Hamas attacks Israel!

Hamas attacks Israel!

Hal Turner is a good source of news hot off the press despite his obvious biases. I am no longer subscribed to his website because I have not been able to figure a way to get money to him in any way that is viable to me. His coverage has lots of tweets etc. that I cannot reproduce here.

Read Hal Turner’s coverage HERE

Here are the main points:

Israel Under Attack! 800+ Missiles Fired from GAZA; HAMAS Enters Israel by land and by Air! IDF Declares “State of War”

Netanyahu Tells Gaza Residents To Clear Out, Says IDF “Will Use All Its Strength” To “Destroy” Hamas

Update (1835ET): Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned residents of Gaza to “leave now, because we will operate forcefully everywhere.”

Hamas wants to murder us all. This is an enemy that murders children and mothers in their homes, in their beds, an enemy that abducts the elderly, children and young women, that slaughters and massacres our citizens, including children, who simply went out to enjoy the holiday.

What happened today is unprecedented in Israel – and I will see to it that it does not happen again. The entire government is behind this decision.

The IDF will immediately use all its strength to destroy Hamas’s capabilities. We will destroy them and will forcefully avenge this dark day that they have forced on Israel and its citizens. As Bialik wrote: ‘Revenge for the blood of a little child has yet been devised by Satan’.

All of the places which Hamas is deployed, hiding and operating in, that wicked city, we will turn them into rubble.

I say to the residents of Gaza: Leave now because we will operate forcefully everywhere.

At this hour, the IDF is clearing the terrorists out of the last communities. They are going community by community, house by house, and are restoring our control.

I embrace and send heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families whose loved ones were murdered today in cold blood and endless brutality.

We are all praying for the well-being of the wounded and all those who are being held hostage. I say to Hamas: You are responsible for their well-being. Israel will settle accounts with anyone who harms one hair on their heads.

I appeal to the residents of the south: We all stand alongside you. We are all proud of your heroism and your fighting.

To our beloved IDF soldiers, police officers and security forces personnel, remember that you are the continuation of the heroes of the Jewish people, of Joshua, Judah Maccabee and the heroes of 1948 and of all of Israel’s wars.

You are now fighting for the home and future of us all. We are all with you. We all love you. We all salute you.

To the medical and rescue teams, and the many volunteers in a long list of places, the people of Israel salute you. With your spirit, we will overcome our enemies.

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Update(1430ET):Former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) international spokesperson Jonathan Conricus has summed up what this day means for Israel, calling in the country’s “Pearl Harbor” moment.

“The entire system failed. It’s not just one component. It’s the entire defense architecture that evidently failed to provide the necessary defense for Israeli civilians,” he told CNN of the surprise invasion from Gaza militants. “This is a Pearl Harbor type of moment for Israel, where there was reality up until today, and then there will be reality after today.”

Via AP: “Palestinians terrorists transport an abducted Israeli civilian [covered in a sheet] from Kibbutz Kfar Azza into the Gaza Strip.”

Town-by-town and farm-by-farm fighting is still underway given Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) reportedly control swathes of southern territory and even military outposts in Israel.

Netanyahu and his cabinet now must be contemplating what will surely be a high-risk rescue operation and potential ground incursion.

Every hour results in even more incredible, shocking footage being released of dead Israeli soldiers and civilians. The Times of Israel is reporting that over 200 Israelis have been killed, and at least 1,000 injured. The death toll is also mounting into the hundreds on the Gaza side as Israel retaliates.

In some instances, there are what look like Israeli soccer moms and their families being escorted barefoot across the border.

Video footage suggests at least dozens of Israelis have been taken captive, possibly even hundreds.

Grandmothers, men, women, children – the young and old – are being paraded in front of Hamas and PIJ cameras…

At the same time, the expected Israeli aerial assault has begun. In some instances entire apartment housing blocks have been leveled.

There are reports saying that the IDF has taken back some of the bases seized by small teams of Palestinian militants earlier in the day.

…all of this after what was clearly a well-coordinated attack long in planning:

But what the world woke up to at the start of Saturday were unprecedented scenes of Israelis in retreat…

Rockets have continued to reach Tel Aviv from Gaza, and air raid sirens are active across many parts of the country.

