Gaza, The Indonesia Post – The Palestinian group Hamas on Sunday (8/10) morning revealed that the number of Israelis arrested in a shocking attack was “many times higher”, not just dozens.
A spokesman for Hamas’ armed wing, Qassam Brigades, said the captured Israelis were scattered throughout the Gaza Strip.
At least 300 Israelis were killed and more than 1,500 others injured when Hamas launched thousands of rockets and parachuted hundreds of fighters into Israel near the Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, according to Israel’s Health Ministry.
Israel’s retaliatory attacks on the Gaza Strip killed more than 230 Palestinians and injured thousands, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
The Israeli military confirmed that a number of its citizens were captured by Hamas during the attack without specifying the exact number.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel “declared war” with Hamas. He then urged civilians in Gaza to leave the area because the Israeli military would “turn all Hamas hideouts into rubble”. (mhn/bbs)