Israel declared war on Sunday to the Hamas group, this comes after Hamas’ attack on Israel on Saturday, which left a significant number of people dead and injured.
48 hours after the Hamas strike, the Israeli forces occupied parts Gaza, with the Gaza health ministry stating that over 550 Palestinians had died.
Israel’s military launched rounds of airstrikes against the Hamas-controlled region in reprisal for the militants’ heinous weekend invasion.
On Monday, the Israeli force completely overran Gaza, shutting off the 2.3 million residents’ access to water and electricity and blocking the entry of food, fuel, and supplies.
According to Israeli officials over 700 people including 73 soldiers are said to have passed away after Palestinian Hamas fighters breached the Israel border from Gaza in an unexpected attack during the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah on Saturday.
The Israeli rescuers say they found 260 people dead at the techno music festival.
The Palestinian Hamas fighters said they launched 5000 huge barrage of rockets into southern Israel which began at around 6:30am with one women reported dead from the rockets.
Mohammed Deif, the head of the Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, declared the start of Operation Al-Aqsa flood in Israel in a recorded message targeting enemy positions.
“We announce the start of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and we announce that the first strike, which targeted enemy positions, airports, and military fortifications, exceeded 5,000 missiles and shells,”
According to the US National Security Council, 9 Us citizens are among those who died after Hamas’ attack on Israel.
Israel launched full scale response pounding Gaza with airstrikes, deploying Tanks and drones to guard breaches in the border fence to prevent new attacks by the Hamas group.
Hamas claimed it is holding more than 100 hostages, including Israeli army officers with.
The Islamic Jihad, another armed Palestinian organization, claimed on Sunday that it is holding at least 30 captives in Gaza.
Abdel-Latif al-Qanoua, a spokesperson for Hamas, told The Associated Press over the phone that the organization’s militants were still engaged in combat outside of Gaza and had lately seized more Israelis.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, promised reprisal and threatened that his nation will exact “mighty vengeance.” preparing for and predicting “a long and difficult war.”