Gaza apartments flattened by Israeli strikes…

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Palestinian militants on Saturday morning launched an “unprecedented” infultration attack on Israel, the biggest in years, sending fighters over the border from Gaza, firing thousands of rockets and killing dozens of Israelis. In response, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a call-up of reservists and said “we are at war.”

Here are the latest highlights from the rapidly changing situation:

  • Militant group Hamas launched a sustained barrage of more than 5,000 rockets in a coordinated attack by land, sea and air. According to the NYT, the Hamas assault from Gaza on southern Israel has had few precedents in its complexity and scale, invading several Israeli towns and firing thousands of rockets toward cities as far away as Jerusalem.
  • The Israeli military said that at least 2,200 rockets had been fired into Israel by 11 a.m. on Saturday and that armed gunmen had crossed the border fence in several locations along Israel’s perimeter with Gaza, a poor coastal enclave that has been under blockade by Israel and neighboring Egypt for 16 years.
  • In addition to land, the militants also crossed into Israel by sea and air, according to the Israeli military. By late morning, at least 22 Israelis had been killed in the surprise attacks from Gaza and hundred more injured according to Israel’s main ambulance service, and Israel had retaliated with massive strikes on Gazan cities, killing at least one Palestinian, according to local reports.
  • Palestinian militants infiltrated at least seven Israeli communities and army bases this morning, according to the Israeli military spokesman, Lt. Col. Richard Hecht. He said militants had reached the city of Sderot; the small towns of Kfar Azza, Nahal Oz, Magen, Beeri; the military bases of Reim and Zikim, which are close to towns of the same name; and the militarized border checkpoint at Erez. Fighting was ongoing at or near the at least three of those places, he said.
  • Israel’s emergency services said 22 people have been killed in the surprise attacks from Gaza and hundred more injured.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country was now “at war” and that he had convened the heads of the security forces and instructed them to first clear all Israeli villages of Palestinian militants who had entered from Gaza.
  • Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, said that there was a military operation “in defense of the Aqsa mosque,” the hotly contested holy site in Jerusalem that thousands of Jews have visited in recent weeks, and against the Israeli blockade.
  • Israeli hospitals said they had received hundreds of wounded. Soroka Medical Center in the southern city of Beersheba had admitted more than 80 people, with some “in very difficult condition,” a hospital spokeswoman said. The ambulance service, Magen David Adom, issued an urgent call for blood.
  • Israel Defense Forces said they were carrying out strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza in response to the attacks on Israel.
  • Air-raid sirens sounded in Jerusalem, while explosions were heard in Tel Aviv

More details:

The ruling Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip carried out an unprecedented attack on Israel at daybreak Saturday, firing thousands of rockets as dozens of fighters infiltrated the heavily fortified border in several locations by air, land and sea, catching the country off guard on a major holiday.

Several hours after the invasion began, Hamas militants were still fighting gunbattles inside several Israeli communities in a surprising show of strength that shook the country. Israel’s national rescue service said at least 22 people have been killed, dozens of Israelis taken hostage, and hundreds wounded, making it the deadliest attack in Israel in years. 

At least 561 wounded people were being treated in Israeli hospitals, including at least 77 who were in critical condition, according to an Associated Press count based on public statements and calls to hospitals.

There was no official comment on casualties in Gaza, but Associated Press reporters said they witnessed the funerals of 15 people who were killed and saw another eight bodies arrive at a local hospital. It was not immediately clear if they were fighters or civilians.

As the AP also reports, social media was replete with videos of Hamas fighters parading what appeared to be stolen Israeli military vehicles through the streets and at least one dead Israeli soldier within Gaza being dragged and trampled by an angry crowd of Palestinians shouting “Allahu Akbar.”

Hamas has invaded towns in southern Israel and is shooting people (warning: disturbing)…

Videos released by Hamas appeared to show at least three Israelis captured alive. The military declined to give details about casualties or kidnappings as it continued to battle the infiltrators.

“We are at war,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised address, declaring a mass army mobilization. “Not an ‘operation,’ not a ‘round,’ but at war.” “The enemy will pay an unprecedented price,” he added, promising that Israel would “return fire of a magnitude that the enemy has not known.”

At a meeting of top security officials later on Saturday, Netanyahu said the first priority was to “cleanse the area” of enemy infiltrators, then to “exact a huge price from the enemy,” and to fortify other areas so that no other militant groups join the war.

