Israel-Palestine War News LIVE Updates: At least 250 people were killed and several others were injured when Palestinian militants launched more than 5,000 rockets at Israel on Saturday. This action activated air raid sirens across the nation and increased the risk of further intense conflict. Invading Israel in SUVs, motorcycles, and paragliders, hundreds of Hamas militants started shooting at residents. More than 30 minutes went by during the early morning bombardment. “State of war” has been declared by Israel.
Israel has declared a “state of war” after Palestinian militants fired more than 5,000 rockets from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, killing at least 250 people and wounding several others. Hundreds of Hamas militants have infiltrated Israel in SUVs, motorcycles, and paragliders and opened fire at civilians.
At least 250 died in Israel
Israeli media, citing rescue service officials, said at least 250 people were killed and 1,500 wounded, making it the deadliest attack in Israel in decades. At least 232 people in the Gaza Strip were killed and 1,700 wounded in Israeli strikes, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Hamas fighters took an unknown number of civilians and soldiers captive into Gaza.
Backed by a barrage of rockets, Hamas militants stormed from the blockaded Gaza Strip into nearby Israeli towns, killing dozens and abducting others in an unprecedented surprise attack during a major Jewish holiday Saturday. A stunned Israel launched airstrikes in Gaza, with its prime minister saying the country is now at war with Hamas and vowing to inflict an “unprecedented price.”
Hamas terrorists have taken Israeli soldiers and womens in Gaza
Hamas terrorists have taken Israeli soldiers and civilians as hostages, the Israeli military said Saturday. The comments from Israel’s top military spokesperson, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, confirmed some of Israelis’ worst fears since the assault began. Residents of Israeli border towns had told broadcasters that gunmen were moving door to door, looking for civilians and both Hamas and Islamic Jihad, another small militant faction in Gaza, had issued statements claiming to have Israeli captives.
In addition to Hagari’s remarks, video verified by The New York Times appears to show several Israelis being taken hostage by Hamas terrorists in the Be’eri kibbutz, just under 3 miles southeast from the border with Gaza in southern Israel. In the footage, at least five people with their hands behind their backs are being led on a road by armed men on foot and on motorcycles.
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