Israeli PM declares ‘We are at war’ after unexpected air and ground attack by Hamas

Footage published by Israeli Defense Force of strikes on Hamas assets in the Gaza Strip. Air Force jets have used so far more than 16 tons of munitions.

In a significant escalation of the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestine, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the country to be “at war” on Saturday.

This announcement came after Palestinian militants in Gaza launched a large-scale assault involving a barrage of rockets and ground incursions into Israeli territory, , CNN reported.

The surprise attack, which began early Saturday morning, resulted in at least 40 deaths and over 779 injuries, according to Israel’s rescue service Magen David Adom (MDA). The scale and scope of the assault are unprecedented in recent history.

Approximately 2,200 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel starting at 6:30 a.m., as per the Israeli military. Concurrently, armed gunmen infiltrated across the border in a ground assault into southern Israel. Explosions were heard over Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and in southern Israel, with air raids forcing Israelis to seek shelter underground.

Netanyahu stated that operations were underway to clear out militants from infiltrated towns and that he had also issued a call-up of reservists. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) released video footage of airstrikes on Hamas in Gaza.

Hamas claimed to have captured several Israeli soldiers near the border after its fighters entered Israel by land, sea, and air using paragliders. However, Israel’s military has not confirmed these reports.

Hamas military commander Muhammad Al-Deif dubbed the operation “Al-Aqsa Storm” and stated that the group had targeted enemy positions, airports, and military positions with 5,000 rockets. He added that the assault on Israel was a response to attacks on women, the desecration of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, and the ongoing siege of Gaza.

IDF spokesman Lt Col Richard Hecht confirmed that Israeli forces were currently engaged in ground combat. He listed several locations where fighting was taking place, including villages, army bases, and border crossings.

Residents of Kibbutz Beeri and Kibbutz Nir Oz reported attempts by assailants from Gaza to break into their homes. One resident described how his family had barricaded themselves in a safe room while militants fired at their door.

The current conflict marks a major escalation on the 50th anniversary of the 1973 War in which Arab states blitzed Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.

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  1. J.John-Charles
    October 9, 2023

    Friends victory is sure for Israel.They may lose the battle, but they will triumph in the war. Presently the nation of Israel is in a backsliden condition, but the promises of God re Israel are irrevocable.These nations were living in the LAND before God gave it to them.The Hittites, amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and the Girgashites.
    These nations are no more and God gave it to Abraham and His descendants. Nehemiah 9:7-8.
    God warned His people Israel,if you turn aside, worship idols and practice evil, I will remove you from the LAND and scatter you in every nation and let your enemies occupy the LAND, but God promised to bring them back. in the LAND Jeremiah 16:15.
    So the people you are calling Russians, Ukrainians and what have you, are Israelites born outside Israel, just like my family in U.S but we are Dominicans.
    God pronounced blessings on people and nations that love Israel and a curse on those that hates them. Genesis 12:3. Again Israel is here to stay Jer.31:3.

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    • Gone Are The Days
      October 9, 2023

      Sorry to burst your little bubble there pal, these people have nothing to do with the Bible.

      These are European converts to Judaism from the Khazars, Black Sea area. The Hebrews/Jews were scattered back into Africa north, west, south and east. Not to Europe nor towards Tigris and Euphrates.
      Israel today was given to these white Jews by the western countries that defeated Hitler. Absolutely nothing to do with biblical text.

  2. Lin clown
    October 9, 2023

    East Jerusalem,the Gaza strip and the West Bank were illegally occupied by Israel in 1967.Since then Israel with the support of the US has imposed military rule on the Palestinians in their own land.Even the UN has condemned Israel for building settlements on Palestinian occupied land,yet they support Israel for making slaves ot the Palestinian people.Palestine was named after the Philistines.If God gave Israel land what did he give the Palestinians?

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  3. Jonathan Y St Jean
    October 9, 2023

    It’s shameful what Caucasians will do to people of different ethnicities. There are 1.6 billion Caucasians in the world but over 6 billion Asians and over 1.3 billion blacks. The barbarians from the north have decimated the continents of Africa, Asia the America’s in the name of manifest destiny. They fail to realize that nothing lasts forever. To hear them parrot that “Israel has a right to defend itself ” gives the impression that the Palestinians have no damn right to defend themselves in the face of human atrocities by their creation, the state of Israel. It’s over 400 years the white people of North America are working towards a more perfect union, in which all men are created equal but we see their Supreme Court taking away the rights which were granted towards that perfect union. They point towards Russia and proclaim human rights violations regarding It’s actions in Ukraine but Israel is not held to account for what it’s doing in Palestine for decades. Shame.

