US will continue to support Israel, including close intelligence sharing

Washington, Oct 8 (UNI) The United States will continue to provide Israel close and deep intelligence sharing amid the escalation in Gaza, a senior US administration official said during a conference call.

“We will continue to provide Israel with support during this critical time, including close, deep intelligence sharing,” the US official said on Saturday.

Israel was hit by an unprecedented rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning. The Israeli army said Hamas fired more than 3,000 rockets, adding that dozens of Hamas troops infiltrated border areas in southern Israel. The Israeli military has since sent troops to the southern territories to reconquer them from the Palestinian forces.

Israeli media reported earlier in the day that over 300 people were killed and more than 1,500 others were injured in Israel as a result of the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. At the same time, the Palestinian Health Ministry said that more than 195 people have been killed and over 1,600 injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

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