Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the mobilization of more than 100,000 Israeli forces as his country prepares for a possible ground invasion of Gaza, which has remained under an Israeli air, land and sea blockade since 2007 according to news outlet Breaking Points.
More than 7,00 Israelis and Palestinians have been killed after Hamas fighters went on a rampage inside Israeli territory, taking many Israelis captive. Israel soon launched air strikes on Gaza killing more nearly 500 Palestinians bringing total deaths so far to around 1,200 people. The current numbers of injured on both sides have been tallied at above 5000.
The Telegraph UK reports that at least 1 holocaust survivor in a wheelchair has been taken captive by Hamas. The elderly grandmother was dragged across the border into Gaza, according to a statement by US secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Blinken went on to describe Sunday’s mass attack on Israel as the worst since the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
Video report from Breaking Points can be found below: