People searching through buildings that were destroyed during Israeli air raids in the southern Gaza Strip.
- Israel said it dropped about 6,000 bombs on the Gaza Strip within the first six days of war.
- That staggering number is close to the 7,423 bombs US dropped on Afghanistan in 2019.
- Israel has launched multiple airstrikes on the densely populated Gaza Strip since October 7.
On October 12, the Israeli Air Force said on X, formerly Twitter, that they had "dropped about 6,000 bombs against Hamas targets" within the first six days of the war. The Washington Post later reported on Sunday that the figure's just trailing the thousands of bombs the US dropped on Afghanistan in the entirety of 2019.
According to the US Air Forces Central Command, the US dropped 7,423 bombs on Afghanistan in 2019. The US dropped 7,362 bombs in 2018.
Israel has since launched multiple airstrikes on the densely populated Gaza Strip. This included a strike on Tuesday on northern Gaza's Jabalia refugee camp, which the Israel Defense Forces said it bombed while hunting Hamas.
"At the end of the war, there'll be no Hamas in Gaza," Gallant said.
Representatives for the Israel Defense Forces did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.
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