Video shows Hamas fighters storming the Erez Crossing checkpoint, the main border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, on Saturday, October 7.
Israel’s emergency services organization, Magen David Adom, said that as of 3:30 pm approximately 40 people had been killed in the attack, dubbed the “Battle of al Aqsa Flood” by Hamas forces. Earlier Magen David Adom said it had treated “hundreds of further victims.”
The Palestinian Health Ministry reported at least 232 deaths in Gaza as of 9:17 pm local time on Saturday. Credit: al-Qassam Brigades via Storyful