Israel Retaliates, Kills 198 Palestinians After Hamas' Offensive

Israel Retaliates, Kills 198 Palestinians After Hamas' Offensive

  • Israeli army has launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip after the armed wing of Hamas fired hundreds of rockets from the Palestinian territory
  • Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza reported that 198 people have been killed and at least 1,610 wounded in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip
  • Israel is conducting air strikes on Palestinian territory after a wide-ranging Hamas assault on Israel

Hamas, Israel - Medical sources in Gaza have said at least 198 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air attacks launched after a Hamas offensive against Israel that killed at least 40.

More than 1,600 people have also been wounded, Al Jazeera reported on Saturday, October 7.

Palestinian policemen loyal to the Hamas movement stand in Gaza City on October 25, 2022. Photo credit: Mahmud HAMS/AFP
Source: UGC

Israel-Gaza latest: 198 killed in Gaza

Per The BBC World News, Israel said earlier it had begun striking targets in the Gaza Strip in response "to the barrages of rockets" that were part of an unprecedented attack by Palestinian militants.

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The conflict started when the controversial Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, launched an operation against Israel in response to what it said was its non-stop attacks against the al-Aqsa Mosque, ABC News reported.

In addition to firing several thousand rockets at Israel, armed Palestinians entered the country by land, sea, and air in the surprise attack, according to army sources.

Heavy fighting broke out with Israeli soldiers. There are unconfirmed reports of hostage-taking and kidnappings in the Gaza Strip. Warning sirens were blaring in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and other cities in Israel, according to the army. reports that the issue has attracted global attention.

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Earlier, reported on things to know about Hamas' attack on Israel.

Recall that according to Israeli media, at daybreak, on Saturday, October 7, gunmen had opened fire on passers-by in the town of Sderot, and footage circulating on social media appeared to show clashes in city streets as well as gunmen in jeeps roaming the countryside.

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