Israel death toll rises to 600 after Hamas attacks

A mosque in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip was destroyed during Israeli airstrikes. Photo Courtesy: Reuters via BBC

Kathmandu: More than 600 Israelis have been killed in attacks from Gaza since Saturday, the government says. It’s believed that as many as 100 soldiers and civilians were kidnapped when Palestinian fighters crossed the border and raided communities.

Retaliatory Israeli air strikes have killed at least 370 people in the Gaza Strip, with 2,200 wounded, Palestinian officials say
One British citizen, Jake Marlowe, is missing in Israel – he was working at an outdoor party near the Gaza border when the attack happened.

And in Egypt, two Israeli tourists and their Egyptian tour guide were shot dead in Alexandria, apparently by a policeman.

The wave of attacks launched by the Hamas militant group on Saturday morning is the biggest escalation in decades between the two sides.