More than 1200 killed and 3000 injured by Hamas in Israel

The attack by the  Hamas terrorist group against  Israel resulted in more than 1,200 murders, approximately 3,000 injured, and around 150 people still missing.

Details of the devastating  Hamas attack

Reports from Hebrew media confirmed that the number of murders had reached 1,000 last Tuesday. Volunteer groups like Zaka collaborate with security forces in southern  Israel in post-disaster tasks.

On Wednesday, the Israeli military updated the death toll to 1,200. At the same time, the  Ministry of Health revealed that 2,901 people were injured, of which more than 500 remain hospitalized.

Grief was felt across  Israel on Tuesday, with multiple funeral ceremonies commemorating those who fell in the wake of the attack.

Confrontations in the south and military actions

Israeli security forces confronted terrorists in southern regions, killing several attackers near towns such as  Kfar Maimon and the Erez crossing.

Israeli troops, supported by drones and combat helicopters, neutralized three terrorists in the vicinity of  Ashkelon. During this confrontation, a fire broke out in the surrounding industrial area.

More than 1200 killed and 3000 injured by Hamas in IsraelExplosions light up the sky during Israeli attacks on Gaza City on October 10, 2023. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

Overnight, the army bombed more than 70  Hamas targets in at-Tuffah, in Gaza City, as well as infrastructure belonging to  Islamic Jihad.

Alerts and operations in key areas

Sirens sounded in  Netiv Ha’asara, southern  Israel, after the bombings. The IDF reportedly attacked the residence of Abu Obeida, a Hamas military spokesman.

IDF spokesman  Avichay Adraee claimed that Abu Obeida “coordinated terrorist actions against  Israel .” On the other hand, the IDF carried out raids in  Syria and  Lebanon in response to mortar fire.

The firing of 15 rockets from Lebanon towards  Western Galilee was confirmed, activating alarms in various cities. The Iron Dome system intercepted four of these projectiles.

Israeli response to rocket attacks

After suffering a rocket attack, the  Israeli army confirmed through statements, initially, the use of artillery and, later, tank bombings of  Hezbollah positions. The  Hamas group claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, while  Hezbollah claimed responsibility for an ATGM missile attack.

The situation became complicated on Tuesday when mortar fire was reported from  Syria towards the Golan Heights. The IDF reported that some projectiles entered Israeli territory, landing harmlessly in clear areas. In response,  Israel carried out artillery strikes on Syrian territory.

As the day progressed, Israeli aircraft carried out intense bombing raids on the Gaza Strip, causing enormous damage and generating a climate of panic among the local population.

Humanitarian concern and Israeli commitment

In light of the devastating attack by  Hamas over the weekend, which left a tragic toll on Israeli civilian lives,  Israel has expressed its firm intention to prevent the terrorist group from carrying out a similar act in the future. Humanitarian organizations have urged the creation of aid corridors to Gaza, as hospitals are stretched to breaking point and lack supplies.

More than 1200 killed and 3000 injured by Hamas in Israel
Flames and smoke rise after Israeli shelling in Jal al-Allam, southern Lebanon, on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. (AP/Mohammed Zaatari)

In an attempt to weaken Hamas ‘ capabilities,  Israel has cut off all supply access to Gaza. Following airstrikes near the border, the last access point from  Egypt was closed on Tuesday. The Ministry of Health in Gaza, under the control of  Hamas, reports 700 deaths in the Palestinian enclave due to Israeli reprisals.

Prime Minister  Benjamin Netanyahu declared that anywhere  Hamas operates will suffer devastating consequences. During a conversation with US President  Joe Biden, Netanyahu emphasized the unprecedented cruelty the attacks suffered, comparing them to events as painful as the Holocaust.

International reactions and possible future actions

More than 1200 killed and 3000 injured by Hamas in IsraelA view of the rubble of buildings hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City, on October 10, 2023. (Hatem Moussa/AP)

US President  Joe Biden,  in an emotional speech, pledged to stand with  Israel and described in detail the brutality of the attacks carried out by  Hamas. He mentioned atrocious acts committed against civilians, including children and Holocaust survivors.

On Tuesday, Defense Minister  Yoav Gallant announced that the IDF would launch an “all-out offensive” against the Gaza Strip. In a speech to troops on the Gaza border, Gallant expressed his intention to change the region’s situation radically and emphasized that any attempt to perpetrate atrocities would be met with all necessary force.

In conclusion, an official Egyptian source informed  The Times of Israel that  Egypt has been notified by  Israel about a possible ground campaign in Gaza that could last a month.