Published Oct 11, 2023 at 3:25 PM IST
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Israel fights back but Hamas tries to blackmail

Reality check for Hamas sympathizers as the terrorist outfit threatens to kill women & kids. 'Will apologists continue to back Hamas?',' asks Arnab Goswami. 

Fearing that Israel was planning a military invasion, the Islamist militant Hamas movement vowed to kill an Israeli prisoner each time it bombed a Palestinian home without warning. Israel has also summoned an unprecedented 300,000 reservists and established a blockade on the Gaza Strip. The surprise attack by Hamas on Israel on Saturday (October 7) was the deadliest on the country in decades. In an assault of startling scale, Hamas gunmen used explosives to break through the border fence enclosing Gaza, then crossed with motorcycles, pickup trucks, paragliders, and speedboats on the coast.
They rolled into as many as 22 locations outside the Gaza Strip early Saturday morning, including towns and other communities as far as 24 kilometers (15 miles) from the Gaza border. Meanwhile, Hamas launched thousands of rockets at Israeli cities. More than the scale of the attack, what was more ghastly and barbaric was the way in which Israeli men, women, children, and elderly in the border areas were kidnapped and killed and according to reports even raped.