YESTERDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH, AN ADDITIONAL 10 ISRAELI AND 2 FOREIGN NATIONAL HOSTAGES WERE RELEASED FROM HAMAS‘ CAPTIVITY AND WERE REUNITED WITH THEIR FAMILIES IN ISRAEL. WITH THE EXTENDED PAUSE, THE IDF IS PREPARING TO WELCOME HOME MORE HOSTAGES AND CONTINUE THE TRANSFER OF SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF HUMANITARIAN AID TO CIVILIANS IN GAZA
- 1,200+ Israelis killed since the morning of October 7th.
- 395 fallen soldiers
- 5,400+ Israelis wounded.
- 160+ Confirmed hostages, among them 30 children under the age of 18.
Dozens of confirmed missing persons.
- 10,000+ Rockets launched into Israel.
- 360,000+ Reservists drafted.
- 61 Israeli hostages released.
- 20 foreign national hostages released.
- Yesterday, November 28th, three explosive devices were detonated adjacent to IDF troops in two different locations in the northern Gaza Strip, violating the framework of the operational pause. In one of the locations, terrorists also opened fire at the troops, who responded with fire. A number of soldiers were lightly injured during the incidents. In both incidents, the troops were located in positions as per the framework of the operational pause.
- 70 IDF soldiers have been killed in action in the ground operation.
- IDF and ISA confirm the names of five additional senior commanders eliminated in the Gaza Strip prior to the operational pause; Ahmed Ghandour – Commander of Hamas’ Northern Gaza Brigade, responsible for directing all Hamas’ terror activities in the northern Gaza Strip, Aiman Siam – Head of Hamas’ Rockets Array. For approximately 15 years, Siam was a senior figure responsible for Hamas’ rocket forces, weapon inventories, and the guiding and directing of all Hamas’ rocket launches into Israel, Wael Rajeb – Deputy Commander of Hamas’ Northern Gaza Brigade, Farsan Halifa – Senior operative in Hamas’ Judea and Samaria Headquarters, head of the Tulkarm Committee, Rafet Salman – Commander of the Combat Assistance Unit in the northern Gaza Strip, a senior operative of the Gaza City Brigade.
- As per the political directives, the IDF is maintaining defensive positions and continuing troop movement for logistic and management purposes only.
- The operational framework advances the operational goals of rescuing hostages and dismantling Hamas. Operations will continue in Gaza following the pause and the IDF remains prepared to deal with all eventualities. The thousands of soldiers in Gaza will use this operational pause as an opportunity to refresh and prepare for the next stages of the war