Live Updates: Israel Escalates Intensive Bombardment of Gaza in Conflict with Hamas

Live Updates: Hamas launches surprise attack, Israel declares war. Follow iShook Daily for real-time coverage of escalating tensions in the Israel-Palestine crisis.

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Live Updates: Israel Escalates Intensive Bombardment of Gaza in Conflict with Hamas
Live Updates: Israel-Palestine Crisis - Over 100 Israelis and 200 Palestinians Killed in Wake of Hamas Attack

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In a surprise attack early on Saturday, Hamas militants from Gaza launched a deadly assault, resulting in the tragic loss of over 100 lives in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of 'war,' vowing to exact an unprecedented cost from the aggressors. He emphasized that this was not just an operation, but a full-scale war. Hamas claims this action is in response to perceived aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Meanwhile, Hamas leaders assert they've launched thousands of rockets into Israel, numbering around 5,000 in what they've dubbed 'Operation al-Aqsa Flood.' Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas convened an urgent meeting, asserting the right of Palestinians to defend against what he referred to as the 'terror of settlers and occupation troops.' He directed officials to prioritize the protection and resilience of the Palestinian people in the face of these challenges. 

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Key Moments

  • Death toll in Israel-Hamas conflict approaches 1,300
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu declares state of war, promises strong retaliation.
  • Hamas cites aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque as reason for assault.
  • Continuous bombings and gun battles in Gaza for third day.

  • 07 Oct 2023 01:56 PM
    Israel Declares War: A Surprising Turn of Events

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration of Israel being "at war" marks a significant shift after Gaza militants launched a surprise attack involving thousands of rockets and unconventional entry methods.

  • 07 Oct 2023 01:57 PM
    Toll Rises: Casualties and Injuries in Israel and Gaza

    The impact of this assault is deeply felt, with dozens of casualties and nearly 800 wounded reported in Israel. Meanwhile, in Gaza, the Palestinian health ministry confirms at least 198 deaths and 1,610 injuries.

  • 07 Oct 2023 01:58 PM
    Retaliatory Strikes: Israel Responds with Airstrikes

    Responding to the attack, Israel initiated a series of airstrikes. Netanyahu pledges to exact a substantial price from the assailants, underscoring the gravity of the situation. Read More

  • 07 Oct 2023 01:58 PM
    Fierce Combat: IDF Engages in Multi-front Battles

    The Israel Defense Forces find themselves fighting in numerous locations. Some Israeli residents report tense encounters as militants attempt to breach their homes, intensifying the conflict.

  • 07 Oct 2023 02:00 PM
    50th Anniversary: Echoes of 1973 War on Yom Kippur

    This dramatic escalation coincides with the 50th anniversary of the 1973 War. During this historical event, Arab states initiated a surprise offensive against Israel on Yom Kippur, the most sacred day in the Jewish calendar. The parallels add an eerie dimension to the unfolding crisis.

  • 07 Oct 2023 02:30 PM
    Israel Faces Unprecedented Security Challenge: Former IDF Spokesperson

    Former Israeli military spokesperson, Jonathan Conricus, likened the surprise Hamas assault on Israel to a "Pearl Harbor type of moment." He emphasized that the entire defense system, not just a single component, faltered in providing the necessary protection for Israeli civilians during the early morning attack. 


    Conricus remarked, "This is a Pearl Harbor type of moment for Israel, where there was reality up until today, and then there will be reality after today." This unprecedented attack involved Hamas militants infiltrating military bases, towns, and farms while taking hostages. This event marks a historic moment in Israeli history, comparable to the town-by-town fighting during the 1948 war of independence.


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