« Live from Ashkelon on Saturday, October 7, as militants from Gaza entered Israeli territory shortly after a barrage of rockets left one person dead and at least three injured. Sirens were heard early morning in a number of major cities including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Beersheba.
Hamas claimed responsibility for the rocket attack. The IDF launched a massive counteroffensive given the codename « Swords of Iron. »
Israeli authorities report at least 20 killed and 300 injured. There are unconfirmed reports on some 30 Israelis captured, with Israel confirming that the mayor of the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council was killed in a gunbattle in one of the raids. »