The serious invasion on Simchat Torah, a normally joyous day when Jews complete the annual cycle of reading the Torah scroll, revived painful memories of the 1973 Mideast war practically 50 years to the day, in which Israel’s enemies launched a surprise attack on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.

Comparisons to one of the most traumatic moments in Israeli history sharpened criticism of Netanyahu and his far-right allies, who had campaigned on more aggressive action against threats from Gaza. Political commentators lambasted the government over its failure to anticipate what appeared to be a Hamas attack unseen in its level of planning and coordination.

The Israeli military struck targets in Gaza in response for some 2,500 rockets that sent air raid sirens wailing constantly as far north as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. It said its forces were engaged in gunfights with Hamas militants who had infiltrated Israel in at least seven locations. The fighters had sneaked across the separation fence and even invaded Israel through the air with paragliders, the army said.

Israeli TV broadcast footage of explosions tearing through the Gaza-Israel border fence, followed by what appeared to be Palestinian gunmen riding into Israel on motorcycles. Gunmen also reportedly entered on pickup trucks.

It was not immediately clear what prompted Hamas to launch the attacks, which would have likely required months of planning. But over the past year Israel’s far-right government has ramped up settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, Israeli settler violence has displaced hundreds of Palestinians there, and tensions have flared around a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.

The shadowy leader of Hamas’ military wing, Mohammed Deif, announced the start of what he called “Operation Al-Aqsa Storm.” The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam, and is located on the holiest site for Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount.

“Enough is enough,” Deif, who does not appear in public, said in the recorded message, as he called on Palestinians from east Jerusalem to northern Israel to join the fight. “Today the people are regaining their revolution.”

In a televised address, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned that Hamas had made “a grave mistake” and promised that “the state of Israel will win this war.”

The infiltration of fighters into southern Israel marked a major escalation by Hamas that forced millions of Israelis to hunker down in safe rooms. Cities and towns emptied as the military closed roads near Gaza. Israel’s rescue service and the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza appealed to the public to donate blood.

“We understand that this is something big,” Lt. Col. Richard Hecht, an Israeli army spokesman, told reporters. He said the Israeli military had called up the army reserves.

Hecht declined to comment on how Hamas had managed to catch the army off guard. “That’s a good question,” he said.

Ismail Haniyeh, the exiled leader of Hamas, said that Palestinian fighters were “engaged in these historic moments in a heroic operation” to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the thousands of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

Israel has built a massive fence along the Gaza border meant to prevent infiltrations. It goes deep underground and is equipped with cameras, high-tech sensors and sensitive listening technology. Israel has maintained a blockade over Gaza since Hamas seized control of the territory in 2007. The bitter enemies have fought four wars since then. There have also been numerous rounds of smaller fighting between Israel and Hamas and other smaller militant groups based in Gaza.

The blockade, which restricts the movement of people and goods in and out of Gaza, has devastated the territory’s economy. Israel says the blockade is needed to keep militant groups from building up their arsenals. The Palestinians say the closure amounts to collective punishment.

The escalation comes after weeks of heightened tensions along Israel’s volatile border with Gaza, and heavy fighting in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Saturday’s wide-ranging assault threatened to undermine Netanyahu’s reputation as a security expert who would do anything to protect Israel. It also raised questions about the cohesion of a security apparatus crucial to the stability of a country locked in low-intensity conflicts on multiple fronts and facing threats from Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah congratulated Hamas on Friday, praising the attack as a response to “Israeli crimes” and saying the militants had “divine backing.” The group said its command in Lebanon was in contact with Hamas about the operation.


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The timing of the assault was striking, hitting Israel at one of the lowest moments in its history. It followed months of profound anxiety about the cohesion of Israeli society and the readiness of its military, a crisis set off by the government’s efforts to reduce the power of the judiciary. And the violence came 50 years and a day after the Yom Kippur War of 1973, when Israel was also surprised by a complex Arab attack, leading to huge Israeli losses and soul-searching about the state of the country.

Muhammad Deif, the leader of the military wing of Hamas, the Islamic militant organization that controls Gaza, said in a recorded message that the group had decided to launch an “operation” so that “the enemy will understand that the time of their rampaging without accountability has ended.”

