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Israeli government announces expansion of ground operations after attack in Tel Aviv

A rocket sent by the radical Islamic group Hamas hit a residential building in the west of Tel Aviv this Friday (27) and caused a fire.

The Israeli government announced new ground operations following the attack that took place in Tel Aviv this Friday (27).

According to IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, the government is “expanding ground operations” in the Gaza Strip.

The announcement comes at a time when the CNN reports that a large series of explosions hit Gaza City on Friday night.

Israel Defense Forces troops are “operating in force” on all fronts in order to meet their objectives in the war with Hamas, and “will continue attacking Gaza City and calling on civilians to evacuate the south,” he said. Hagari.

Israel Defense Forces troops are “operating in force” on all fronts in order to meet their objectives in the war with Hamas, and “will continue attacking Gaza City and calling on civilians to evacuate the south,” he said. Hagari.

Asked about a possible deal to release more than 200 hostages held in Gaza, Hagari told journalists to “disregard the rumors,” claiming that Hamas is using psychological terror.

Hamas says it will only release hostages with a ceasefire

Earlier, an official from the radical Islamic group Hamas conditioned the release of hostages in Gaza on a ceasefire in the Israeli bombing of the Palestinian enclave, launched after a terrorist attack in southern Israel almost three weeks ago.

An opinion poll on Friday suggested that nearly half of Israelis now want to delay a ground invasion over fears that at least 224 hostages are being held in the country.

Images show new bombings hitting southern Israel

The city of Ashkelon, in the south of Israel, was the target of rocket bombings at around 7pm (local time) this Friday (27). Preliminary information suggests that the shots were fired by the radical Islamic group Hamas, coming from the Gaza Strip.

The images that recorded the bombing show the iron dome, Israeli missile interception equipment, in action.

Air attack hits building and leaves three injured in Tel Aviv

A rocket sent by the radical Islamic group Hamas hit a residential building in the west of Tel Aviv this Friday (27) and caused a fire.

Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical and disaster service, two people suffered minor injuries and a 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with head and limb injuries.

Other rockets fired by Hamas in the airstrike were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile interception equipment. As reported by the reporter from CNN Michel Gawendo, who was inside a parking lot in the city, two missile volleys were heard in the region.

* With information from CNN Internacional and Reuters

Source: CNN Brasil

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