Hamas Surprise Attack Out of Gaza Strip Stuns Israel

Israel retaliation kills nearly 200 Palestinians after Hamas operation

According to the health ministry, at least 198 people died and 1,610 injured in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza as a consequence of Israel’s reprisal for a destroying multi-pronged attack by Hamas forces into Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells his shocked nation: ‘Citizens of Israel, we are at war.’

Earlier Hamas commandos attacked southern Israel after firing over 5,000 rockets from Gaza onto settlements, which was followed by a significant infiltration of armed freedom fighters into the oppressive Jewish state.

“Citizens of Israel, we are at war,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video message from military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Hamas Surprise Attack Out of Gaza Strip Stuns Israel and Leaves Dozens Dead in Fighting, Retaliation

Later that day, Israel’s military said it launched air attacks on Gaza in response to the incident.

“Dozens of [Israeli military] fighter jets are currently striking a number of targets belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip,” according to a report from the Israeli military.

Mohammed Deif, a top Hamas military leader, had earlier stated that the missile launch signaled the start of “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood,” and he urged Palestinians worldwide to oppose the Israeli occupation.

 

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