Particulars are nonetheless rising from many communities for miles across the Gaza Strip, and the authorities are nonetheless tallying the toll. However movies, images and survivors have portrayed many assaults throughout the area.
One 30-minute video that was posted on Fb and whose location was verified by The Instances exhibits Palestinian gunmen crossing the border fence and heading towards the southern group of Nir Oz. The video follows the group to what seems to be a kibbutz. The sounds of loud shouting and gunshots comply with.
The video ultimately exhibits the within of a room, the place at the least six bloodied our bodies lie on the bottom. One gunman opens fireplace on the our bodies, and the video cuts off.
Israel’s army mentioned on Tuesday that it didn’t have an estimate of how many individuals had been killed or kidnapped in Nir Oz.
However when the military gathered all of the survivors in a kindergarten after Saturday’s assault — which lasted at the least eight hours — one resident, Irit Lahav, and her 22-year-old daughter, Lotus Lahav, observed that most of the group’s residents had been lacking.
“We realized that it’s solely about half of the individuals right here,” the youthful Ms. Lahav mentioned. Residents estimated that the kibbutz had about 350 to 400 individuals when the assault began. Solely about 200 left in buses, she mentioned.
Arie Itzik, a retired nurse, went again to Nir Ounceson Sunday to assist with the our bodies. He mentioned on Tuesday that some had been utterly burned.
“Some individuals,” he mentioned, “I couldn’t acknowledge them.”
There are additionally indications of main tolls in different communities close to Gaza.
In Nahal Oz, Noam Tibon, a retired common who traveled there to assist his son, mentioned he and Israeli troopers had discovered the streets strewn with our bodies, some Palestinian and a few Israeli. In Alumim, images confirmed a couple of dozen physique baggage lined up exterior a constructing, although it was not instantly clear who had been killed.
Reporting was contributed by Riley Mellen, Emma Bubola, Malachy Browne, Haley Willis, Axel Boada, Arijeta Lajka, Dmitriy Khavin, Aaron Boxerman, Elena Shao, Patrick Kingsley, Isabel Kershner, Alexander Cardia and Alan Yuhas.