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Day 4: With the death count climbing to over 1200, will a second front open in the North?

Written by:
Yishai Gelb

On the fourth day of war, the focus remained on rescuing citizens and eliminating potential threats. The death toll exceeded 1200, with over 200 kidnappings and extensive property damage. Security forces cleared southern Israel, and the IDF prepared for potential escalation. Fear of northern expansion loomed, as President Biden pledged support and a US fleet deterred Hezbollah. Calls for an emergency government persisted, highlighting unity amidst adversity. In the coming days, expect continued IDF airstrikes and diplomatic efforts for international support in a sustained campaign.

Day 4: With the death count climbing to over 1200, will a second front open in the North?

On the fourth day of the war, the relentless pursuit of the war's initial objectives unfolded. The focus remained on rescuing citizens in the besieged southern towns, identifying the casualties, and thwarting a potential second front in the north.

Victims who burned in their homes after Hamas lit their houses on fire

With the death toll surpassing 1200 and over 200 estimated kidnappings, thousands languished in hospitals, marking the devastating toll of the conflict. In southern Israel, security forces diligently cleared the land of terrorists, and the IDF spokesman declared the border secure.

As the horrors in surrounding settlements slowly emerged, tax authorities estimated an unprecedented NIS 3 billion in direct property damage on the war's first day, underscoring the magnitude of destruction.

The Bed of a child who was murderd

The IDF's recruitment of over 300,000 reservists, exceeding the call by 150%, highlighted the nation's commitment. Many were deployed to the northern border in preparation for potential escalation.

A looming fear in Israel and the US centered on the war expanding northward, risking regional entanglement. In a resolute address, President Joe Biden pledged unwavering support for Israel, sending a fleet to deter Hezbollah. The delicate timing weighed heavily—Hezbollah's restraint might hinge on the IDF's engagement in Gaza.

President Biden address

Netanyahu Speaking with President Biden

Calls for an emergency government echoed in the south, demanding decisive action against the terrorist state. Despite delays in political meetings, unity among the people prevailed. Millions of dollars poured in from abroad, and tens of thousands opened their homes to displaced families in the south.

A luxury neighborhood in Gaza where Hamas officials reside bombed by the IAF

In the days to come, the IDF's airstrikes in Gaza would persist, preparing for a ground assault. Simultaneously, diplomatic efforts sought international backing for a sustained campaign to eradicate Hamas once and for all. As Israel faced this formidable chapter, the resilience and solidarity of its people shone through the darkness of war.

Supporting the IDF

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Now, more than ever, our soldiers need our collective strength and generosity.

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