‘WE ARE AT WAR’ – Iranian-Backed Hamas Terrorists Attack Southern Israel, Over 100 Israelis Dead

By  //  October 7, 2023

Senior Hamas leader: the day of the greatest battle to end the last occupation on earth

ABOVE VIDEO: FOX News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst reports at least 40 Israelis dead and 700 wounded, after Hamas surprise attacks and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declaring war on the military group Hamas.

(FOX NEWS) – Iranian backed Hamas terrorists invaded areas of southern Israel as rocket barrages launched from the Gaza Strip struck the area on Saturday, killing at least 100 Israelis in an attack the Islamist movement Hamas is taking responsibility for.

A senior Hamas military commander, Mohammad Deif, announced the start of the operation in which he called on Palestinians everywhere to attack the Israelis, saying in a broadcast on Hamas media that the group launched 5,000 rockets and calling the attack “the day of the greatest battle to end the last occupation on earth.”

Local Israeli media reported that at least 100 people have been killed in the wide-ranging assault, while Gaza health officials say that 198 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes made in response to the Hamas attack. Hospitals are treating at least 985 wounded people, including 77 who were in critical condition, the Associated Press reported based on public statements and calls to hospitals.

The IDF announced it would mobilize its forces in response to the attacks, confirming that Hamas has taken hostages and held prisoners of war in Gaza. Israeli military forces have moved troops to the Gaza border, where gunfire has already started as the forces move towards each other, Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst reported from Israel.