Israeli Political-Security Cabinet on Sunday, October 8, invoked Article 40 Aleph to officially declare war for the first time since 1973.This move comes after Hamas on Saturday, October 7, infiltrated southern Israel, sending fighters, firing 5,000 rockets, and taking captives, which prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to announce “a long and difficult war“.

The Israeli death toll from the unprecedented attack has touched 650 and more than 2,000 have been wounded.