The eyes of the world are focused on events in Israel, where the death toll is rising after the attack carried out by Hamas militants. There were also retaliatory strikes. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a clear declaration in his evening speech.
On Saturday, October 7, the military command of the radical Palestinian group Hamas announced the launch of an armed operation against Israel. In the morning, sirens sounded, warning of a missile strike.
Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel will settle accounts with anyone who wrongs it
An army spokesman said that Palestinian forces had infiltrated Israeli territory from sea, land and air. Military representatives estimated that 2,500 missiles were fired at Israel. rockets from the Gaza Strip. Hamas believes that there were twice as many. – Citizens of Israel, we are in a state of war and we will win it – said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. – Israel will settle accounts with anyone who wrongs it – the politician announced in his evening speech and assured that Hamas would be defeated.
The military confirmed emerging reports that Hamas militants have kidnapped and are holding Israelis in the Gaza Strip. However, army representatives refused to outline the scale of this phenomenon. In recent hours, videos have appeared on social media showing Hamas fighters dragging dead Israeli soldiers behind them and parading through the streets with captured, often bloody civilians. There were also reports that they went door to door and randomly murdered people they met.
Hamas attack on Israel. Joe Biden’s firm words
Leaders of various countries, including the President of Poland, commented on the matter. “I am shocked by the news of today’s brutal attack by Hamas on Israel. Rocket attacks and the holding of civilians hostage are our deepest objections. Poland condemns all acts of violence. I express my deepest condolences to all those affected by the attack,” wrote Andrzej Duda on the X website (formerly Twitter). Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau also issued a short statement.
Joe Biden said the United States stands with Israel and will “never let you down.” The US president added that in the face of terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas, Israel has the right to defend itself. – There is never an excuse for terrorist attacks, and my administration’s support for Israel’s security is solid and unwavering, the politician emphasized.
As Sky News reported, citing Israeli media reports, 250 people were killed and more than 1,100 were injured as a result of the attacks carried out by Hamas in Israel. In retaliatory attacks, 232 people were killed and approximately 1,600 were injured.