Footage Shows Seizure of Israel's Erez Border Crossing

Video shows Hamas fighters storming the Erez Crossing checkpoint, the main border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel, on Saturday, October 7.

This footage posted to Telegram by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades shows a group of at least seven fighters at the Erez checkpoint on Saturday.

According to the IDF, dozens of fighter jets targeted 17 military compounds and four Hamas headquarters throughout Gaza. The IDF said approximately 2,200 rockets had been fired into Israel from Gaza.

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