Militants from Palestine entered Israeli territory and on Saturday and killed more than 200 people and have escaped with hostages, which make the day by far the most deadliest day of violence in Israel since the Yom Kippur war 50 years ago.
More than 250 Gazans were also killed when Israel retaliated to one of its most devastating days.
“We will take mighty vengeance for this black day,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. He added the Hamas, a Palestinian group from Gaza, has launched a “cruel and wicked” war, which shall be won by Israel “but the price is too heavy to bear.”
“Hamas wants to murders us all. This is an enemy that murders mothers and children in their homes, in their beds. An enemy that abducts elderly, children, teenage girls.”
Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas leader, said the assault that has begun in Gaza will spread to the West Bank and Jerusalem.
PM in his speech also stated that what happened Saturday morning has been a defeat and humiliation of enemy, which is due to the greatness of our preparations and has also revealed the weakness of the enemy.
Bodies of Israeli civilians were strewn across the streets of Sderot in southern Israel, near Gaza, with broken glass all over the place.