According to a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces, the war has forced the displacement of around 500,000 Israelis.
Approximately 500,000 Israelis are currently internally displaced, according to Lt.-Col. Jonathan Conricus, a retired officer, stated this during a press conference. In preparation for a ground offensive, the army has evacuated more than 20 towns close to the Gaza Strip.
28 other towns are within two kilometers. likewise been evacuated, as has the Lebanon border. Israel has recently been hit by Hezbollah anti-tank rockets.
The evacuations follow a surprise attack on Israeli villages close to the Gaza border by Hamas on October 7 that caught Israelis off guard. The IDF first struggled to expel the terrorists, and fighting raged for days.
More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed by terrorists, and 4,100 more have been injured. Gaza received at least 199 hostages. In the meantime, the IDF killed four individuals on Tuesday morning who were attempting to enter Israel from Lebanon.
Additionally, a Lebanese anti-tank rocket that was fired at Israel’s northernmost town of Metula caused three casualties. Tanks from the IDF fired in retaliation for the fire’s origin.
The remaining citizens of Kiryat Shmona and Metula were told to go into bomb shelters until further notice after the army proclaimed them closed military zones.