In response to the Hamas attack, the Israeli military said it launched strikes against 17 military compounds and locations connected to Hamas’s leadership in Gaza. The army released videos of strikes on cars, Palestinian militants and other targets. Dozens of air force jet fighters launched the attacks, the Israeli military said.

The Israel Defense Force has 169,000 active-duty troops and 465,000 reservists and remains the Middle East’s most formidable force, supplied with some of the most advanced drones and other weapons from Israel’s technology sector and from the U.S., which provides Israel with $3.8 billion in annual military assistance.

The Israeli military has conducted frequent raids in Palestinian cities and refugee camps, with bloody confrontations ensuing with well-armed militants. The army also flooded southern Israel with ground troops to manage the incursion, it said.

The IDF said it had named the counter offensive against Hamas operation swords of iron.

Meanwhile, as the WSJ details, the declaration of war by Israel against Hamas comes at a time of turmoil in Israeli politics.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has faced a backlash against legislation introduced to limit the power of the Supreme Court. His coalition passed the first part of the law in July, prompting mass protests and raising fears about Israel’s national security.

Thousands of military reservists said at the time they would quit as a result of the change to the law, and union leaders and medical professionals threatened mass work stoppages. Military officials have warned that the legislation was undermining unity within the military.

The law takes away the Supreme Court’s ability to nullify government decisions it finds “unreasonable in the extreme”—a concept that lawmakers in Netanyahu’s coalition said was nebulous and allowed liberal judges to overturn the will of an increasingly right-wing electorate.

The effort to overhaul the judiciary has been the governing coalition’s priority since Netanyahu was re-elected last year. Coalition members have said the government plans to move ahead with the next part of the overhaul, which would aim to change the way judges are appointed, after the Israeli parliament, or Knesset, reconvenes in mid-October. The law is being challenged in Israel’s Supreme Court.

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Western nations condemned the incursion and reiterated their support for Israel, while others called for restraint on both sides.

“The U.S. unequivocally condemns the unprovoked attacks by Hamas terrorists against Israeli civilians,” said Adrienne Watson, spokeswoman for the U.S. National Security Council. “We stand firmly with the government and people of Israel and extend our condolences for the Israeli lives lost in these attacks.”

Watson said Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, has spoken with his Israeli counterpart, Tzachi Hanegbi.

Saudi Arabia, which has been in talks with the U.S. about normalizing relations with Israel, released a statement calling on both sides to exercise restraint. The kingdom said it had repeatedly warned about “ the dangers of the situation exploding as a result of the continued occupation (and) the Palestinian people being deprived of their legitimate rights.”

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Finally, there is some speculation that Iran may get dragged into what is rapidly emerging as the worst Middle-Eastern crisis in years, with various pro-Israeli hawks claiming that the Hamas attack would have only occurred with explicit Iranian backing. If Israel does indeed attack Iran, as it has hinted it would do for years, may we suggest you fill up your gas tank.

From British Mainstream TV

Israeli News

Netanyahu vows to turn Gaza into ‘ruins’

The Israeli PM urged civilians to leave Gaza, warning the war with Hamas “will take time” and be a “difficult” one

PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to “take revenge for this black day” and turn all the sites used by Palestinian militant group Hamas into “ruins” in the aftermath of a massive attack by the militant group on southern Israel.

In a new televised address late on Saturday, the Israeli PM called Gaza “the city of evil,” urging civilians to immediately leave the overcrowded Palestinian enclave, home to an estimated 2 million people.

“All the places that Hamas hides in, operates in, we will turn them into ruins,” Netanyahu stated. “Get out of there now.”

“What happened today has never been seen before in Israel, and I will ensure it never happens again. The entire government supports this decision. The IDF will immediately use all its power to destroy Hamas’ capabilities,” he added, warning that Israel is headed for a “difficult” war that is set to “take time.”

The new escalation between Hamas and Israel began early on Saturday, when the militant group launched a major attack from Gaza. Hamas attacked multiple locations in southern Israel, overrunning military installations and breaching the border at different points. During the attacks, the militants destroyed and captured assorted Israeli military hardware, as well as killed and took prisoner multiple Israeli soldiers and civilians, footage circulating online suggests.

The hostilities continued through the day, with Hamas launching several massive barrages of rockets deeper into Israeli territory. Israel conducted multiple air strikes on Gaza, destroying several high-rise buildings purportedly used by Hamas. Netanyahu has squarely described the escalation as a “war,” announcing the call-up of reservists to further bolster the ranks of the country’s military.

