigades killed numerous Hamas combatants and confiscated weapons. [...] Dan Goldfus, who previously urged Israeli politicians to “be worthy of us.” Halevi informed Goldfus that he “used the trust given to him in a way that harmed the dignity of the IDF, and the boundaries between the political and military echelons in a democratic country.” l On March 17, Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said following a visit to an IDF base in central Israel, “thanks to the gro. [...] A capability we have built over the years together with the Shin Bet, a combination of high-quality intelligence and precise fire from the Air Force, which enables the elimination of senior officials underground.” » He said further, “this attack is an expression of the IDF’s ability to reach the most complex places, at the right time, and with high precision. [...] l The World Central Kitchen (WCK) announced on March 16 that its team on the ground in Gaza had finished offloading the charity’s first shipment through the Cyprus-Gaza maritime aid corridor that day, and that the shipment was “being readied for distribution in Gaza.” The shipment included around 200 tons of food. [...] l On March 15, President Biden issued a statement on the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, “we recognize the violence and hate that Muslims worldwide too often face because of their religious beliefs—and the ugly resurgence of Islamophobia in the wake of the devastating war in Gaza.
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