On October 7th, with funding and support from Iran’s regime, Hamas and other Islamist extremist terror groups that control Gaza launched a brutal war by brutally massacring Israeli civilians. After reviewing the evidence, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said, “I know a lot about ISIS, and [the Hamas massacre] is worse than what I saw with ISIS.”
As of now over 1,400 Israelis have been murdered and over 4,600 wounded by terrorists invading Israel and firing over 6,700 rockets across the country. The vast majority of Israeli casualties are civilians. They include women, children, the elderly, paramedics, firefighters, and security forces.
If the U.S. lost the same percentage of its population as Israel did since October 7th, it would mean terrorists murdered 44,234 Americans.
While Hamas’s primary target was Israeli Jews, Hamas also murdered 9 Bedouin Israelis, including six children, when Hamas rockets fell on their house in Rahat. There are also reportedly people from 42 other countries around the world who were either murdered or are missing as a result of the Hamas massacre.
Numerous towns in the south of Israel were infiltrated, with terrorists setting homes on fire to force families to come out and be kidnapped or murdered. 260 civilians were massacred at a music festival. Over 199 Israelis, including the elderly, women, and children, have reportedly been kidnapped and are being held hostage in Gaza.
As a result of this terrorist onslaught, Israel is now at war. Israel’s army, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are continuing to search for terrorist infiltrators in southern Israel and striking Hamas targets in Gaza. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza says over 3,000 Palestinians have been killed and over 9,600 wounded in the fighting. The IDF said it has killed at least 1,500 terrorists who invaded Israel. The real numbers will likely remain unclear for some time.