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Israeli envoy claims over 3500 missiles fired on civilians, condemns killing of hundreds by Hamas


Isreali Ambassador to Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, Ofra Farhi, has condemned the killing of hundreds of Israelis following an attack in Gaza by Hamas.

The death toll has since continued to rise in the bombardment.

Farhi in a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday said little children and helpless elderly people were murdered in their homes.

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“It is hard to find the words on a day like this. Since 6:30 AM on Saturday, Israel is under an attack,” she said.

Farhi said more than 3500 missiles and rockets were fired deliberately on the civilian population aiming to kill, adding that the attack sent 4 million Israelis to their shelters and safe rooms.

“In the south, barbaric attacks were carried out by Hamas terrorists in several Israelis communities.
These are terrorists who went from one house to another looking for people they can slaughter or kidnap, including children and elderly,” she said.

Farhi said some Israeli citizens and soldiers were still being held hostage while others were taken to Gaza.

“These vile terrorises are people who take pride in their cruelty, who take pictures of themselves torturing people. These are the terrorists Israel has to deal with. We are mourning more than 300 people who were brutally murdered, hoping to a quick recovery of more than 1800 wounded Israelis, and the release of dozens of hostages. We continue to pray for the safety of all those who are still missing,” she said.

The Israeli Ambassador said the terror organization Hamas, with the support of Iran, initiated the heinous and barbaric attack warning that they will be held accountable.

“Despite all, we are strong and resilient and we will do what is needed to protect our people. We have had many wars and we will win this one too,” she said.

Farhi further thanked all who expressed their support and solidarity with Israel.

“It is hard to even imagine this cowardly atrocity,” she said.

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