Nearly 1,000 Killed In Israel’s War With Hamas

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The rapidly intensifying war between Israel and Palestinian militants roared into a second day Sunday, with the Israeli Security Cabinet formally declaring war and the death toll closing in on 1,000 − which may include some Americans.

ZAKA, a volunteer group that handles human remains after terror attacks, told Israeli media that more than 600 Israelis have been killed since Hamas militants began their assault Saturday on almost two dozen Israeli towns and army bases. Others had been taken hostage. Palestinian authorities said more than 300 fighters and civilians have been killed by Israeli counterattacks in Gaza. Thousands of people were reported wounded by both sides.

Thousands of rockets fired from Gaza pounded parts of southern and central Israel, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Hamas militants infiltrated Israeli areas near the Gaza border, killing and wounding civilians and Israeli security forces and taking hostages, prompting the Israel military to strike back.



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