Massive IDF call-up as gunfights continue in towns; 250 Israelis dead, rockets persist

Over 1,500 injured in surprise Hamas assault; devastating reports of carnage emerge as security forces free some Gaza border communities held by terrorists for long hours

From Iranian, Press TV

Palestinian resistance on verge of ‘great victory’: Hamas chief

Head of the political bureau of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says the resistance group is on the “verge of a great victory,” following its surprise offensive against Israeli-occupied territories.

Ismail Haniyeh made the remarks in televised a speech on Saturday, after Palestinian fighters launched their biggest operation against the occupying regime in years and crossed the fence into Israeli-occupied cities, with hundreds of rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip.

“We are on the verge of a great victory and a clear conquest on the Gaza front,” Haniyeh said, adding that the battle has moved into the heart of the “Zionist entity.”

From an Italian anti-zionist site, Gospa News

Again Missiles, Blood, War in Holy Land! Hamas reacts to the Daily Crimes of NaziZionist Bibi’s Israeli Hitmen

“Enough is enough, the cycle of intifadas (uprisings) and revolutions in the battle to liberate our (Palestinian) land and our prisoners languishing in occupation (Israeli) prisons must be completed,” he stated.

by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel is at war in his first comments after Palestinian armed group Hamas launched a major surprise attack on Israel earlier on Saturday.

The Times of Israeli said Palestinian fighters infiltrated the town of Sderot and other settlements.“At least 6 people were killed and nearly 200 injured, and some casualties were reported in Sderot,” the newspaper reports.

The toll rapidly rose to 100 killed and 908 injured among Israeli settlers.

The Palestinian guerrillas also took many hostages among Israeli civilians, it is estimated at least a hundred.

The Hamas ground and air attack that took Israel by surprise began in the early hours of October 6, exactly fifty years after the start of the Yom Kippur War (1973), an Arab military operation that initially it caught the Jewish state unprepared, to the point that it feared succumbing for a few days.

Israel at War

“Citizens of Israel, we are at war. And we will win,” Netanyahu said in a video address.

“The enemy will pay a price like they have never known before,” he vowed, referring to Hamas.

The number of victims of Israeli shelling attacks of the Gaza Strip has reached 198, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. On its Telegram channel, it said that 198 people had been killed. According to its data, as of now, 1,610 individuals have been wounded.

Before accusing Hamas of an unprecedented bloody terrorist attack as Atlanticist politicians and mainstream media do, certainly censorable in an ideal world where the killer missions of Turkish jihadists and American soldiers in Syria would also be condemned in the same way, the context must be understood where this latest tragedy is taking place.

The continuous Killer Missions ordered by Bibi

In fact, with the excuse of hunting down terrorists, for months the Israeli Army has been carrying out daily reprisals in the occupied territories of the West Bank, causing deaths among civilians, even during religious ceremonies.

Since returning to the government of Israel in 2022, Prime Minister Bibi has done nothing but try to open an internal war front with Palestinians in the Occupied Territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip but also with the neighboring countries of Lebanon and Syria which, not having a an air force minimally comparable to that of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) were forced only to try to defend themselves with anti-missile systems.

Netanyahu always needs to trigger new conflicts both for the pragmatic reason of having the emergency excuse to ban the Israeli riots against the justice reform implemented to cover up the corruption investigations concerning him, and to convey to the Western world – which unfortunately supports the Israeli Zionists without ifs or buts – the fake image of a country victim of an eternal Shoah by Muslims.

This philosophy is the same that justified the birth of the State of Israel after the holocaust caused by the Nazis in Europe in a complicity between Adolph Hitler, of presumed Ashkenazi origins (the heirs of the Khazars who converted to Judaism despite not being of the Semitic race), and the Masonic West of the Rockefellers who financed it.

However, this rereading of history cannot be understood if we do not remember that the Zionist Political Movement (born in Europe from the Ashkenazim who are considered by Jewish historians to be the thirteenth tribe of Israel) obtained power of action in Palestine thanks to the Masonic alliance cemented with the Rothschilds in the Balfour Declaration of 1917 which allowed the Zionists to occupy the British colonies, creating the vulnerability of the first expropriations to the Arab populations who inhabited them.

