NEWSRAEL: “Iron Swords” News Summary — December 23rd, 2023

Our news summary brings you the latest IMPORTANT UPDATES that are not in our longer reports.

Last night the IDF attacked Hezbollah positions and sites in Bint Jbeil and the village of Kila, in southern Lebanon.

  • Israeli and Palestinian musicians performed together this week on the stage of the Berlin Philharmonic, which staged a concert calling for the release of the hostages and “sustainable peace in the Middle East that will protect the Palestinian and Israeli civilian population.” Among the participants, the Israeli singer Ahinoam Nini and the Israeli-Palestinian Mira Awad.
  • The American weekly Newsweek published its end-of-the-year issue, and on the cover appear photos of the abductees with the headline: “The clock is ticking, Israel needs a quick victory in a long war – and the abductees are the reason why.”
  • The White House in an official statement: “Contrary to its denials – Iran is involved up to its neck in planning the attacks of the Houthi rebels on commercial vessels in the Red Sea.”
  • The violence in the Arab sector: five injured, three in serious condition, in two incidents of violence – one in Manda village in the north and another in Kalanswa in Sharon.
  • The head of the operations department in the IDF and former commander of the Gaza division, Brigadier General Israel Ziv: “What Hamas did on October 7 is an action that defined the State of Israel that it is impossible to continue living in the face of such an enemy. If Hamas had been content only with hitting IDF soldiers, you would be in a different discussion.”
  • Major General Yisrael Ziv: “This is the first time we are fighting a very fortified target that has no equal in the world. When we start the war in a very difficult situation, naturally we enter these waters more slowly”


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