Hamas Attacks Escalate in Israel, Claiming Thousands of Lives
October 11, 2023
Cited article by CNN
HRRC condemns Hamas' attack on thousands of civilians in southern Israel. This act of violence has not only claimed numerous lives but has also caused immeasurable suffering and despair among families and communities.
According to recent reports from Israel's Army Radio, over 1,000 people have been killed in Israel and more than 900 in Gaza, with thousands more injured. Israeli troops are regaining ground, uncovering horrifying scenes of violence, including discovering over 100 bodies in the Israeli kibbutz Be’eri, one of the first places targeted by Hamas. The situation in Gaza is dire, with residents facing a humanitarian crisis as they are cut off from essential supplies, including food and electricity, due to ongoing Israeli airstrikes. In response, Hamas has launched a massive barrage of rockets from Gaza, targeting Israeli cities, leading to a widespread displacement of civilians. The conflict has also led to tragic losses among foreign nationals, including Americans, French citizens, and Canadians, with some being taken hostage by Hamas.
Amidst the crisis, US President Joe Biden condemned Hamas' actions as "an act of sheer evil" and pledged support for Israel's right to defend itself. The US has enhanced its military presence in the region and provides increased military assistance to Israel. Efforts are being made to evacuate foreign nationals from the conflict zone, with various countries organizing special flights for their citizens. The situation remains tense and continues to evolve, with widespread concerns about the escalating violence and its humanitarian impact on civilians in the region.