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April 18, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

This update will take a break until after the holiday period.ITC wishes you all a happy and healthy Pesach, with our prayers for a speedy recovery for the wounded, those still held hostage and their families.Day 195Thursday 18.4.24 Attack from Iran 99% of the 300+ projectiles fired by Iran at Israel...

April 11, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 188Thursday 11.4.24 The week began with a somber reminder that it has been half a year since Oct 7th, remembering those massacred, those who fell in the defense of Israel and the hostages who remain in the depths of hell. Demonstrators...

April 4, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 181Thursday 4.4.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 256. Over the last few days, Israel has experienced a spate of terrorist attacks, a shooting in the Jordan Valley, the stabbing of an...

March 28, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 174Thursday 28.3.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 253. Contrary to previous reports that negotiators in Doha might be moving towards a hostage release deal, Hamas rejected the latest offer. Following...

March 21, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 167Thursday 21.3.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 251.Israel’s negotiating team, headed by Mossad chief David Barnea, landed in Doha Monday. Their mandate was approved by the War Cabinet and Security...

March 14, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 160Thursday 14.3.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 249. Wednesday morning, two people were wounded in a stabbing attack at the “tunnels” checkpoint on the West Bank’s Route 60 highway, south...

March 7, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 153Thursday 7.3.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 247. Saturday night, thousands of people rallied in Jerusalem following a four-day march in support of the hostages’ return. Led by the families...

February 29, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 146Thursday 29.2.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 242.Two people were killed Thursday night, in a terror shooting attack near the Judea and Samaria settlement of Eli. Following initial talks with...

February 22, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 139Thursday 22.2.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 237. In parallel to the military operations, there are efforts to renew talks over a deal to release the hostages. Israeli negotiators could...

February 15, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 132Thursday 15.2.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 232.Israeli security forces carried out a successful rescue of 61-year-old Fernando Simon Marman and 70-year-old Louis Har, both kidnapped from their homes on...

February 8, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 125Thursday 8.2.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 227. Following a nearly two-week delay, Hamas has finally responded to the latest proposed hostage deal. In three-stage ceasefire plan, each lasting 45...

February 1, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 118Thursday 1.2.24 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 224. Joseph Avi Yair Engel, right, whose parents were Holocaust survivors and whose grandson was released from captivity in Gaza, speaks at rally...

January 25, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 111Thursday 25.1.23 On Monday, Israel suffered its heaviest loses since the beginning of the ground offensive with 21 IDF reservists killed. According to initial reports, IDF soldiers were in the process of destroying buildings when two rocket-propelled grenades were fired, the...

January 18, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 104Thursday 18.1.23 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 192. An estimated 120,000 people attended the beginning of a 24-hour rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday 13th January, to mark 100 days since...

January 11, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 97Thursday 11.1.23 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 186. The number of hostages in Gaza was revised and raised to 136. Three civilians who had been declared missing are now said...

January 4, 2024

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 90Thursday 4.1.23 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 175. There was a stabbing attack near the Ma'ale Adumim industrial area near Jerusalem on Sunday. Two security guards were wounded. In the...

December 28, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 83Thursday 28.12.23 The number of IDF soldiers killed since the start of the ground op has risen to 167. Defense Minister Gallant said that Israel is under attack on seven fronts and has responded in no fewer than six. He was...

December 21, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 76Thursday 21.12.23 In an unbearable tragedy, on Friday 15th December, Israel Defense Force troops mistakenly identified three Israeli hostages in northern Gaza’s Shejaiya neighborhood as a threat and opened fire at them, killing them. New protocols for identifying hostages were transferred...

December 14, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

ITC updates are now sent weekly on a Thursday.Day 69Thursday 14.12.23 After a day of tragic loss on Wednesday, the IDF announced the deaths of ten IDF soldiers, including several senior officers, in one of the bloodiest battles bringing the death toll in the ground offensive to 116. Israel announced...

December 6, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

N.B Starting from next week ITC updates will be sent weekly on a ThursdayDay 61Wednesday 6.12.23 Northern Front: Hezbollah continues to fire rockets, mortars, and anti-tank missiles towards northern Israel. In one barrage, around 20 rockets were fired towards Kiryat Shmona and Bet Hillel. Southern Front: Tuesday, a rocket fired...

December 4, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 58Monday 4.12.23 Hamas rocket fire resumes, ending seven- day pause.Before the fighting resumed, eight hostages were released Thursday 30th as part of the seventh round. Despite a total of 110 returned captives, there remain 137 hostages inside Gaza – two children, nine Thai nationals, 20 Israeli women and 106...

November 29, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 54Wednesday 29.11.23 Last night, as part of an extended two-day truce, nine Israeli women and a 17-year-old girl were released, after 53 days in captivity. As part of a separate agreement, two foreign nationals from Thailand were also released. They were brought to hospitals in Israel for further treatment...

November 28, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 53Tuesday 28.11.23 Hostage deal: Though most released from Hamas captivity appear to be in stable physical condition, some have substantial weight loss, sensitivity to light, and instinctively talk in whispers. One of the Israelis, 84-year-old Elma Avraham, is unconscious and on a respirator with her condition termed “unstable” due...

November 22, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 47Wednesday 22.11.23 IDF soldiers were killed in action in Gaza bringing the total number killed in the ground incursion to 70.  Above faces of the children being held hostage in Gaza. The Israeli war cabinet approved an agreement to secure the release of roughly 50 hostages among the approximately...

