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21 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza in Hamas’ deadliest attack since war began

The army of Israel said Tuesday that 21 soldiers died in the Gaza strip in the deadliest attack against its forces since the war began on October 7 against the militant group Hamas.

Reservists prepared explosives to demolish two buildings in the center of Link Monday when a militant fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a nearby tank, said Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, the military’s top spokesman. O exploded activated the explosives, which caused the collapse of the two two-story buildings about the soldiers that were inside.

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The high number of deaths could give new impetus to calls for Israel stop the offensive or even stop it completely. A large number of Israeli victims put pressure on the Israeli government. Israel to stop past military operations.

The Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to continue until Israel crush the militant group in power Hamas and obtain freedom of more than 100 hostages held captive in Gaza. Israelis are increasingly divided over the question of whether it is possible to do any of these things.

The families of the hostages and many of their supporters called on Israel to reach a ceasefire agreement, saying time is running out to bring the hostages home alive. On Monday, dozens of family members of hostages invaded a meeting of a parliamentary committee demanding an agreement to guarantee the release of their loved ones.

Israel launched the offensive following Hamas’ cross-border attack on October 7, which killed more than 1,200 people and kidnapped around 250 others.. More than 100 were released in November in exchange for a Stop the fire week and the release of 240 Palestinians arrested for Israel.

The offensive caused widespread destruction, displaced approximately 85% of Gaza’s population and left more than 25,000 Palestinians dead.according to health authorities in the territory controlled by Hamas. The United Nations and international aid agencies say the fighting has triggered a humanitarian disaster, with a quarter of the region’s 2.3 million people facing famine.

Source: Elcomercio

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