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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ordered the deployment of military assets in the eastern Mediterranean. This is a move to support Israel, strengthen regional stability and prevent escalation
A P8 aircraft, surveillance equipment, two Royal Navy ships (note – RFA Lyme Bay and RFA Argus), three Merlin helicopters, and a company of Royal Marines will go to the eastern Mediterranean.
“Our military and diplomatic teams across the region will also support international partners in restoring security and ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches the thousands of innocent victims of this barbaric attack by Hamas terrorists,” said British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
A Royal Navy task force will be deployed next week. And the Air Force of Great Britain will start patrolling today, October 13. They will help monitor new threats, in particular, the transfer of weapons to terrorists.
War in Israel
On October 7, the Palestinian armed groups Hamas and “Islamic Jihad” launched a massive attack on the State of Israel in several places from the air and on the ground. The head of the armed wing of Hamas, Muhammad al-Deifa, said that his fighters launched the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation. According to him, these actions are designed to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The Palestinians fired 2,000-3,000 rockets into Israel and simultaneously captured 7 communities in the south.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement regarding the invasion of Israel by Hamas militants and declared that the country is “in a state of war”. The country’s government applied the so-called Article 40 Aleph, officially declaring a state of war from 06:00 on October 7. The last time this happened was 50 years ago, during the Doomsday War of 1973.
On the morning of October 8, Lebanon’s Hezbollah announced its affiliation with Hamas and claimed responsibility for shelling an IDF base in northern Israel with rockets and mortars. Palestinian Islamic Jihad as well statedthat his fighters joined the Hamas attack on Israel.
Due to the situation in the Middle East, the UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting. However, no actions and no decisions were taken after it. At the same time, the British government said that it will support Israel in its fight against terrorists and is ready to provide it with all the necessary assistance.
On the afternoon of October 9, the Israeli army regained control of all areas on the border with the Gaza Strip. At the same time, it is not excluded that there are still Hamas militants on Israeli territory
During the night and day of the same day, Israeli forces attacked Gaza. The main targets were command posts, houses of commanders, militants and ordinary soldiers of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Israeli Ministry of Defense ordered the military to blockade the Gaza Strip.
On October 9, the Israeli army regained control of all areas on the border with Gaza. At the same time, it is not excluded that there are still Hamas militants on Israeli territory. Israel also announced a total energy and food blockade of Gaza.
The leaders of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy issued a joint statement in which they expressed their united support for Israel and condemned the actions of Hamas.
On the night of October 10-11, the USS Gerald Ford aircraft carrier arrived on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean.
As of the morning of October 11, the number of dead in Israel has increased to 1,200, the IDF has hit more than 200 targets in Gaza in a day.
The head of the Czech Foreign Ministry, Jan Lipavsky, was the first among foreign statesmen to personally arrive in Tel Aviv after the Hamas attack on Israel, to evacuate 34 citizens of his country by plane.
Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, emphasizes the need for a humanitarian corridor to the Gaza Strip and the release of all hostages.
On Thursday, October 12, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrived in Tel Aviv and met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.