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Israel-Gaza: Situation update, 12 October 2023

Key points

  • The Israel Air Force announced at 0550 h local time, “During the night [of 12 October] the air force launched a wave of attacks with the aim of continuing to damage the commando force of the terrorist organization Hamas known as ‘Nukhba', by attacking [its] operational headquarters, which were used by operatives who infiltrated the Otaf settlements last Saturday [7 October]
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel on 12 October to meet with President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Blinken is also scheduled to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan's capital Amman on 13 October
  • On 12 October Israeli airstrikes targeted Damascus and Aleppo international airports, highly likely as a warning to Iran against transporting weapons and personnel to Syria amidst the ongoing clashes in southern Syria
  • As of 12 October Janes assesses that the open-source information signalling from both Israel and Hizbullah makes it likely that both parties are attempting to contain conflict escalation along the border
  • Evacuations from Israel by Romania, Poland, and Mexico occurred on 10 and 11 October 2023

Israel-Gaza conflict: Significant events on 12 October 2023. (Janes)

Israel-Gaza conflict: Significant events on 12 October 2023. (Janes)

Israel Air Force Statements on X – 12 October 2023

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