Amid the the violent conflict between Israel and Gaza, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that there is indiscriminate firing of rockets against civilians, and men, women, and children are being dragged out across the border into Gaza, including an elderly wheelchair-bound Holocaust survivor.
“Indiscriminate firing of rockets against civilians Thousands of rockets. Men, women, and children were dragged across the border into Gaza, including a Holocaust survivor in a wheelchair. People were gunned down in the streets, civilians,” he said, as quoted by The Telegraph. “It should be something that revolts the entire world.”
Blinken said that the Holocaust survivor was among the more than 100 people taken hostage by the Palestinian terror group Hamas. “As we’ve seen so graphically, literally dragging people across the border with Gaza, including a Holocaust survivor in a wheelchair, women, and children,” Blinken told ABC News.
A rocket barrage strike from the Gaza Strip to Israel escalated the tension within the region on Saturday, leading to a full-scale war in the area between Israel and Hamas terrorists. Nearly a thousand people have died while more than 2,000 were injured following a mass invasion of Hamas militants into Israeli territories. Palestinian officials reported that more than 300 people have been killed in Gaza.
“There’s a fundamental difference. That  conflict was a war that was state to state, country to country, army to army,” Blinken said, according to the New York Post. “This is a massive terrorist attack that is gunning down Israeli civilians in their towns and in their homes,” he added.
Blinken further stated that this is something that revolts the entire world. Terming the attack “intolerable,” Blinken said that no country should live in fear of terrorists coming into people’s homes and gunning them down. “No country should live in fear of terrorists coming into people’s homes, gunning them down in the street, dragging them across the border, and making hostages of them,” Blinken said on Sunday, as quoted by The Telegraph. “That is intolerable for any democracy,” he added.