Hamas, the Palestinian militant group, unleashed a wave of terror upon Israeli civilians with a series of surprise attacks, involving land, sea, and air assaults with rockets targeting both Israeli civilian and military installations.
In response to these attacks, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) released distressing GoPro First-Person View (FPV) footage showing an armed Hamas operative ambushing an Israeli checkpoint and attacking Israelis with assault rifles, only to meet a tragic fate at the hands of the security forces.
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The harrowing three-minute video reveals the Hamas operatives arriving on bikes and pick-up trucks, armed with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and Kalashnikov assault rifles, as they approach the Gaza-Israel border wall. Operating in a squad formation, they crossed the border fencing to infiltrate Israel, launching an ambush on Israeli forces with RPGs and assault rifles. Subsequently, they moved to a civilian area, where they began a shooting rampage, indiscriminately targeting houses and even firing upon an ambulance’s tires.
Tragically, an Israeli resident within one of the houses fell victim to their onslaught. The Hamas operatives continued their assault, reloading their weapons and breaking into houses in their search for people. To their surprise, the houses they entered were empty, with phones left unlocked and lights still on.
The shocking footage concludes with the death of the Hamas operative, who met his fate when Israeli security forces counter-attacked, striking him from a concealed position. The man’s cries of pain and anguish fill the air as he lies wounded on the ground.
The ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel has escalated, with Israel responding to the surprise attacks on Gaza with a fierce counter-offensive. Israeli forces provided a deadline for over a million Gazans to move south to safety before a planned ground assault on northern Gaza. The situation has raised concerns about a looming humanitarian crisis in Gaza in the event of a ground offensive.
Israel alleges that Hamas is preventing Gazans from escaping to safety, using them as human shields to deter Israeli counter-attacks. The Israeli military reported that 199 people had been confirmed kidnapped by Hamas. In response, they declared their intention to avoid striking two roads in the Gaza Strip, designated for residents to move south and out of harm’s way in preparation for a potential ground offensive.
The relentless bombardment of Gaza has resulted in a devastating toll, with over 2,670 lives lost, including more than 700 children. Meanwhile, over 1,400 Israelis have lost their lives, and hundreds have been kidnapped since the outbreak of this horrifying conflict.
Sources By Agencies