Israel says it has regained control of Gaza border as it continues airstrikes


Israel’s military says it has regained control of its border with Gaza four days after Hamas attack the southern region of the country.

Israel continues its airstrikes all over the enclosed territory Gaza and has ordered complete siege, resulting in halting supply of electricity, water, food, and fuel, to already impoverished and blockaded population of roughly 2.3 million people.

Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, said it has some 150 Israelis as hostages. The U.S. and other governments are working to determine the number of foreign hostages in Hamas’ captivity.


The death toll from the ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas has claimed lives of more than 1,500. Over 900 of Israelis are killed with 2,600 injured, meanwhile at least 687 people killed and 3,700 injured in Gaza, according to Palestinian and Israeli health services.

Israeli airstrikes have hit the residential areas in the Gaza strip, schools and local premises of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk, stated in a statement.

“International humanitarian law is clear: the obligation to take constant care to spare the civilian population and civilian objects remains throughout the attacks,” stated Turk.