"Over 100 Bodies Discovered at Hamas-Attacked Kibbutz: Latest News Update"
Over 100 bodies have been found at a small Israeli farming community on the edge of the Gaza Strip that was attacked by Hamas terrorists.
Over 100 bodies have been discovered at the Be'eri Kibbutz, a small farming community in Israel near the Gaza Strip, which was attacked by Hamas terrorists. The bodies were removed from the scene by the Zaka search and rescue group, and there are concerns that the death toll may rise. Lt Col Richard Hecht, spokesperson for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), confirmed that Be'eri had been severely affected by the attack. The kibbutz, with a population of over 1,000, was one of the first targets of the Hamas gunmen who launched a sudden and coordinated assault on Israel. This attack has resulted in the deaths of approximately 900 people so far, marking an unprecedented level of violence by the Palestinian Islamist militant group. The assault began with thousands of rockets being launched into Israel, while terrorists infiltrated the country through various means. Eyewitnesses have described how the gunmen terrorized settlements along the border, entering homes, shooting and kidnapping residents. Be'eri, which was established in 1946 as part of a strategic plan, was quickly seized by the terrorists. Survivors have recounted how the gunmen acted with impunity, indiscriminately shooting, abducting people, and even setting homes on fire to force families to flee. The situation was so dire that some residents had to jump from the second floor of their homes to escape. It took security forces more than 17 hours to regain control of the kibbutz, during which time trapped family members desperately communicated with their loved ones. The Be'eri attack has exposed a military weakness that many did not anticipate, and it has shaken the confidence of Israelis. The kibbutz was also the site of a hostage situation, with Israeli security forces engaging in a stand-off with terrorists holding people in the dining hall. There are concerns that other hostages may have been taken into Gaza or killed. Videos obtained from Be'eri show that at least four civilians were killed while in the custody of Hamas. Another video shows five Israeli civilians being taken captive. It is estimated that over 100 Israeli hostages, including children, are currently being held in Gaza. This presents a dilemma for Israeli forces as they retaliate with strikes on the densely populated area. The death toll among Palestinians has now surpassed 500, and Hamas has threatened to kill civilian hostages in response to Israeli attacks on Gaza homes.