More than 700 Israelis were killed since Hamas launched its murderous attack on Israel on Saturday, according to officials’ estimates. The Health Ministry updated the number of wounded to 2,243 with over 350 in critical or serious condition.
The government officially declared that Israel was at war, despite both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant previously announcing in public statements that Israel was at war with Hamas. The official declaration grants the prime minister and the security services, special authority.
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