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  4. J. John-Charles
    October 9, 2023

    All you hear from South to north, east to west.
    “The LAND of Israel belongs to the Arabs.”
    You also hear this:
    “The Palestinians are the victims and Israel is an occupier.”
    Now I don’t care whether you believe the Bible or not. It does not change a thing.
    God who cannot lie (Titus1:2) promised the land to Abram (Abraham). Over 3000 yrs ago, God told him, to leave your country (Iraq) and also your family to a LAND (that is where Israel is presently) that I will show you. Genesis 12:1. Again in verse 7, The Almighty God of the universe told Abraham “To your descendants (Isaac, Jacob and his 12 sons) which was later called the 12 tribes of Israel, I will give this LAND.
    God even gave the boundaries of this land to the people afore-mentioned.God gave the title-deed of this LAND to the people you call occupiers.Genesis 15:13-18.
    God never promised the descendants of Ishmael and Esau that piece of LAND. God
    said, “The LAND is Mine.” Leviticus 25:33.
    There is more to…

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    • Man bite dogs
      October 9, 2023

      J. J Charles, You talking crap, crap, crap Get out of here! You are brain washed, I doubt that you understand what is happening to the Palestinian please Israel are the oppressor supported by the USA and the West must not get away with it enough is enough that s**t must stop!!!

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  5. Putin
    October 9, 2023

    The “occupier” in Ukraine, Russia, is fought by the West using all available means, especially billions of dollars, and all manner of sanctions. Yet, for nearly 60 years, the occupier in “Palestine” is rewarded by the West for murdering Palestinians on a daily basis, stealing Palestinian lands, disregarding international law and UN Resolutions, and blockading and subjugating a people. Israel must be expected to defend itself, within international law. Palestinians must be expected to fight to resist is Israeli, no right is more fundamental than this; even animals fight back when cornered or under threat.

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  6. J.John-Charles
    October 8, 2023

    If Israel was the one unprovoked by the Palestinians and slaughtered over 700 innocent citizens, including women and children, raping the females and using some of them as human shield, what would you conclude? I am just wondering will you sing the same song when Israel respond in kind?

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    • Ibo France
      October 9, 2023

      You watch too much CNN news. It is slanted in Israel’s favour. What Israel does is to bomb residential homes with innocent civilians. Then to justify the slaughter of women, children, babies, they falsely accused the militant group of using the unarmed civilians as human shield.

      Israel also want to start a war with Iran with US help. So they accuse Iran of supplying Hamas with weapons and involvement in the planning of the attacks without the hard facts. They do these two things every time there is a flare up of tensions between them and Hamas.

      Hamas fighters are mostly in tunnels and hideouts. The only thing Israel can do is to flatten residential homes, kill hundreds and thousands of innocent Palestinians, and call it a war against terrorism. Israel’s main objective is to carry out the complete genocide of the Palestinian people for they are God’s chosen people.

      • Man bite dogs
        October 9, 2023

        J. J Charles, You talking crap, crap, crap Get out of here! You are brain washed, I doubt that you understand what is happening to the Palestinian please Israel are the oppressor supported by the USA and the West must not get away with it enough is enough that s**t must stop!!!

    • ???
      October 9, 2023

      @ J.John-Charles
      Israel has done, and can do more than that!

  7. Questions
    October 8, 2023

    This is on fake srael.
    DNO when are you going to do a story on the latest big Vatican/catholic gathering of bishops which is going to see changes made to the current Euro-hijacked Bible, including gay and priests marriage etc.etc.?

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  8. I Am You
    October 8, 2023

    Truth is always stranger than fiction..
    Who are the aggressors and who is being oppressed. the aggressors are never the poor but those with great wealth and power of position. it is the poor who do the fighting and the poor who die..

    This conflict is to serve the same purpose as the pandemic the destruction being caused by the climate and the conflict between russia and ukriane. all these are connected and directed towards the poor..

