Israel Palestine conflict LIVE: More than 700 killed in Gaza as strip is pounded by Israeli warplanes after Netanyahu vowed retaliation against Hamas over shock attack
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Chilling text family of five slaughtered in Hamas's attack on Israel sent to friends – before the WhatsApp messages suddenly stopped
A mother who was slaughtered by terrorists in Israel alongside her husband and three children sent a final WhatsApp message to her Australian friends to say her family was safe.
Tamar Kedem-Siman Tov texted her Sydney friends, Yishai and Mor Lacob, from the concrete bunker of her home in Nir Oz kibbutz, in southern Israel, at about 2.45pm on Saturday.
The message read: ‘Hi guys, we got into the shelter in our house, we’re all going okay.’
An hour later, she stopped responding to calls and texts.
Breaking: 1,500 bodies of Hamas militants found in Israeli territory
About 1,500 bodies of Hamas militants have been found in Israeli territory,
military officials have said.
Minute by minute, how a peace festival in Israel was turned into the site of an unimaginable bloodbath by merciless Hamas gunmen
It was supposed to be a festival filled with merriment and music as thousands of care-free revellers danced in the desert under the stars.
Scheduled to coincide with the Jewish festival of Simchat Torah, Supernova was billed as a celebration of ‘friends, love and infinite freedom’.
Instead, the weekend-long outdoor rave in southern Israel turned into the site of an unimaginable bloodbath.
Horrifying moment Israeli mother and her two young sons are abducted by Hamas terrorists and dragged screaming away from their home
Horrifying video shows the moment an Israeli mother and her two young sons are dragged screaming from their home near the Gaza border by Hamas terrorists before disappearing.
Shiri Silberman-Bibas, 30, was hiding in a safe room with her husband Yarden, their nine-month-old Kfir and three-year-old Ariel when Israel was invaded by the militants on Saturday.
Armed with just a small pistol, Yarden hoped to defend his family and their home in in Kibbutz Nir Oz as villages were raided – in an attack which saw hundreds of Israelis killed and over 100 taken hostage.
Israel strikes downtown Gaza City and readies 300,000 reservists as war enters fourth day
Israeli warplanes pounded downtown Gaza City, home to Hamas’ centers of government, with relentless bombardments into early Tuesday, after Israel’s prime minister vowed retaliation against the Islamic militant group that would “reverberate for generations.”
The four-day-old war has already claimed 1,600 lives, as Israel saw gun battles in the streets of its own towns for the first time in decades and neighborhoods in Gaza were reduced to rubble. Hamas also escalated the conflict, pledging to kill captured Israelis if strikes targeted civilians without warning.
Israel said that Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza are holding more than 150 soldiers and civilians snatched from inside Israel after the attack caught its vaunted military and intelligence apparatus completely off guard.
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