Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared a state of war after Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an attack on Israel. The surprise attacks from Gaza have caused significant casualties and widespread destruction. The national rescue service in Israel reported at least 22 people killed and hundreds wounded.
According to reliable sources such as The Wall Street Journal, the Hamas attack involved the coordinated launch of an astonishing 5,000 rockets by land, sea, and air. This unprecedented intensity of the attack has led Israel Defense Forces to initiate a large-scale operation in order to protect Israeli civilians from further harm.
In a video statement, Prime Minister Netanyahu emphasized the gravity of the situation, stating, "We are not simply engaged in an operation or rounds of fighting—we are at war." He further emphasized the need for a swift and powerful response to Hamas's aggression. As a result, a wide-scale call for reserves has been instructed in order to counter the enemy with an unmatched intensity and scale.
The Israeli government is determined to hold Hamas accountable for their actions and ensure they pay a heavy price for the attacks. This is an open declaration of war against the enemies of Israel, signaling a firm commitment to protect its citizens from any harm.
The Israeli Defense Forces will spare no effort in defending the nation and restoring peace to the region. The brave soldiers on the front lines will face this challenge with courage and unwavering dedication to their mission.
This marks a critical turning point in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. The coming days will test the resilience and determination of both sides as they navigate through this tumultuous chapter in their shared history.
We urge all parties involved to prioritize diplomacy and seek a lasting resolution to this conflict, one that will bring peace and security to both Israelis and Palestinians alike.