Coordinated Attack on Israel’s Borders
In a shocking turn of events, the ruling Hamas militant group unleashed a coordinated assault on Israel at daybreak Saturday. Thousands of rockets rained down on Israeli territory, while dozens of Hamas fighters infiltrated the heavily fortified border through air, land, and sea routes, catching the nation off guard during a major holiday.
Intense Battles in Israeli Communities
Hours after the invasion commenced, Hamas militants engaged in fierce gun battles within several Israeli communities, displaying an unexpected show of strength that sent tremors across the country. Israel’s national rescue service reported a grim toll: at least 22 people have lost their lives, and hundreds are wounded, marking this attack as the deadliest Israel has witnessed in years.
Hospitals Overwhelmed by Casualties
Israeli hospitals are grappling with an overwhelming influx of casualties. Currently, 561 wounded individuals are receiving medical treatment, with 77 in critical condition. These figures, compiled by the Associated Press through public statements and hospital reports, underline the severity of the situation and the challenges faced by the country’s healthcare system.
Conservative leader condemns Attack
Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the horrific terrorist attacks in Israel:
“I unequivocally condemn the invasion of Israel by Hamas terrorists and the sadistic violence they have subsequently carried out against innocent civilians.
“Israel has the right to defend itself against these attacks and respond against the attackers. Canadians pledge their solidarity with all the victims.”