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Israeli fighter jets hit the Turkish Friendship Hospital? Tel Aviv ordered to release hostages by "all means" (Video)

Heavy shelling of the "Turkish Friendship Hospital" in the Gaza Strip by Israeli fighters is reported by social media accounts that follow developments in the Middle East and Turkish media, pointing out that the fire was aimed at the third floor of the building, while a related video was also published, allegedly showing the blow.

We await official announcements for confirmation and further details.

Meanwhile, air raid sirens are sounding across central Israel, including the cities of Lod, Nes Ziona and Rishon Lezion, after a barrage of heavy rockets from Gaza.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that it had carried out a strike against a terrorist cell in southern Lebanon that was preparing to fire mortars at the northern city of Ros Hanikra, releasing footage of the disputed strike.

Earlier, two rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel, triggering sirens in the Elkos community. According to the IDF, both missiles landed in open areas, causing no injuries or damage.

Separately, an anti-tank guided missile was fired at an area near the Biranit base on the border with Lebanon.

The IDF pointed out that the attack caused no injuries. Israeli troops are shelling the sources of the missiles and rockets in southern Lebanon with artillery, the statement added.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has commented that calls for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza are calls for Israel to surrender to Hamas.

"Israel will not agree to a cessation of hostilities after the horrific attacks on October 7," Netanyahu stressed in comments in English to foreign media. "Calls for a ceasefire are a call for Israel to surrender to Hamas, to surrender to terrorism, to surrender to brutality. That will not happen."

Netanyahu added that no one would call on the US to agree to a ceasefire after the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II.

The Israeli prime minister said there must be a "moral distinction between the deliberate killing of innocents and the unintentional kind of casualties that accompany any legitimate war", in comments on the Palestinian death toll in Gaza.

In the same vein, Israeli Minister Benny Gantz said Israel will continue to work tirelessly for the return of hostages held in Gaza, following the release of an IDF soldier during a military operation last night.

"We will continue to make every effort, by any means, to bring back our girls and boys," Ganj stressed.

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen congratulated the IDF and Shin Bet on the return of Ori Megiddis, adding: "We will continue to act for the release of all captives."

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