Details of the Threat
Hamas has given a chilling warning about the potential broadcast of executions of Israeli hostages taken during Saturday's attack. This came to light during an interview on Monday with a spokesman from the Al-Qassam Brigades, a segment of Hamas, on Al-Jazeera.
Response Per Israeli Airstrike
The spokesperson specified that for every unannounced Israeli airstrike on Gaza, one hostage would face execution. Moreover, these harrowing events would be filmed and shown to the public. Since Hamas' assault on Saturday, Israel has launched over a thousand airstrikes in the region.
Israeli Military Actions
In response to the situation, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have mobilized tens of thousands of troops around the Gaza perimeter. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has hinted at the possibility of a forthcoming ground invasion, emphasizing to President Biden the necessity of action.
Impact on Gaza's Essential Supplies
Israel has already halted the provision of water, electricity, and fuel to the Gaza Strip. Current reports from Hamas-run authorities indicate that around 560 individuals have perished as a result of the Israeli air strikes.