Hamas killed at least nine American citizens in this weekend’s surprise attack from Gaza, the U.S. State Department reported on Monday, Oct. 9. Unfortunately, this story will be updated in upcoming days.
Several other countries also reported their citizens are among the dead in the massive assault by the Islamic terrorist group.
About a dozen other Americans remain unaccounted for, perhaps taken to Gaza or are among the slain.
At least 900 Israelis have been killed, and more than 2,300 wounded, in the deadliest assault on the Jewish state in 50 years.
Hamas killed at least 12 Thais during its terrorist offensive, Thailand’s foreign ministry said on Monday. There are about 25,000 Thai workers in Israel, most of whom work as farmhands, including 5,000 who are employed near the border with the Gaza Strip.
The Foreign Ministry of Thailand said Sunday that Hamas had also abducted 11 of its citizens.
A picture distributed on the Telegram messaging app shows at least five men sitting in the dirt with their hands behind their backs, including a 26-year-old Thai worker identified by his parents in what appeared to be a bunker, as masked gunmen train rifles on them.
Ten citizens of Nepal were among those killed in the Hamas assault, the Himalayan republic’s embassy in Tel Aviv said in a statement. “Ten Nepalis have tragically died, due to an attack by the Palestinian Hamas group, in a place called Kibbutz Alumim,” the statement read, adding that four others were being treated in the hospital and one was missing.
The Nepalis were among a group of students studying in a year-long program at the Sedot Negev Agriculture Training Center in Netivot, a city eight miles from the Gaza Strip.
At least eight French nationals are missing, confirmed dead or taken hostage after Hamas’s weekend attack on Israel, Meyer Habib, a member of France’s National Assembly who represents citizens overseas, said on Monday.
A British man who was serving in the Israeli army was killed by Hamas terrorists on Saturday, and a second Briton who was visiting the country is also feared dead.
Cpl. Nathanel Young, 20, from London, was a soldier in the Golani Brigade’s 13th Battalion, according to the Israeli Defense Forces.
A woman whose semi-nude corpse was put on display in the back of a Hamas pick-up truck as terrorists sat and spat on her and jeered was identified as a 30-year-old German tattoo artist.
Shani Louk, who is a dual national, was at the Supernova Sukkot Gathering music festival near Kibbutz Re’im when she was seized by terrorists who murdered around 260 attendees there.
Two Spaniards have been “affected” by the Hamas assault on Israel, Spain’s acting Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares said on Monday. Albares did not elaborate on the status of the Spaniards.
“We have information about two Spaniards who have been affected and we are in constant contact with their families. For security reasons and out of respect for their families, I will not give any more details,” he told state broadcaster TVE.
The Ukrainian embassy announced the death of two of its citizens, who were also killed by Hamas.