According to reports, Hamas has threatened to begin executing kidnapped Israeli people for each Israeli attack on civilian homes.
According to Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas’s military branch, which Iran supports, Hamas has been following Islamic precepts and keeping Israeli hostages secure. On Saturday, Hamas unleashed deadly strikes against Israel, murdering over 250 people at a “Peace” promoting music festival.
Ubaida has also pointed the finger at Israel, alleging that their increased use of air strikes against civilian targets without prior notice is to blame for the escalation of the threat.
The spokesperson added that public executions would be videotaped and shown on television.
Following the Hamas assault on Saturday, Israel has launched over a thousand airstrikes against Gaza.
In an interview with NBC News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged US funding of terrorist organizations.
Blinken, who backed President Biden’s $6 billion aid plan for Iran, now says the country has unfortunately and consistently employed and concentrated its funds on financing terrorism.
After NBC’s Kristen Welker suggested that Iran might be utilizing other finances to support assaults, Iran has now admitted it does so. Blinkin agreed that Iran regularly funnels money to terrorist organizations like Hamas.
Reports show over 600,000 Palestinians have fled northern Gaza since the conflict escalated on Sunday when Israeli authorities informed 155 families that friends and relatives were held hostage by Hamas.
More than a million Palestinians have been ordered to leave northern Gaza by Israel in preparation for an expected ground assault, causing a humanitarian emergency that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and other international bodies. Despite Hamas’s best efforts to stem the exodus, many have already fled, according to IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari.
On Sunday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the IDF has promised not to conduct operations along the main road going south from north Gaza, and Palestinians are encouraged to take full advantage of this opportunity. The IDF has alleged on social media that Hamas leaders have said they would protect them.
Hagari assured that the armed forces are attempting to liberate the hostages taken from Israel.