The death toll continues to climb across Israel after last weekend’s sneak by Hamas. More than 1,200 Israelis are believed to be dead. Thousands more were wounded and hundreds have been taken captive.
There are also reports of an untold number of Americans who were either killed or taken hostage by the Hamas terrorists.
Among the dead are 260 young people who were massacred at an outdoor “peace festival” near the Gaza border.
Entire families were slaughtered in their homes as the savages went door to door in Israeli neighborhoods. Women and children were not spared. They were killed just because they were Jews.
Israel issued a formal declaration of war on Sunday and they have vowed to destroy the enemy.
“There will be no electricity, no food, no fuel. We are fighting human animals and we will act accordingly,” Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said.
He ordered a “complete siege” on Gaza, saying authorities would cut electricity and block the entry of food and fuel. Israel and Egypt have imposed various levels of blockade on Gaza since Hamas seized power from rival Palestinian forces in 2007.
More than 1,000 targets have already been hit in Gaza and the military is expecting to embark on a ground incursion within hours.
The army has called up around 300,000 reservists — a massive mobilization — and that Israel would aim to end Hamas’ rule of Gaza.
“Our task is to make sure that Hamas will no longer have any military capabilities to threaten Israel,” said spokesperson Jonathan Conricus in a video tweeted by Israel’s military. “And in addition to that, we will make sure that Hamas is no longer able to govern the Gaza Strip.”
Gone. They're all gone 💔— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) October 8, 2023
An entire family, Tamar, Yonatan, their 6 yr old daughters Shahar & Arbel, and their 4 yr old son Omer.
They were all slaughtered by Hamas terrorists who infiltrated Kibbutz Nir Oz. Just because they were Jews!
I don't have the words. Only tears … pic.twitter.com/aau4PU0go3
Israeli airstikes against positions belonging to armed Palestinian groups east of Gaza city. pic.twitter.com/NQf61ozjfu— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) October 9, 2023
Significant strike by the Israeli military against a target in al-Shati camp. pic.twitter.com/PVOgwQPs6k— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) October 9, 2023
We just took cover under a huge rocket barrage. Multiple hits in Ashdod. pic.twitter.com/vloaeC15uk— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) October 9, 2023