9:12 a.m. ET, October 10, 2023
It’s the fourth day of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Here’s what you need to know today
Here are the developments to get you up to speed:
Bodies of attackers: The IDF said it has recovered the bodies of about 1,500 Hamas militants since the group’s surprise blitz early Saturday.
Control at the border: Hecht, the IDF spokesperson, said Tuesday that the Israeli military had “more or less” restored full control over the border fence with Gaza following the breach over the weekend. A huge buildup of tanks was apparent close to the border with Gaza, while Israel continued its barrage of airstrikes. Hecht said Israeli forces have secured communities around the border and have nearly completed evacuations in the area. He added that there were two small firefights overnight in a pair of communities. The focus is now on airstrikes and the forthcoming offensive in Gaza, Hecht said.