On Saturday, Hamas terrorists conducted a surprise attack on Israel, resulting in the deaths of dozens of innocent people. Over 5,000 missiles were reportedly launched into southern and central Israel.
Reports indicate that at least 250 Israelis have died and more than 1,000 have been hospitalized due to the assault.
The death toll may continue to rise in the coming days.
Furthermore, the U.S. government has suggested that American citizens could be among those killed in this devastating attack by Hamas.
On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken informed Meet the Press host Kristen Welker that there have been reports of multiple American citizens being killed and abducted by medieval terrorists.
He further stated that the administration is actively making efforts to validate these accusations.
Should these allegations be validated, it may necessitate U.S. military action in order to completely eliminate Hamas from existence.
Welker: Mr. Secretary, does the administration know at this point if U.S. citizens were among the dead or those taken hostage?
Blinken: So we have reports that several Americans may be among the dead. We are very actively working to verify those reports. Similarly, we’ve seen reports about hostages and they’re, again, we’re very actively trying to verify them, and nail that down.
Wwlker: Meaning there could have been some U.S. citizens that could have been taken hostage as well?
Blinken: That’s correct.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has reached an unprecedented level of intensity. Both sides have incurred significant losses, and the situation has taken a sinister turn with reports of hostages being held by Hamas militants.
NEW: @SecBlinken says “several Americans” may be among the dead and hostages in Israel.
“We’ve seen reports about hostages. We’re very actively trying to verify them. … Any American anywhere who is being detained … is going to be a priority.” pic.twitter.com/aNTZQsUeyt
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 8, 2023
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