Death Toll from Hamas Onslaught Passes 1,200 as IDF Steps up Attacks on Hamas
The death toll from Palestinian terror group Hamas’s shock attack on Israel surpassed 1,200 on Wednesday, October 11, with over 3,000 injured and the fate of an estimated 150 people abducted and taken to the Gaza Strip still unclear.
According to Hebrew media reports, the death toll hit a grim 1,000 late Tuesday as security forces and Zaka, a volunteer group that handles human remains after terror attacks and other disasters, worked in southern Israeli communities to clear and collect bodies.
The military said that number climbed to 1,200 by Wednesday morning, according to the reports. The Health Ministry said later that 3,007 people had been injured, including 28 critically and 345 seriously, with almost 500 still hospitalized.
Terrorists in Gaza were also continuing to launch rockets at Israeli cities and towns, with projectiles directly hitting at least four buildings in the southern city of Sderot on Wednesday morning. Terror groups have fired more than 5,000 rockets at Israel since Saturday, the IDF said.
In a briefing around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said Israeli forces had killed 18 Palestinian terrorists in Israeli territory during the previous 24 hours, as sweeps continued to root out the last Hamas infiltrators.
The military also said Air Force jets had hit over 70 Hamas targets in the Gaza City district of at-Tuffah as well as a military structure operated by Palestinian Islamic Jihad. (TOI / VFI News)
“God, we ask that You help Israel in this critical time of need. We pray that no more Israelis will face the wrath of the terrorists and that our country will become a safe place for its citizens once again. We offer our heartfelt condolences to all the families that are afflicted by these devastating attacks and we ask that You comfort them and bring an end to their suffering.”
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