BREAKING: Benjamin Netanyahu announces Israel is at WAR after Hamas infiltrates Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this morning that the state of Israel is official at war with Hamas, who not only fired thousands of rockets into Israel, but infiltrated and took over towns in southern Israel.

This war has been raging all morning long, from about 2AM ET our time.

Here’s the videos:

Here’s what he said in another tweet:

Since this morning, the State of Israel has been at war. Our first objective is to clear out the hostile forces that infiltrated our territory and restore the security and quiet to the communities that have been attacked.

The second objective, at the same time, is to exact an immense price from the enemy, within the Gaza Strip as well. The third objective is to reinforce other fronts so that nobody should mistakenly join this war.

We are at war. In war, one needs to be level-headed. I call on all citizens of Israel to unite in order to achieve our highest goal – victory in the war.

Here’s the specifics about this war from JPost:

A barrage of rockets slammed into southern and central Israel Saturday morning as Hamas terrorists infiltrated the country and took over Southern Israeli towns.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is at war.

“Since this morning, the State of Israel is at war,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, shortly after the IDF declared “Operation Swords of Iron.”

Some 44 people were announced dead by afternoon and more than 700 wounded by Magen David Adom. Among them, Ofir Liebstein, head of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, was killed in an exchange of fire with terrorists.

Liebstein was killed as he defended his settlement during an attack. Deputy head of the council, Yossi Keren, is currently filling his place.

A second Israeli – a woman in her 60s – was killed when a rocket hit her building in the Gederot Regional Council.

The names and identities of the other victims had not yet been released.

More than 2,200 rockets were fired, the IDF said. Sirens sounded multiple times in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and southern Israel.

A direct hit was reported on a building in Ashkelon. Dozens of vehicles also caught fire in the city.

In Ramla, four civilians who were trapped under a damaged building were rescued by the Israel Fire and Rescue personnel.

Shelters were opened across the country. Many parts of Ashkelon and the surrounding were without electricity.

“We urge residents to stay in protected areas, avoid approaching the scenes, and refrain from touching rocket remnants that may contain explosives or similar hazards,” Israel Police said.

“The public is urged to follow the instructions of the Home Front Command to stay close to protected areas, and residents of the Gaza periphery are requested to stay indoors,” the army requested.

‘The State of Israel will win this war’

“The Hamas [terrorist organization] has made a grave mistake this morning and launched a war against the State of Israel. IDF troops are fighting against the enemy at every location,” said Defense Minister Yoav Gallant following a situation assessment, as the IDF struck back with multiple forces.

Dozens of fighter jets and other aircraft of the IDF targeted 17 military facilities and four operational headquarters of the Hamas terrorist organization throughout the Gaza Strip, the IDF said.

Gallant approved the draft of reserve soldiers per the IDF’s requirements. He also announced a “special security situation” in Israel’s Homefront, within a 0-80 km radius of the Gaza Strip. This status enables the IDF to provide civilians with safety instructions at close relevant sites.

“The State of Israel will win this war,” Gallant added.

Here’s an example of what people are seeing in Israel right now:

There are obviously hostages considering Israeli cities have been taken over by Hamas.

Here’s a report from Fox News Trey Yingst:

Mark Levin calls this Israel’s 911 and points the big finger at Biden for supporting these terrorists:

Make no mistake. This is Israel’s 9/11. And Biden’s appeasement of the Palestinian terrorists, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into their coffers, and transferring $6 billion to the Iranian terror state, which arms these terrorists, contributed to this. Biden even held up a peace deal between the Israelis and Saudi Arabia insisting Israel make further concessions to the Palestinian terrorists. When will the Democrat Party and their stinken State Department learn that the goal of the Palestinian terrorists and their Iranian masters is another Holocaust.

UPDATE: The numbers of Israelis are growing. Fox News is reporting at least 100 Israelis killed now.

Here’s just one story that is horrible:

Gov DeSantis tweeted this out a little while ago:

The dastardly terrorist attacks perpetrated against innocent Israeli civilians by Iran-backed terror group Hamas deserve a swift and lethal response.

Israel not only has the right to defend itself against these attacks, it has a duty to respond with overwhelming force.

I stand with Israel. America must stand with Israel.

We’ll have more on this throughout the day.

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