Israel Palestine War: The ongoing conflict between Gaza’s Hamas fighters and Israel, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, has entered its third harrowing day. The death toll on both sides has surged past 1,100 as Israel responds to Hamas’ devastating assault through air, water, and land attacks.
As Israel’s volunteers scoured the aftermath of the terror attack, they stumbled upon a horrifying discovery. A staggering 260 bodies were recovered from the location of a music festival in Israel.
This all-night nature music festival, held near the Gaza Strip and attended by thousands, fell victim to an attack by Hamas militants based in Palestine. Israeli rescue service Zaka has reported the retrieval of hundreds of bodies from the Supernova festival site, situated near Kibbutz Re’im in close proximity to Gaza.
Israel continues to engage in battles with Hamas fighters who are still entrenched in southern towns. Additionally, tens of thousands of troops have amassed near the Gaza Strip, as Israel remains resolute in its determination to defeat the Palestinian militant group responsible for the shocking attack, which the nation has likened to the events of 9/11.
“We’re still fighting,” declared military spokesperson Richard Hecht as Israeli forces confronted Hamas fighters who continued to hold out in at least seven locations in southern communities near the coastal enclave, as reported by AFP. “We thought by yesterday we would have full control,” he added, expressing hope that they would achieve this goal by the end of the day.
Heart-Wrenching Message from Music Festival Attendee Near Gaza
In a poignant development, a 23-year-old attendee of the music festival near Gaza has sent a chilling message that has reverberated worldwide. Hersh Golberg-Polin, an American-Israeli man, has gone missing after the Hamas attack on the music festival in Israel.
Golberg-Polin had attended the music festival to celebrate his birthday and has not been heard from since Saturday morning. Before becoming unreachable, he sent texts to his parents, saying, “I love you” and “I’m sorry,” his father recounted to The Jerusalem Post.
“We just want him home and safe,” pleaded his father, Jonathon Polin, adding that if he could convey one message to his son, it would be, “We love you. Come home to us.”
Sirens blared, rockets streaked through the sky, and anti-missile munitions were deployed, accompanied by the roar of fighter jets. Plumes of black smoke rose above Gaza, as Israel unleashed its wrath. Gaza, already enduring an Israeli blockade, now faces the fury of Prime Minister Netanyahu in the aftermath of the Intifada—a resistance movement that initially began against apartheid but has now escalated into a cycle of retaliation on both sides.
Palestinians in the densely populated coastal territory, home to 2.3 million people, brace themselves for what many fear will be a massive Israeli ground assault aimed at defeating Hamas and securing the release of at least 100 hostages.
Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has issued a stern warning to Gaza civilians, urging them to evacuate all Hamas-affiliated sites, which he has vowed to reduce to rubble.