Following an unexpected large-scale strike by Palestinian militants from Gaza early on Saturday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the nation is “at war.”
“Citizens of Israel, we are at war – not in an operation, not in rounds – at war,” the Israeli leader announced in an address to the nation.
The militant organization Hamas, which governs the coastal enclave, launched a barrage of missiles and dispatched armed men into Israel in an unprecedented and multifaceted offensive on the other side of the protracted conflict.
A significant number of Israeli military bases and settlements were overrun by the attack, with Palestinian terrorists killing significant numbers of Israeli military personnel in addition to innocnent civilians.
They also managed to destroy and capture significant Israeli military equipment.
Hamas claimed to have seized Israeli soldiers and posted videos of them on their social media pages.
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