22 Israelis Killed, Over 500 Injured After Hamas Fires 5,000 Rockets From Gaza

Israel on Saturday declared war against Palestine’s Hamas, vowing to avenge a fierce rocket attack that has killed 22 Israelis and which the militants claimed was their “first strike”. Israel has launched air strikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country is at war and Hamas will pay an unprecedented price. “Citizens of Israel, we are at war. This is not an operation, not an escalation – this is war. And we will win. Hamas will pay an unprecedented price,” he said in a video message.


Over 5,000 rockets pierced the sky towards Israel as loud sires blared across the country on this festive holiday morning. The country’s defence forces also alleged an infiltration by Hamas militants, whom they consider terrorists. Paragliders were used in the attack and cars passing by were fired at on the roads, showed visuals from Israel. (LIVE BLOG)

Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said Hamas made a “grave mistake” in launching a war against Israel. “Hamas has made a grave mistake this morning and launched a war against the State of Israel. IDF troops (Israeli army) are fighting against the enemy at every location,” Gallant said in a statement.

The Indian embassy there has asked its citizens living in Israel to remain vigilant and observe safety protocols as advised by local authorities. “Please exercise caution, avid unnecessary movement and stay close to safety shelters,” it said in an advisory.

“The Israel Defense Forces declares a state of readiness for war. There has been widespread rocket fire into Israeli territory from Gaza, and terrorists have infiltrated Israeli territory through various entry points,” Israeli military earlier said and vowed to defend the country.

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