Hamas Rockets Rain Down on Israeli Cities
In a startling turn of events, the Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise rocket attack on Israel on Saturday morning, leaving at least 22 people dead and over 200 injured. This unprovoked assault rattled southern and central Israel, with nearly 5,000 rockets fired from Gaza as part of what they’re calling “Operation Al Aqsa Storm.”
A Terrifying Visual
A video shared by Reuters captured the harrowing moment when rocket barrages were unleashed from the Gaza Strip into Israeli towns. The footage depicts a surreal and terrifying scene as multiple rockets rain down on Israeli soil.
Chaos in the Skies
The video shows a multitude of rockets soaring across the sky, originating from various directions, before pounding the ground with devastating force. The audio captures the ominous sound of rockets streaking through the air and impacting the earth.
Hamas’ Call to Arms
In a recorded video message, the leader of Hamas’ military wing, Mohammed Deif, urged Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Northern Israel to join their forces and “expel the occupiers and demolish the walls.” He declared, “Today the people are regaining their revolution,” emphasizing their resolve.
It has been revealed that Hamas fired an astonishing 5,000 rockets into Israel, escalating the situation to a critical level. Deif stated, “We must set the earth on fire under the feet of the occupiers.”
In response to these attacks, Israeli forces have engaged Palestinian groups in intense gunfights in multiple locations near the Gaza border, including Kfar Aza, Sderot, Sufa, Nahal Oz, Magen, Be’eri towns, and the Re’im military base, according to the Times of Israel.
The Israel Defense Forces have deployed dozens of fighter jets to strike areas associated with Hamas fighter groups. In a statement, the Israeli Air Force confirmed, “Dozens of fighter jets of the Israeli Air Force are now attacking targets of the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip in several locations.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a resolute statement, declaring, “We are at war, and we will win.”
As the situation unfolds, the world watches with concern, hoping for a swift and peaceful resolution to this crisis.