The renewed fighting between the Palestinian militant group Hamas and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) has claimed more than 250 lives on both sides, with thousands injured as a result. Added to this growing list of casualties are more than two dozen hostages being held by Hamas.
Knowing the history between both parties, many international news agencies anticipate that this war is going to be long, brutal, and perhaps produce the most deaths since the conflict started in the 1960s.
See pictures and videos from the Hamas attack on Isreal as shared on X:
Hamas commanders in thier Hilux van during the raid
A scene of an Hamas attack in Isreal
Early hours of the attack as captured by a global news agency
Isreali Soldiers trying to restore peace
Inferno in a part of Isreal after Hamas militants attacked Isreali residents. Cars and other physical structures are consumed in the fire as fire fighters try to put out the fire.
Some Hamas militants arrested by Isreali police