This is why in various articles we have compared Netanyahu to Hitler and defined his Nazi-Zionist ideology as that of the other Ashkenazi Zionist Volodymyr Zelensky.

The president of Ukraine was built by the British intelligence MI6 (since the Kiev Security Forum of 2007, protagonist of the geopolitical formation of the new generations of Ukrainians) in the shadow of NATO and the Zionist George Soros who financed the bloody coup in Kiev in 2014 and already in 1993 he predicted the development of the Atlantic Alliance in the future dimension of a New World Order.

This evolution has in fact materialized with the appointment as General Secretary of Jens Stoltenberg, representative of the Arms Lobby supported by Norge Banks and puppet of Bill Gates for whom he worked as director of the Gavi Alliance in the global immunization plan with vaccines presented in the center Rockefeller conferences at Villa Serbelloni (Bellagio, Lake Como).

The Nazi-Zionist Ideology of two NWO Warlords

In a few lines we have therefore summarized an international intrigue from which the license to kill was born for Zelensky, also using jihadists of ISIS and neo-Nazis of the Azov Battalion, and for Netanyahu using the 007s of the infamous Mossad and the power of a war arsenal guaranteed by Israeli arms corporations which, as far back as 2019, supplied the Tavor TAR-21 assault rifle, produced by IMI and adopted by the Israeli Defense Forces, to the Azov paramilitaries who idolized the Führer’s SS.

All these geopolitical implications allowed the Nazi-Zionist Bibi to be able to bomb Syria thousands of times, even after the terrible earthquake of February 2023, without the slightest interest from the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC), which also ignored the reports from Amnesty International on the war crimes of the Azov neo-Nazis, and from the UN: which has repeatedly called on Israel to respect the United Nations resolution which obliges it to leave the Syrian Golan Heights.

A similar distraction has occurred on the part of the international community towards the daily violations of human rights against Palestinians by the Israeli army.

They represent continuous, meticulous and sinister provocations perpetrated precisely to obtain a reaction from Hamas and the resumption of a military clash in the hope of the Nazi-Zionist Führer Bibi to destroy every trace of the Palestinians in the Holy Land and resume the mad project of Greater Israel for the colonization of the Middle East.

It draws false inspiration from the Torah of the Orthodox Jews who in fact already lined up against Netanyahu in the previous war with the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip in May 2021.

It is no coincidence that Hamas’ furious reaction comes after the continuous operations of the Israeli police against Muslims in the mosque, the killing of a young Palestinian, the 19-year-old Labib Dumaidi, and the attack on his relatives and friends during his funeral.

This circumstance was highlighted only by Press TV, an Iranian information network, which wrote a detailed yet objective report (full article below) on the barrage of missiles launched by the Palestinian organization in Gaza against Israel in the “Flood” operation al-Aqsa”

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the 19-year-old Labib Dumaidi succumbed to his injuries in the early hours of Friday as he was shot in the heart by an Israeli settler in Huwara Town, south of Nablus.

Hamas’ armed wing said more than 5,000 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Saturday, declaring it had started “Operation al-Aqsa Flood”. 

‘Operation al-Quds Flood’: Palestinians capture Israeli base, kill soldiers

originally published by Press TV

All links to previous Gospa News investigations have been added aftermath for the ties with the topics highlighted above or below

Palestinians have launched their biggest operation against Israel in years in a surprise offensive that combined fighters crossing the fence into Israeli occupied cities with a heavy barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip.

Videos purportedly showed resistance fighters inside a military base on Saturday, as bodies of dead soldiers lied on the ground.

The Times of Israeli said Palestinian fighters infiltrated the town of Sderot and other settlements. “At least six people were killed and more nearly 200 wounded, and casualties were reported from Sderot,” the daily reported.

The unprecedented offensive started a few minutes before 7 a.m. as Israelis celebrated the last day of the weeklong Sukkot festival, with hundreds of rockets fired at Israel.

Red alert warning sirens were activated in Tel Aviv, Sde Boker, Arad, and Dimona in the south as explosions were heard by residents on Saturday. In al-Quds, rocket sirens sounded followed by the sound of explosions.  Cars were seen on fire after a rocket landed in Ashkelon, southern Israel.

Hamas’ armed wing said more than 5,000 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Saturday, declaring it had started “Operation al-Aqsa Flood”. 

