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Big blow to Israel in war with Hamas, 21 soldiers killed in single attack, total 24 killed in one day


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed condolences for the killed soldiers, and also vowed to continue the offensive until achieving "complete victory" over Hamas. The PM also acknowledged that this was 'one of the most difficult days' since the war began and said the Army would investigate the matter.

There is no sign of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas ending any time soon. The war continues between the two sides. In the deadliest blast on the Israeli army since the Hamas attack on October 7 last year, 21 of its soldiers have been killed in the Gaza Strip. While 3 soldiers were also killed in another attack. The highest number of 24 Israeli soldiers have been killed in a single day since the war started. This attack is being considered a major blow to the ceasefire efforts and PM Netanyahu has again vowed to eliminate Hamas.

The Israeli army has suffered the biggest loss in terms of soldiers since the beginning of the ground attack against Hamas. Yesterday on Monday, 24 Israeli soldiers were killed in 2 separate incidents on the same day, most of which were killed in a single incident.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, troops were preparing explosives to demolish two buildings in central Gaza on Monday when a terrorist fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a tank near them, causing a massive explosion. Two-storey buildings inside which soldiers were present collapsed and 21 soldiers were killed. Apart from this, there is news of the death of 3 additional soldiers amid the fierce battle in the southern city of Khan Yunis. According to the army, at least 219 soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began in late October.

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Hours after the attack, the Israeli army announced that ground forces had surrounded Khan Yunis, Gaza's second-largest southern city, where dozens of Palestinians have been killed or injured in recent heavy fighting. Has happened. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed condolences for the killed soldiers, and also vowed to continue the offensive until achieving "complete victory" over Hamas.


PM Netanyahu acknowledged that this was 'one of the most difficult days' since the war began and said that the army would investigate the matter. Netanyahu has also promised to safely return more than 100 Israeli hostages still held in Gaza, although Israelis are divided over whether this is now possible amid rising Israeli casualties. The Israeli government is facing pressure to stop previous military operations.

Hamas rejected Israel's proposal!

Meanwhile, a senior Egyptian official said that Israel has proposed a 2-month ceasefire in which hostages will be freed in exchange for the release of Palestinians imprisoned by Israel and top Hamas leaders present in Gaza will be deported to other countries. Will be allowed to move in.

However, this official is not authorized to give information to the media and said on the condition of anonymity, “Hamas has rejected this proposal and is insisting that until Israel stops its attack “And no remaining hostages will be released until Gaza is returned.” The Israeli government declined to comment on the talks.

Relatives of Israeli hostages angry

The official said Egypt and Qatar, which brokered previous agreements between Israel and Hamas, are preparing a multi-layered proposal to try to bridge the gap. The families of the hostages have called on Israel to reach an agreement with Hamas, saying that time is running out to bring the hostages back home alive.

On October 7, Hamas crossed the border and attacked Israel and killed more than 1,200 people and abducted about 250 others. However, in November, more than 100 people were released in exchange for a week-long ceasefire and the release of 240 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel.

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