    2024 and beyond..goodness me. listen..none of these man made religions have served anyone up to now. none of them. world events continue to move from bad to worse despite them. those who create the conflict have a scripture in one hand and a gun in the other. the church one of the wealthiest organisations in the world are abusers of children. it is not heaven but hell. and those who are masters of death are preparing to bring it to its end. there will be a Big.Bang and the night of hell will end and the day of heaven will return. so it is forever..

  9. Jeff
    October 8, 2023

    these ppl all detest black people so. that’s on then. I have no feeling towards it.

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    • Did you create yourself or the universe?
      October 8, 2023

      Do you think the Creator is a racist? Food for thought. All your thinkings is about being black as though the Creator only created blacks. Are you not aware of blacks killing blacks?
      Get off your high horses and respect the one who gave us the breathe of life. This is also for all promoting hatred against one another whether blue, black, etc., we are not better than any other. We all need Jehovah whether we be kings, PM, or whatever classy, position, clan we be.
      The earth and the fullness belongs to our Father. All we have to do is to be loving and follow the Lord’s commandments. Love will make everything easy though. All the problems are because of sin, disobedience and wanting to be selfish by doing things in our own strength. We are nothing without depending on the Creator. See the chaos around us all of our doing. Repent and turn to God. The answer to all our problems are in the life’s manual the Holy Bible. Now do not start the lame excuse that it is a white man

    • Gone Are The Days
      October 8, 2023

      But Jeff, these are not the Jews the Bible talked about. The Bible IS African History.
      These people are converts to Judaism, white people, Europeans that Russia banished 1000 – 1100 AD from the Khazars, somewhere around the Black Sea (find on map). All indigenous populations from that area are Africans, Egyptians, very dark, and still there in Jerusalem oppressed by both sides.

  10. October 7, 2023

    everything the Bible says is happening in our eyes the world is in the end we have to Repent and prepare ourselves

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  11. October 7, 2023

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well many people will be killed on both sides but the fact remain that . The Palestinian have a right to resist Israel occupation which is supported by America. America is currently occupying parts of Syria and Iraq but they are supplying arms to Ukraine to resist Russia partial occupation. Israel has over three hundred nuclear weapons but they complain about Iran nuclear program even though Iran don’t have any nuclear weapons. To solve this problem Israel must end its occupation and the Palestinians must have their independent country.

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    • Ibo France
      October 8, 2023

      The Americans MUST take the bulk of the blame for the present atrocities between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

      The United States has repeatedly vetoed many resolutions passed by the UN Security Council for ending the illegal and inhumane occupation of the Palestinian territories. They have supplied Israel with the most sophisticated weapons plus billions of dollars every year to boost their military strength. In fact, Israel has once boasted that it has the survivability of a super power.

      America has condoned and even supported unprovoked attacks by Israel on the Gaza Strip, West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq. Their reason is Israel has the right to protect itself. Don’t the Palestinians have the right to their freedom? For sixty (60) consecutive years they have lived in an open air prison subjected to all forms of evils perpetrated by the self-righteous Israelis. Enough is enough.

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  12. Ibo France
    October 7, 2023

    The people who occupy Israel presently are mostly Russian Jews. They have deprived the Palestinians of their la

    Homeland and made the Gaza Strip the biggest outdoor prison.

    What we have in Israel today is apartheid. The US and the Western World have stood quietly by and watch the genocide of the Palestinians. Israel is given carte blanche permission to make incursions into Gaza and kill Palestinan men, women and children with impunity. The Israelis also indiscriminately destroy the living quarters of these beleaguered people.

    The BBC, CNN and all the other American news networks, are going to report with a bias in favour of Israel. There will be no context nor enlightenment as to the reasons Hamas chose to launch this ‘suicidal’ attacks.

    P.S. The Israelis are not God’s chosen people. This is a monumental misconception perpetuated by Christians. How can a just God favour one ethnicity of people over all the others. Brainwashing that!

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    • Dreadidiah
      October 8, 2023

      I will be kind and give you some information in the hope that you will learn something. Like the man said ‘I may not be able to increase your intelligence but I can rearrange your ignorance for you…”
      First of all you refer to a palestinian “homeland”. Where is that? Was there ever a palestinian nation there? Or anywhere? The answer is no. That land has always been the ancient and historic home of the Jewish people who were dreiven out by wicked men in centuries past. At some point in the past, with the Jews driven out, Arabs from Jordan and surrounding countries came to live in the land. They are the interlopers. If I vacate my house for a few years for whatever reason, it’s still my house, no one has the right to occupy my property or claim it as theirs.

