As of 10 October 2023, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has intensified its airstrikes against Hamas-linked targets in the Gaza Strip, as the militants continue to fire barrage of rockets toward central and southern areas of Israel. Air raid sirens were activated across Israel, including in Tel Aviv, earlier in the afternoon. IDF personnel are engaged in isolated gunbattles with Hamas militants in southern Israeli communities located close to the border with the Gaza Strip. IDF has claimed to have regained full control of the southern region infiltrated by Hamas militants while maintaining that an unknown number of fighters could still be hiding in the area. IDF additionally stated that the bodies of 1,500 militants killed in the fighting near the Gaza-Israel border have been discovered. No new infiltration of militants into Israel from the Gaza Strip has been reported since 9 October. Although Hamas militants claim to have targeted Ben Gurion Airport (LLBG/TLV) in rocket strikes, there are no reports of damage to the facility and flight operations are ongoing. Most major foreign carriers maintain their suspension of flights to Tel Aviv; Delta Air Lines has extended its flight suspension to Tel Aviv through 31 October. Further information regarding the availability of flights at Ben Gurion Airport and land border crossings out of Israel can be found in the Government Warnings section below.
The death toll in Israel has surpassed 900 people, while approximately 2,400 others have been wounded. An estimated 100-150 hostages are being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. According to health officials in Gaza, 765 people have been killed as a result of Israeli airstrikes and approximately 4,000 others have been injured.