UN Israel-Hamas war LIVE: At least 770 Palestinians have been killed and 4,000 wounded in Israeli air strikes since Saturday, the health ministry in Gaza said. Among the dead are 140 children and 120 women.
Israel -Hamas war LIVE: Over 4,000 people are wounded in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.
Over 1,600 people have been killed on both sides after Gaza-based Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a triple attack on Israel on Saturday, following which the Israeli government on Monday formally declared war as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to reduce the militant group to “rubble”. According to reports, over 130 Israeli and other nationals are also feared as taken hostage by Hamas, while more than 900 people alone have been killed in one of the country’s worst civilian massacres. The number of those killed in Israeli airstrikes stands at 770.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip “has only started.” “We have only started striking Hamas…What we will do to our enemies in the coming days will reverberate with them for generations,” he said.
Israel-Hamas war: Toll in Gaza rises now 770
At least 770 Palestinians have been killed and 4,000 wounded in Israeli air strikes since Saturday, Gaza’s Health Ministry said in an update on Tuesday, according to Al Jazeera. Among the dead are 140 children and 120 women.
At least 900 people have been killed in Israel, taking the toll in the present conflict to over 1600.
Iran’s Khamenei says Tehran was not behind Hamas attack on Israel
Tehran was not involved in the militant Hamas group’s weekend attack on Israel, Iran’s top authority Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, but hailed what he called Israel’s “irreparable” military and intelligence defeat.
“We kiss the hands of those who planned the attack on the Zionist regime,” said Khamenei, who was wearing a Palestinian scarf, in his first televised speech since the attack.
“This destructive earthquake (Hamas’ attack) has destroyed some critical structures (in Israel) which will not be repaired easily … The Zionist regime’s own actions are to blame for this disaster,” said Khamenei.