Israel Emergency Update

Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As fighting continues, more IDF soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 164, (and to 496 since October 7). One of those killed yesterday was Cpt. (Res.) Shaul Greenglick, 26, of Ra’anana. When Greenglick was home on a break from reserve duty three weeks ago, he appeared in uniform on an episode of the reality TV singing competition “The Next Star.” The judges praised him as having “a natural talent with an amazing voice.”

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

(Originally posted 12/20/2023) As fighting continues, additional IDF soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 134, (and to 466 since October 7). Multiple, unconfirmed reports have emerged that “intensive” talks are taking place in Egypt over a possible deal for the release of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has arrived in Cairo to take part. According to some news outlets, Hamas would return 40 hostages it is holding, in exchange for hundreds of Hamas prisoners (including some accused of serious offenses) as well as a week-long ceasefire. At the moment, Hamas is demanding a ceasefire while a deal is negotiated, but Israel says that any ceasefire will only begin once a deal is in place.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As fighting continues, additional IDF soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 116, (and to 442 since October 7). Among those who fell yesterday was American-Israeli Elisha Loewernstern, a young father of six (and a friend and neighbor of this writer). May his memory (and those of all the fallen), be for a blessing.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As fighting continues, seven more soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 104 (and 433 since October 7). The IDF says it has killed 7,000 Hamas members or allied terrorists since fighting began. More than 22,000 targets in the Gaza Strip have been struck since the beginning of the war, 3,500 of them since the end of the ceasefire.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

The IDF reported today that it hit 450 sites in Gaza over the past day. As fighting continues, five more IDF soldiers have been killed, bringing the total number of IDF casualties since the ground offensive began to 91.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

The IDF reports that “fierce battles” with Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip continue, as the Air Force carried out strikes against more than 250 targets over the past day. According to the IDF, yesterday saw some of the harshest battles in Gaza since the ground operation began.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As part of the hostage-release deal, 88 hostages have been freed from Hamas captivity in five groups over the last five days and reunited with their families in Israel. An additional 10 Israelis will be released tonight.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As part of a deal negotiated by Qatar (with assistance from the United States and Egypt) 39 Israeli hostages have now been released from Hamas captivity and have been reunited with their families in Israel, in three separate groups, over the last three days.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

Overnight, the Israeli government voted to approve a limited hostage deal with Hamas, brokered by Qatar, with assistance from the US, Egypt, and others. Following a marathon eight-hour meeting, Israel’s government voted late last night to approve a deal that would enable a limited hostage exchange. From recent polling research by Jewish Federations: 72% of public supports humanitarian pause for hostage release; only 20% want unconditional ceasefire.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

68 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began, and 388 soldiers since October 7. Reports continue of an imminent deal on some hostages. Commenting on a possible agreement, White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said, “We’re closer now than we’ve been before.”

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As the ground war continues, Israel has uncovered extensive tunnels under the Shifa Hospital, with concrete evidence that hostages were held there. Israel has also recovered several bodies of hostages at the hospital who were likely killed by Hamas.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

Join with Jewish Federations, ADL, AJC, and Jews around the country to come together this weekend for a Shabbat of Unity. We ask that all Jews light a memorial candle in honor of those who were murdered in Israel and those who have sacrificed their lives fighting for the Jewish State. We also suggest that you light an extra pair of Shabbat candles, that you recite prayers for Israel and for the hostages, and that you end Shabbat by reciting Psalm 121.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As the ground war continues, Israeli forces reportedly dropped leaflets warning Palestinians to leave parts of southern Gaza, signaling a possible expansion of operations. 51 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began, and 371 soldiers since October 7.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

In the largest pro-Israel march in history, close to 300,000 people gathered yesterday in support of Israel on the National Mall in Washington DC. An additional 250,000 people watched the livestream of the event. The march, which also called for the release of the hostages being held by Hamas and against rising antisemitism, was organized by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As the ground war continues, Israeli forces have made considerable gains toward destroying Hamas’ fighting capability. It is confirmed that 44 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began; a total of 363 soldiers have been slain since October 7. In addition, 239 hostages are being held by Hamas in Gaza.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
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Join us to ask and hear about the current events in Israel, from Karmiel-Misgav volunteers! You are invited to join our Zoom call with both soldiers in the field and people from the heart of the home front. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88551612674?pwd=ZWV0RGNROTFHMEZGVkordm1oOWFSUT09

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As the ground war continues in Gaza, Israeli troops killed several senior Hamas terrorists overnight, including some who took part in the October 7 massacres. In addition, the IDF raided a major Hamas military quarter situated near the Shifa Hospital, killing 50 Hamas members during fierce combat. Israeli forces also secured and neutralized a wide underground network of tunnels.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

As the second month of the war begins, the IDF has struck more than 14,000 targets in the Gaza Strip, destroyed over 100 tunnel entrances, and captured 4,000 weapons — including rockets — hidden in civilian infrastructure, since fighting began. It is confirmed that 32 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began, and that 240 hostages are still being held by Hamas in Gaza.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

Israelis held a day of mourning today, marking the shloshim, the traditional one-month period, since the October 7 massacres. It is confirmed that 31 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began, and 240 hostages are being held by Hamas in Gaza. In addition, over the last week, the IDF has struck more than 2,500 Hamas targets by land, air and sea.

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Update on Current Situation in Israel

Monday, June 24 @ 10:52 PM EDT

Tomorrow marks one month of Israel’s War with Hamas, as heavy fighting continues in Gaza. It is confirmed that 31 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground offensive began, and 242 hostages are being held by Hamas in Gaza. In addition, over the last week, the IDF has struck more than 2,500 Hamas targets by land, air and sea.

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