November 20, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 45Monday 20.11.23 The IDF announced the deaths of three more soldiers this morning, bringing the death toll in the ground offensive against Hamas to 66. IDF recovered the body of Yehudit Weiss, a 65-year-old mother of five kidnapped by Hamas and the body of 19-year-old Cpl. Noa Marciano, another hostage,...

November 15, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 40 Wednesday 15.11.23 Two more IDF troops were killed in the Gaza Strip taking the total to 48 since the start of the ground incursion. Israel has also confirmed that Vivian Silver, the renowned 74-year-old peace activist declared missing on October 7th, died in the Hamas attacks. The IDF...

November 8, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

These updates will now be sent on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Wednesday 8.11.23 Marking one month since the worst attack in the history of the Jewish state, Israelis across the country took part in vigils, memorial gatherings, and prayers. A minute of silence was marked to remember the victims. Large...

November 6, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 31, 6.11.23These updates will now be sent on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Monday Two Border Police officers were stabbed and wounded, one of them critically, in an attack Monday morning near the Herod’s Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. IDF casualties from fighting inside Gaza stand at 30. The...

November 2, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 27Thursday 2.11.23 Another two Israeli soldiers have been killed in northern Gaza, bringing the total number of deaths in the Gaza Strip to 18. The IDF has notified the families of 242 hostages that their loved ones are currently being held in the Gaza Strip. The number is not...

November 1, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 26 Wednesday 1.11.23 IDF announces the death of 10 more soldiers killed in northern Gaza, taking troop deaths in Gaza Strip to 13. The sign on the left says it all, there are no more words. Seven of the soldiers served in the Givati Infantry Brigade and were killed...

October 31, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 25 Tuesday 31.10.23 The latest assessment is that 240 hostages remain inside Gaza, 30 of whom are babies and children under 16 years old.   Families of the kidnapped continue to demand the Red Cross and doctors be given access to the hostages. The Jerusalem Municipality launched “Lights of...

October 30, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 24 Monday 30.10.23 The hostage number has been updated to 239 by the IDF. This reflects the number of foreign workers among the hostages, as it takes time to reach everyone’s families. The IDF says it struck over 600 terror targets in the past days in Gaza as ground...

October 29, 2023

ITC update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 23 Sunday 29.10.23 The hostage number has been updated to 230 by the IDF. Ground forces entered the Gaza Strip on Friday evening, marking the second phase of the conflict. IDF tanks and other forces pushed into the Strip in a limited but prolonged incursion, hitting over 150 Hamas...

October 26, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 20 Thursday 26.10.23 A barrage of rockets was launched toward central and southern Israel on Wednesday evening. Air raid sirens sounded in Rishon Lezion, Petah Tikva, Bat Yam, Rosh Ha’ayin and many surrounding towns, and Ashdod. A rocket crashed into a home in Rishon Lezion, lightly wounding three people...

October 25, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Swords

Day 19 Wednesday 25.10.23 Northern front: The IDF confirmed a UAV struck two terrorist cells that carried out rocket and mortar shell launches toward IDF posts in Netu'a and Elkosh in northern Israel. IDF tanks and artillery responded toward the sources of the launches. In addition, IDF forces struck an...

October 24, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Sword

Day 18Tuesday 24.10.23 Two more hostages released, 210 remain in captivity: Two elderly Israeli women Yocheved Lifshitz (85) and Nurit Cooper (79) both from Kibbutz Nir Oz were released last night. However, both their husbands, 85-year-old Amiram and 83-year-old Oded – who were kidnapped along with them – remain in...

October 23, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Sword

Day 17 The latest confirmed number of hostages in Hamas captivity has risen to 222 including 30 babies and children. Monday 23.10.23 Hamas continued to fire rockets into Israel, now totaling over 7,600. Northern Front: IDF continued to target cells of anti-tank missile launchers. Overnight Israel targeted Hezbollah military infrastructure...

October 22, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Sword

Day 16 Sunday 22.10.23 IDF operated on four fronts overnight. It continues to attack Hamas inside Gaza, to respond and target Hezbollah in Lebanon, operate again terror infrastructure in Jenin and strike airports inside Syria. In addition, Israel acted to prevent a cyber-attack on an Israeli hospital. Two American hostages...

October 16, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Swords

The Northern Front: On Sunday, the Hezbollah terror group launched six anti-tank guided missiles at an Israeli town and military positions on the Lebanon border, killing one civilian and one soldier. Another nine rockets were also launched from Lebanon at northern towns, causing no damage or injuries. The Israel Defense...

October 15, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Swords

The IDF has so far notified the families of 126 hostages that their loved ones are being held in Gaza. 100 out of 400 residents of Nir Oz alone are dead or missing. IDF is preparing to execute a wide-ranging offensive against the Hamas terrorist organization, including coordinated attacks from...

October 12, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Sword

The official death toll stands at 1,300. The IDF said to date 222 families of soldiers received the news of their death. For civilians, matters are more complicated. As of this afternoon, a total of 854 bodies of civilians have been brought to the IDF rabbinate base for identification. Of...

October 11, 2023

ITC Update: Operation Iron Sword

"Our hearts may be broken but our resolve is clear " US President Joe Biden stood strongly beside Israel and its people on Tuesday in an emotional speech during which he promised to ensure that the Jewish state would have what it needs to respond to the shocking onslaught. The...

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