Israel at War

Stand for Israel  |  October 7, 2023

Scene of terrorist rocket attack in Ashkelon, Israel, October 7, 2023
(Photo: Edi Israel/Flash90)

In the early hours on Saturday morning, as the people of Israel observed Shabbat and at the end of the Sukkot holiday, Israel faced massive, devastating attacks by Hamas terrorists. With Israel having declared war against the terrorists, even as the attacks from air, land, and sea continue, The Jerusalem Post reports on the situation:

The Hamas terrorist organization has taken Israelis captive in Gaza, the IDF has confirmed hours after a barrage of rockets slammed into southern and central Israel Saturday. 

Hamas terrorists infiltrated the country and took over Southern Israeli towns, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel is at war.

“Since this morning, the State of Israel is at war,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, shortly after the IDF declared “Operation Swords of Iron.”

At least 100 people were announced dead by early evening and more than 900 wounded by Magen David Adom and the Health Ministry. The number of people captured has not yet been confirmed…

Upwards of 2,000 rockets were fired, the IDF said. Sirens sounded multiple times in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and southern Israel. 

Shelters were opened across the country…

Please pray for the people of Israel, especially for those facing ongoing attacks in southern Israel and the brave men and women of the IDF who are defending the Jewish state and her people.

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