more thanSince the armed Hamas movement launched a surprise attack on Israel from Gaza early on Saturday, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare “we are at war.”
An Israeli embassy spokesman said on Monday that the death toll had risen to at least 900 Israelis, most of them civilians. Another 2,500 were reported infected, IDF spokesman Lt. Col. (res.) Jonathan Conricus told CBS News on Monday. More than 250 of the dead were IsraelisNear the border with Gaza when gunmen opened fire on the crowd.
Israeli officials also say Hamas fighters captured more than 100 peopleThey include women, children and the elderly, who appear to have been taken to Gaza as captives.
The White House says at least 11 US citizens are among the dead, while an unknown number of Americans remain missing. US officials say Americans may be among the hostages taken.
Meanwhile, at least 765 people were killed in the Gaza Strip due to retaliatory Israeli airstrikes, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. She added that at least 140 children were killed and 4,000 others were injured.
Coordinated and multi-frontIt has been nearly 50 years to the day that the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory, marked a dramatic escalation in the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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