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"In a state of shock and pain": Civilians caught up in Israel-Hamas conflict

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 10 Oct 2023, 7:22AM
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"In a state of shock and pain": Civilians caught up in Israel-Hamas conflict

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 10 Oct 2023, 7:22AM

It's thought that up to 1,300 have died in the conflict between Israel and Hamas so far. 

Around 800 Israeli people have been killed since the Palestinian militant group launched its attack, and almost 500 have died in Gaza after Israel retaliated. 

It's thought up to 100 Israeli citizens have been taken hostage. 

Israel is cutting off all electricity, food, and fuel to the Gaza Strip. 

Victoria University international relations expert, Alexander Bukh grew up in Israel. 

He told Kate Hawkesby that citizens are in a state of shock and pain. 

Bukh says the Israeli Government is punishing Hamas and unfortunately Palestinian civilians also living in Gaza. 

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