Israel under attack as Palestinian fighters take control over border in Gaza

The Middle East nation of Israel has declared a state of war after Palestinian fighters launched the largest attack on Saturday October 7, 2023.

The Palestinian fighters are said to have also gained control over Israel’s border in Gaza while taking several several civilians and military personnel hostage.

According to Al Jazeera, Palestinian fighters from Hamas launched rockets of fire from multiple locations around 06:30am local time (03:30 GMT) on Saturday and continued for nearly half an hour.

A senior military commander of Hamas, Mohammed Deif also announced the start of a military operation in a broadcast on Hamas media.

Deif called on Palestinians everywhere to take up the fight against Isreal while describing the attack as “Operation Al-Aqsa Storm”

Meanwhile, Israel’s Defense Minister has said Hamas has ‘made a grave mistake’ by attacking the Middle East nation.

The group [Hamas] according to The Spectator Index has taken some captured Israelis into the Gaza Strip.

They are reported to have also killed the Mayor of Israel’s Sha’ar Hanegev region, Ofir Libstein.

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