Israel on Saturday suffered its deadliest terror attack as Palestinian terrorists fired thousands of rockets from Gaza while dozens of terrorists infiltrated parts of the Jewish nation killing and kidnapping innocent civilians and children.
In what many have described as Israel’s own 9/11, Hamas —an Islamic terrorist group— attacked the nation as it celebrated the holiday of Simchat Torah on Shabbat. According to the Daily Mail, more than 300 people are feared dead with over 1,500 people injured in the Saturday attack.
RIGHT NOW: Barzilai Medical Center—in southern Israel—was targeted by Hamas rocket fire.
Hours before the strike, Dr. Chezy Levy, the Director of the medical center, and his staff moved patients to safety.
This is indiscriminate fire against civilians. The IDF will not stand… pic.twitter.com/OS0HLo3CQU
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) October 8, 2023
Graphic images and videos circulating on social media showed Hamas terrorists attacking innocent civilians attending a rave to celebrate the holiday of Simchat Torah. The terrorists also infiltrated dozens of Israeli cities attacking military personnels and taking women and children hostage.
On the high holiday of Shemini Atzeret and the day after the 50th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, Hamas launched the deadliest attack on Israel in years.
The U.S. must provide Israel with every resource necessary to cripple Hamas.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 7, 2023
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus revealed that the number of Israeli citizens held hostage by Hamas is unprecedented in the nation’s history.
“It is unprecedented in our history that we have so many Israeli nationals in the hands of a terrorist organization,” Conricus says. “These are numbers that we have never, ever seen before and these are, they’re unprecedented, and they will force an unprecedented response from Israel.”
Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement Saturday night vowing “mighty vengeance”.
“We are at war, not in an operation or in rounds, but at war. This morning, Hamas launched a murderous surprise attack against the State of Israel and its citizens. We have been in this since the early morning hours,” Netanyahu said in a statement following the attacks. “I convened the heads of the security establishment and ordered – first of all – to clear out the communities that have been infiltrated by terrorists. This currently is being carried out. I have ordered an extensive mobilization of reserves and that we return fire of a magnitude that the enemy has not known. The enemy will pay an unprecedented price. In the meantime, I call on the citizens of Israel to strictly adhere to the directives of the IDF and Home Front Command. We are at war and we will win it.”
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, in a statement, revealed that the IDF is fighting to take out the terrorists who have infiltrated the nation.