Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed Sunday a number of Americans are among the individuals kidnapped by Hamas terrorists who infiltrated Israeli on Saturday morning. Many have also been killed.
“We have reports that several Americans were killed. We’re working overtime to verify that. At the same time, there are reports of missing Americans, and there again, we’re working to verify those reports,” Blinken said during an interview with CNN.
— CNN (@CNN) October 8, 2023
Ynet news reports at least 230 people, including Israelis and Americans, are missing. Final numbers could be much higher.
Hamas terrorists still control many parts of Israel in the south as the Israeli Defense Forces work to get them out.
Thousands of rockets have been fired into the country in less than 24 hours. Thousands of people are severely injured and more than 600 have been killed.
During an interview with NBC Sunday morning, Blinken admitted that funding released to Iran – which funds Hamas and is celebrating the attacks – is used for terrorism. In September, the Biden administration released $6 billion to the regime.
"What do you say about the argument that money is fungible — so Iran may have known this money is coming and used other funds to help fund this attack?"
Secretary of State Antony Blinken: "Iran has unfortunately always used and focused its funds on supporting terrorism" pic.twitter.com/t8kyDqOHk9
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 8, 2023