9 Americans killed in Hamas’ Attack on Israel (News21USA): The State Department confirms that Hamas’ strikes on Israel have tragically claimed the lives of at least nine Americans. Reports suggest that over 800 Israelis have lost their lives since the commencement of terrorist attacks by Hamas on Saturday.
A spokesperson from the U.S. Embassy in Israel expressed heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, emphasizing ongoing monitoring of the situation. The U.S. government remains closely connected with Israeli partners and local authorities, providing consular assistance and ensuring support to affected families.
Matthew Miller, a spokesperson for the State Department, highlighted the existence of reports concerning unaccounted-for Americans. Efforts are underway to ascertain their number and whereabouts. The situation remains fluid, with no definitive information available regarding these individuals.
Fresh strikes on Monday struck the southern Israeli cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon as the casualties continued to rise. The Israeli military has been actively regaining control of areas surrounding the Gaza border. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has deployed a substantial number of troops to the region, with military officials committed to eliminating every terrorist threat in Israel.
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Recent reports indicate that Israeli forces successfully recaptured areas near the Gaza Strip that had been overrun during a mass infiltration by Hamas over the weekend. While control has been reestablished in several communities, isolated clashes continue throughout the country.