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Truce between Israel and Hamas extends as aid reaches Gaza: Live updates

4:17 PM ET, November 27, 2023

The Israeli Defense Minister said that the Israeli army will fight harder when it resumes fighting against Hamas

By Tamar Michaelis in Tel Aviv, CNN’s Sogam Pokharel, Abeer Salman and Iyad Kurdi

The Israeli Defense Minister said that his country’s army will fight more forcefully after the truce when it returns to fighting against Hamas.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said that the operation will be carried out in the entire Gaza Strip.

“You have a few days,” Galant said in a speech to a group of Israeli soldiers on Monday. “When we return to fighting, we will use the same force and more… and we will fight in the entire (Gaza) Strip.” .

He made these statements before Qatar announced earlier that an agreement had been reached Extending the truce between Israel and Hamas In Gaza for two additional days.

“Remember that while you are organizing, resting and researching, the enemy is also doing the same. You will meet something a little more prepared,” Gallant said.

“So they will first face air force bombs, then tank shells, artillery shells, D9 (bulldozer) feet, and finally the shooting of infantry fighters. We will fight in full,” the minister added.

Latest death toll: More than 14,800 Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza between October 7 and November 23, according to figures from the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the West Bank, which draws its data from Hamas-run health authorities in the Gaza Strip.

The statement said that at least 6,000 children and 4,000 women were killed. The statement stated that more than 30,000 people were injured.

The Ministry of Health said that it is facing difficulties in updating the numbers of infected people “due to the interruption of services and communications in hospitals in northern Gaza.”

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