The IDF has announced that a number of terrorists entered the kibbutz of Zikim, and there are exchanges of fire in the area. Residents are being instructed to stay in their homes.
Simultaneously, in the northern sector, IDF forces have eliminated several armed individuals who crossed into Israeli territory from Lebanese territory. The soldiers continue their searches in the area. Additionally, combat helicopters are currently operating in the region.
Netanyahu: "What Hamas will go through will be difficult and terrible"
In an earlier conversation with the southern authorities' leaders, the Prime Minister said, "We are in the midst of a battle; I know that you have gone through terrible and difficult things. What Hamas will go through will be tough and terrible - we are already in the midst of the battle, and we have only just begun it."
According to his words: "Your leadership is very strong during these tough days; it will take time and require strong resilience in the coming difficult days. The country will move heaven and earth to assist all of you. I ask you to stand steadfast because we are going to change the Middle East. I embrace you and the residents - all of us are with you, and we will defeat them with strength, great strength."