OAN’s James Meyers
UPDATED 9:33 AM – Wednesday, October 11, 2023
22 American casualties have been reported following Hamas’ terrorist strikes on Israel since Saturday morning.
Israeli media has also reported over 1,200 Israelis have died since the attacks began on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Ministry of Health claimed over 1,055 people have died in the Gaza Strip.
In an interview on MSNBC, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller noted that there are also “reports of Americans who are unaccounted for.”
“We continue to monitor the situation closely and remain in touch with our Israeli partners and the local authorities,” the spokesperson continued. “We are in touch with the families and providing all appropriate consular assistance.”
“We continue to work to confirm that number and to try to locate those who are missing,” he added. “We don’t have solid information about either the number or where they might be.”
Furthermore, casualties have continued to rise as the war rages on.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared war on Sunday and called up 300,000 reservists in preparing for a ground assault in Gaza.
Netanyahu English Translation: “I spoke with German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Italian Prime Minister Giorgio Maloney and British Prime Minister Rishi Sonak. All of them expressed unqualified support for Israel’s right to defend itself as necessary.”
Israeli military officials have also stated that they will “kill every terrorist in Israel.”
The country has claimed they will not be conducting hostage negotiations while their “military operation is still continuing.” Israel military forces recaptured areas near the Gaza Strip that were overrun by Hamas over the weekend, according to Reuters reports.
UPDATE: (October 10, 2023, 11:34 a.m. PT): Number of American casualties has been update from 11 to 14. Israeli Casualties has been updated from 700 to over 1,000. Deaths in the Gaza Strip have risen from 550 to 765.
UPDATE: (October 11, 2023, 9:33 a.m. PT): Number of American casualties has been update from 14 to 22. Israeli Casualties has been updated from 1,000 to over 1,200. Deaths in the Gaza Strip have risen from 765 to 1,055.
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