“We decided to put an end to all the crimes of the occupation, their time for rampaging without being held accountable is over,” Hamas said. “We announce Operation al-Aqsa Flood and we fired, in the first strike of 20 minutes, more than 5,000 rockets.” 

Gaza-based Islamic Jihad said its fighters have joined the operation as Hamas called on Palestinians everywhere to fight and on resistance groups in Lebanon also to join the fighting against Israel.

“We are part of this battle, our fighters are side-by-side with their brothers in the Qassam Brigades until victory is achieved,” said Islamic Jihad armed wing spokesman Abu Hamza on a post on Telegram.

#BREAKING | Deputy Head of Hamas Political Bureau of Hamas, Saleh al-Arouri: Operation #AlAqsa Storm is a battle to attack the Zionist enemy and respond to its crimes.#Gaza #Palestinepic.twitter.com/YyVQpgQivM

— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) October 7, 2023

“This storm which started from Gaza will spread to the West Bank and outside the country and all the places where our people and nation are present,” Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh said.

Haniyeh called the operation historic and epic, saying the main reason for its start was the “criminal aggression of the Zionists in al-Aqsa Mosque, which had reached its peak in recent days”.

Palestinian sources reported the death of a number of Israeli soldiers and settlers. One video near the separation wall purportedly showed a Merkava tank on fire, with several Palestinian youths perched on top.

A witness reporting from the scene is heard saying that the operators of the tank had been captured and taken to Gaza. One video purportedly shows an Israeli soldier being ridden pillion on a motorbike in the custody of two Palestinians and taken to Gaza.

Another video circulating on social media showed large black plumes of smoke and fires from a suspected impact site in Ashkelon.

In Gaza the roar of rocket launches could be heard and residents reported armed clashes along the separation fence with Israel, near the southern town of Khan Younis, and said they had seen significant movement of armed fighters.

Israel’s ambulance service said teams had been dispatched to areas in southern Israel near Gaza and residents were warned to stay inside.

Palestinians in Gaza expressed disbelief at the infiltration into the territories occupied by Israel. “It is like a dream. I still can’t believe it, fighters inside our occupied land?” said one Gaza shopkeeper, quoted by Reuters.

Senior Hamas military commander Mohammad Deif said, “This is the day of the greatest battle end the last occupation on earth.”

He said Palestinian resistance fighters struck numerous Israeli targets, including airports and military facilities. “Today, the wrath of our nation and righteous fighters is boiling over. This is your day to make the enemy understand that its time has come to an end,” the top commander stated.

The operation came a day after Israel marked the 50th anniversary of the 1973 war that brought the entity to the verge of catastrophic defeat following a surprise attack by Syria and Egypt.

“This attack too appeared to catch Israel completely by surprise,” the Times of Israel wrote.

Minister of military affairs Yoav Gallant rushed to Tel Aviv to consult with security chiefs. Hardline prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also to take part. The military said it was moving to a “state of war readiness” and Gallant authorized a widespread call-up of reserves.

Gallant also declared an emergency situation within a range of 80 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. The area includes the major cities Tel Aviv and Beersheba. The military said it carried out at least two airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Military Forces attacked Palestinians attending the funeral procession

On Friday, Israeli military forces attacked hundreds of Palestinians attending the funeral procession of a young Palestinian man in the West Bank, injuring more than 50 people.

According to Palestinian media outlets, the crowd was mourning the 19-year-old Labib Dumaidi, who in the early hours of Friday succumbed to injuries sustained in a raid by Israeli settlers on the town of Huwara, south of Nablus.

Local sources said the Israeli forces attacked Palestinians with live bullets, rubber-coated metal bullets, stun grenades and tear gas to prevent them from continuing the procession.

The reports said 51 citizens were injured, including 19 citizens who were hit with rubber bullets, two of them in the head, and three who were hit with live bullets in the foot.

Israel has escalated its violence against Palestinians recently, particularly after a right-wing cabinet led by Benjamin Netanyahu came to power.

More than 200 Palestinians have been killed this year in the occupied Palestinian territories and Gaza. The majority of these fatalities have been recorded in the West Bank.

The United Nations said 2023 is the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since it began keeping track of fatalities almost two decades ago.

Previously, 2022 had been the deadliest year with 150 Palestinians killed, of whom 33 were minors, according to the UN.

Originally published by Press TV

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