      It’s just sad to see our otherwise intelligent Dominicaan people swallow this wicked and evil palestinian lie. These so-called ‘Palestinians’ have no history in or claim to the land of Zion.

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      • Jonathan Y St Jean
        October 9, 2023

        @Dreadidiah, in keeping with your analogy about the vacated house, how can you be right when you return to imprison those who are in the house and carryout atrocities against them which the UN says violates human rights?. Even in Dominica if you vacate your land after 12 years you have to consult with the present occupier before you decide to do whatever with the land. The Israelis must realize that violent dehumanizing treatment of the Palestinians isn’t the solution. It hasn’t produced the peace and security they thought the imprisonment of the Palestinians would give. It’s time for the Americans to find a different solution and stop the shallow statement that Israel has a right to defend itself. The Palestinians have a right to fight for their survival too. Let America use the $3 billion a year it gives to Israel to fund a resettlement for the Palestinians. Providing arms to Israel is feeding the military industrial complex not funding peace.

  13. He’ll be back
    October 7, 2023

    Israeli pm likes war. That’s what he is living for. But we are definitely in perilous times, and not many people know exactly what that means even if the dictionaries give a snippet of the biblical meaning. I want my family, friend and beloved sisters and brothers to take heed of the time in which we live. We are only able to secure the destination of our soul while we are yet alive. Don’t leave it to chance or in the hands of the priest, pastor or any preacher. The Bible says, “prepare to meet your God.” If we aren’t prepared we’ll meet Him at our own peril. There’s a lot said in scriptures concerning Israel 🇮🇱 and what will happen to this nation before Christ returns to this earth. Don’t forget; He said, “I will come again.” This time won’t be as the first. Men will run to the rocks crying, “fall on us and hide us from the wrath of God.” Get to know Jesus Christ today. Don’t put it off. You can ask for mercy right where you are. God loves you. But if you refuse to accept His love

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    • No He's Not
      October 8, 2023

      There’s no raptor, and no, Jesus is not coming back. It’s all allegory, stories written by African people with morals to them. Europeans never understood what the Africans wrote on their temple walls and papyri to regurgitate to you in prep for your enslavement; many of those words still on wall of ruins in Egypt and Sudan. What Europeans couldn’t confiscate, steal and carry to Europe in their invasion of your continent (and our generation is demanding the return) that they still need to keep us poor and broke.

    • Dreadidiah
      October 8, 2023

      So I get the impression that you don’t like the Israeli PM. That’s okay, you don’t have to like everybody but why do you say he likes war? His country just suffered a surprise attack and you say he likes war? Are you thinking right?

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      • Ibo France
        October 9, 2023

        You could not have given yourself a more appropriate moniker. It’s complete nonsense and so are you. Balderdash!

        • Dreadidiah
          October 9, 2023

          Perfect. Instead of answering a substantive question and defending your statement, you resort to name calling. That is actually the sign of an idiot but I will not call you an idiot. Instead I will give you this exhortation: Learn to think, and do not take public positions based on emotion. People who do that are only exposing their intellectual vacuity.

  14. MEME
    October 7, 2023

    This was a massive intelligence failure by Israel……Caught 100% by surprise by among others, militants on gliders. With some of their soldiers captured, Israel goes all out to crush the attackers, the captured soldiers may be killed. I wait to see how it ends!!
    The world needs peace not war!!

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    • Ibo France
      October 8, 2023

      No one wins in a war of tis nature as there is too much destruction and carnage. Others believe that war is sometimes a necessary evil. How can you expect to wrongfully imprison over two million people for sixty straight years with no hope of ever being freed and expect them not to rebel?

      All people deserve their birthright freedom.

  15. Left Egypt Black returned white
    October 7, 2023

    That’s what Israel gets today for being fake-jews that left Egypt Black and returned white.

    When Britain gave Egypt to Arabs that had previously invaded and took it from the indigenous Africans, before the French invaded them and exploded the nose of the Sphinx for looking too much like the Africans; their 1st president Nasser said to these white converts to Judaism from the Khazars: “You will never live in peace in Palestine, you left Egypt Black and you return white”.

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