It is reported The Hill.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Sunday, October 8, that US officials have received reports that several Americans have been killed in Israel as a result of Hamas attacks on the country.
Blinken noted that the United States is working to verify these reports.
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“We are working overtime to verify this. At the same time, there are reports of missing Americans, and again, we are working to verify those reports,” Blinken emphasized.
Events in Israel
On the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2023, the Palestinian armed groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad immediately launched a massive attack on the State of Israel in several places from the air and on the ground. The head of the armed wing of Hamas, Muhammad al-Deifa, said that his fighters launched the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation. According to him, these actions are designed to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The Palestinians fired 2,000-3,000 rockets into Israel and simultaneously captured 7 communities in the south.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement regarding the invasion of Israel by Hamas militants and declared that the country is “in a state of war”.
The TSA actively used aviation to strike Palestinian command posts. The clean-up of communities occupied by Hamas has also begun.
In addition, there is a great threat that the Shiite Hezbollah may strike Israel from the north, because its main partner and supplier, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), has called on the jihadists to “liberate Jerusalem.”