- Massive Rocket Fire
Hamas claims to have fired 5,000 rockets at Israel in what is being termed as the largest attack in decades.
- Ground Incursion
Militants from Hamas have physically entered Israel from the Gaza Strip, signaling a dramatic escalation in the conflict.
- Israel’s Response
Israel has officially declared a ‘State of War’ and is mobilizing its soldiers in response to the crisis.
- Statements from Both Sides• Hamas Military Chief:“If you have a gun, get it out. This is the time to use it – get out with trucks, cars, axes. Today the best and most honorable history starts.”
• Israel Defense Forces:“In the last hour, the Hamas terrorist organization has begun a massive shooting of rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, and terrorists infiltrated into Israeli territory in a number of different locations.”
“The Hamas terrorist organization is the sovereign in the Gaza Strip and is responsible for this attack. It will face the consequences and responsibility for these events.”
The situation is fluid, with both sides intensifying their actions. We will continue to provide updates as the story unfolds.