PM Modi Voices Support for Israel Amidst Unprecedented Hamas Attack
PM Modi expresses solidarity with Israel as Hamas launches an unprecedented attack. India stands firm with Tel Aviv in the face of adversity.
In a shocking turn of events, the Hamas militant group from the Gaza Strip launched a multi-front attack on Israel at daybreak this Saturday, firing an unprecedented barrage of rockets. The assault has left at least 22 people dead and many more wounded. In a powerful display of support, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his solidarity with Tel Aviv, condemning the terrorist attacks.
"Deeply shocked by the news of terrorist attacks in Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour," stated Prime Minister Modi in a social media post.
Deeply shocked by the news of terrorist attacks in Israel. Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families. We stand in solidarity with Israel at this difficult hour. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 7, 2023
The Indian embassy in Israel promptly issued an advisory urging all Indian citizens in Israel to exercise caution, follow safety protocols as advised by local authorities, and avoid unnecessary movements. The embassy emphasized the need for vigilance and proximity to safety shelters given the current situation.
As the invasion persisted for six hours, Hamas militants continued to engage in gun battles within several Israeli communities, revealing an unexpected level of strength that shook the nation.
Videos circulating on social media showed Hamas fighters parading what seemed to be captured Israeli military vehicles through the streets. In a distressing scene, an Israeli soldier's body was seen within Gaza, being dragged and trampled by a furious crowd of Palestinians chanting "God is Great." The military refrained from disclosing specific details about casualties or abductions as they continued to confront the infiltrators.
In a televised address, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a mass mobilization of the country's army reserves, unequivocally stating, "We are at war. Not an 'operation,' not a 'round,' but at war." He went on to promise that Israel would respond with an intensity that the enemy had never before experienced. "The enemy will pay an unprecedented price," he affirmed.
In response to the attack, Israel retaliated with substantial strikes on Gazan cities, resulting in the reported death of at least one Palestinian, according to local sources.
The situation remains highly fluid, with regional and global leaders closely monitoring the escalating tensions between Israel and Hamas. The international community calls for restraint and a swift resolution to prevent further loss of life and instability in the region.