Source: Israel National News, October 7, 2023
IDF confirms Hamas is holding kidnapped Israelis, shootouts in 22 locations in southern Israel.
An IDF spokesperson has confirmed that there are Israeli hostages and people were kidnapped during the fighting.
In addition, there is a high chance that a fighting front will open on Israel’s northern border.
“Israel has been at war since 6:30 in the morning, with rocket attacks and dozens of terrorist infiltrations at a large number of ground locations, naval [locations], and from the air – also at the crossings. There are 22 locations around the Gaza border where fighting is taking place – we have forces in all of the towns. We want to do a second round of searching, to ensure they are all killed,” the spokesman said.
“We have hostages in Ofakim and in Be’eri – there is fighting there, with Yamam and other special forces. We have fighting in the Gaza area, in Nahal Oz – that is under control right now.”