The Israeli army disclosed on Tuesday, October 10, that approximately 1,500 bodies of Hamas militants have been discovered within Israeli territory near the Gaza Strip.
This revelation comes in the wake of Israeli airstrikes conducted on the Palestinian enclave.
Military spokesman Richard Hecht, in a statement to reporters, stated, “Approximately 1,500 bodies of Hamas fighters were found in Israel around the Gaza Strip.” He added that security forces had effectively regained control over the border area with Gaza, noting that since the previous night, there had been no reported infiltrations. However, he cautioned that potential infiltrations remained a concern.
The army also reported that the evacuation of communities along the border was nearly complete. In preparation for future operations, Hecht mentioned the deployment of 35 battalions to the border area and the construction of infrastructure.
Israel has faced a significant attack from Hamas militants who breached the border fence amid a barrage of rocket fire on Saturday, October 7, resulting in the loss of over 900 lives within Israel. In response, Israel has launched extensive air and artillery strikes targeting Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the death of at least 687 individuals within the coastal enclave.
Early on Tuesday, the Israeli military conducted airstrikes on what it identified as Hamas targets in Gaza, with a particular focus on the Rimal neighborhood and the southern city of Khan Yunis.