Israel-Hamas war. (file photo)
Amidst the war, terrorist group Hamas has released a 16-page report. In which Hamas has acknowledged some mistakes in the initial violence in Israel, which led to the rapid collapse of the Israeli security and military system and the chaos in the border areas. According to the report, the terrorist group said that the attacks on Israel on October 7 were a necessary step to counter all Israeli conspiracies against the Palestinian people.
Hamas terrorists launched a massive attack against Israel on Saturday by firing rockets from the Gaza Strip. In what is considered one of the biggest attacks on Israel in the last few years, Hamas militants fired nearly 5,000 rockets from Gaza into Israel. Hours after the attacks in southern Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces’ response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in a video statement, “We are at war, and we will win.” Never found out.
1400 people were killed in Hamas attack
The document was Hamas’s first public release in English and Arabic justifying the attacks, which killed about 1,400 people, mostly civilians, AFP reported. During the attack, Hamas had also taken 250 people hostage during their rampage. Israel claims that about 132 people are left in Gaza.
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Israel should stop attacking Gaza
In the statement, Hamas urged an immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza, crimes committed against the entire Gaza population and ethnic cleansing. It says that we emphasize that the Palestinian people have the ability to decide their future and organize their internal affairs. The statement said that no party in the world has the right to take decisions on their behalf.
25 thousand people died
Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said Sunday that the death toll in the war-torn Palestinian territory has risen to 25,000 following Israel’s offensive in the south and renewed bombing in the north. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says about 1.7 million people are displaced in Gaza, about 1 million of whom are in the Rafah area.
Israel increasing pressure against Hamas
UN agencies have warned that there is an urgent need for better aid access given the threat of famine and disease. Meanwhile, Israel is stepping up its pressure against Hamas in southern Gaza as it seeks to destroy the group responsible for the deadliest attack in the country’s history. Rising tensions and violence across the Middle East have also given rise to fears of a wider conflict involving Iran-backed groups in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.