Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Israel confirms soldiers and civilians taken hostage by militants

(BBC News) Dozens of Israelis are believed to have been captured by Palestinian militants in an unprecedented assault into Israeli territory.

“We are at war,” says Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

At least 70 people in Israel have been confirmed killed, with hundreds of others being treated in hospitals, according to emergency services.

Nearly 200 people have been killed in retaliatory Israeli strikes in the Gaza strip, officials there say.

Hamas commander Mohammed Deif says the Palestinian militant group had “decided to say enough is enough.”

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-middle-east-67037895

 

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