“Israel regained control of Gaza border”: Israeli military spokesperson

News Desk: The Israeli military spokesperson on Tuesday said they have regained control of the Gaza border and is planting mines in areas where Hamas militants toppled the barrier after another night of air raids on the Palestinian enclave in retaliation for the weekend assault.

While the Israeli TV channels said Hamas fighters killed some 900 people in their unprecedented weekend attack including 260 at a desert music festival, Gaza’s Health Ministry put the Palestinian death toll at 687 in retaliatory strikes.

With Israel on a war footing, a cabinet member from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party said it could set up a national unity government within hours.