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Gaza Onslaught as Israel Warns Airstrikes are Just The Beginning

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said it will use "enormous force" against the Hamas militant group. He said Israeli retaliation in the Gaza Strip for the attacks by Hamas gunmen in Israel had only just begun.

About 900 people in Israel are now known to have died in the surprise attack, including 260 people massacred by Hamas gunmen at a music festival.

Since then, hundreds of Palestinians including many civilians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. It’s widely expected that Israel will launch a ground offensive into Gaza, where around 130 Israelis are being held hostage by Hamas. Lyse Doucet presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Jeremy Bowen.

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