***Live Updates*** Israel Orders ‘Complete Siege’ of Gaza Strip Following Hamas Terror Attack

sraeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has approved a “complete siege” of the Gaza strip following Hamas’s massive terror attack on the Jewish state, which has killed over 900 people and wounded 2,500 more, according to reports. State Department spokesman Matt Miller has confirmed the death of nine U.S. citizens. There are over 100 hostages being held in Gaza by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, according to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. In response to the attack, the Israeli Airforce has struck at least 1,000 terror targets in Gaza. Iran reportedly assisted in the planning and approval of the attack.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

1:50 P.M. —

1:37 P.M. — Larry Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard University, torches the school’s students over their support for the terror attacks on Israel.

As Breitbart News reported:

In a joint statement signed by at least 57 student groups, the students blamed Israel for the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas killing Israelis.

“We, the undersigned student organizations, hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence,” a joint statement by scores of Harvard student groups read.
“Today’s events did not occur in a vacuum,” the statement continue. “For the last two decades, millions of Palestinians in Gaza have been forced to live in an open-air prison. Israeli officials promise to ‘open the gates of hell,’ and the massacres in Gaza have already commenced.”
“Palestinians in Gaza have no shelters for refuge and nowhere to escape,” the Harvard students added. “In the coming days, Palestinians will be forced to bear the full brunt of Israel’s violence.”

1:20 P.M. — A Hamas official claims will execute an Israeli hostage for every new civilian house bombed without warning, per reports. 

1:09 P.M. — Hamas’s terror attack on Israel has killed over 900 people, the Times of Israel, citing local media, reports. 

12:30 P.M. — The European Union announces it is immediately suspending a p

“As the biggest donor of the Palestinians, the European Commission is putting its full development portfolio under review, worth a total of €691m,” EU commissioner Oliver Varhelyi writes on social media.

12:01 P.M. — Israel has mobilized 300,000 reservists in the past 48 hours as its forces continue strikes against Hamas terror targets in Gaza.

11:55 A.M. — The White House calls a lid before noon, Fox News reports. 

11:50 A.M. —  Israeli strikes have killed aHezbollah terrorist, according to the group. Speaking to Lebanese media, a spokesperson for Hezbollah says the group will fight back “in accordance with the deterrence rules it has imposed.”

11:30 A.M. — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office swats down a report claiming that he received a warning of an imminent attack from Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel, according to the Times of Israel

“This is total fake news,”the statement says.

The leader “has not spoken with or met with [Kamel] since the formation of the government — not by backchannels nor directly.”

11:13 A.M. — Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry is denouncing Hamas’s terror attack on Israel, saying in a statement that its assaults “constitute a dangerous escalation.”

“Bahrain denounces [….] the kidnapping of civilians from their homes as hostages,” the statement reads.

11:00 A.M. — Secretary of State Antony Blinken appears to have deleted a tweet saying he encouraged Turkey’s efforts to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. 

10:26 A.M. — Rockets strikes in thethe Jerusalem region injures three people, according to Magen David Adom ambulance service.

Times of Israel reports:

MDA says medics are treating a man in his 20s who has been seriously wounded by shrapnel as a result of a rocket impact in Abu Ghosh, west of Jerusalem.
Another two people are being treated in an undisclosed area near Jerusalem — a woman in her 60s in critical condition, and a man with light injuries, MDA says.

10:26 A.M. — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells politicians from Southern Israel that the country’s fight against Hamas will change the course of Middle East history.

“I know you’ve been through tough, terrible things. What Hamas will go through will be tough and terrible — we’re already in the midst of the battle and we’ve only just begun,” Netanyahu says. “The nation will turn over every stone to help you all. I ask that you stand strong because we are going to change the Middle East.”

10:06 A.M. — IDF spokesperson Jonathan Conricus says one of Israel’s objectives is from Hamas’s control over Gaza.

10:02 A.M. — Israeli forces neutralize “a number of militants” who entered the territory of the Jewish state from Lebanon, says an IDF spokesperson.

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