Four people were killed in rocket attacks in Qusayf, Israel. This was announced by the mayor of the Bedouin city of Abd al-Aziz Nassar, close to the border with the Gaza Strip.
“As a result of a number of rocket attacks in the city, there are at least four dead and several more wounded,” Nassar said (quote according to The Times of Israel).
In total, Israeli hospitals hospitalized more than 200 people who were injured during shelling on the border with the Gaza Strip. At least 20 patients are in serious or critical condition, the publication clarified with reference to medical institutions.
Israel’s fire and rescue services have raised their alert levels to maximum due to the Hamas attack. More than 200 firefighters will be transferred from the Logistics Command to the south of the country to provide assistance in areas hit by shells.
The Hamas attack on southern Israel began on the morning of October 7. The leader of the military wing, Mohammed al-Deif, announced the start of a “military operation” against Israel called “Al-Aqsa Flood” at around 9:30. He accused the Israeli side of occupying and repeatedly invading the Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to him, more than 5,000 unguided rockets and shells have already been fired at Israeli positions.
At approximately 10:40, the IDF announced a military response, Operation Iron Swords. Israeli aviation and artillery began striking the Gaza Strip even before the official announcement. About 200 soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces were injured.