The State Department has confirmed that least nine Americans were killed in the surprise Hamas attack on Israel on Saturday.
Terrorists, backed by Iran, launched a multi-tiered attack that included firing thousands of rockets from Gaza to multiple locations in Israel, while terrorists paraglided in and randomly killed, tortured, and kidnapped those who were unfortunate enough to be in their path. Israeli media reports over 700 dead and thousands wounded, and Israel quickly declared a state of war and retaliated, resulting in many deaths of Palestinians.
“We can confirm that there are nine American citizens who have lost their lives as a result of these horrific attacks,” State Department Spokesman Matt Miller said on MSNBC on Monday morning.
Israel’s military reports that it killed several Hamas warriors who had crossed into the country from Lebanon, which is in the north, as Israel responded to attacks on multiple fronts at once. The Lebanese Army is skirmishing with Israeli forces along its border.
Palestinian officials say that 500 Palestinians have been killed in retaliatory attacks, as Israel announced its largest-ever mobilization, calling up more than 300,000 Israeli Army reservists.