At least 14 Americans among fatalities in Israel bombings

President Joe Biden confirmed the figure at a White House press conference.

At least 14 Americans have been killed in attacks carried out by the Hamas terrorist group against Israel, President Joe Biden revealed at a White House conference.

On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that there were several American nationals among the total number of dead and injured from the terrorist attacks against Israel, though he did not provide an exact count.

"Yes, we have reports that several Americans were killed. We’re working overtime to verify that," Blinken stated. "At the same time, there are reports of missing Americans and, there again, we’re working to verify those reports."

At the moment, the identities of the victims and missing have not been revealed. The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem ordered U.S. citizens to "take shelter" and explained that they are working to carry out "any potential evacuation by land or air."

Two congressmen were in Israel at the time the attack began

Democratic Senator Cory Booker was in Israel at the time the terrorist attacks began. Through a video on X (formerly Twitter), he recounted what he saw and experienced during his stay in Israel:

Rep. Dan Goldman was also there. The Democratic representative was in Israel with his wife and three of his children to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah. They have since been able to return to the United States, as confirmed by their spokesperson, Simone Kanter:

The nationalities of the other victims and missing persons

Aside from the four Americans and hundreds of Israelis who have died as a result of the terrorist attacks, authorities have begun to confirm victims of other nationalities and foreign citizens who are missing or taken hostage by Hamas.

Alberto Fernández, president of Argentina, confirmed the death of Rodolfo Fabián Skariszewski :

With deep regret, I embrace the family and loved ones of Rodolfo Fabián Skariszewski, an Argentinian citizen killed during the brutal terrorist attack perpetrated this morning by Hamas on different towns in southern Israel.

Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alicia Bárcena reported that two Mexicans are believed to have been captured by the terrorist group:

I regret to inform that our embassy has informed us that a Mexican woman and a Mexican man have been allegedly taken hostage by the Hamas group in Gaza this Saturday. We are in contact with authorities in Israel and family members to provide follow-up, support and care.

Prime Minister of Thailand Srettha Thavisin also stated that two Thai nationals had been killed. Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara, minister of Foreign Affairs, declared that there were also eight injured and 11 taken hostage.

A French citizen was also murdered, as confirmed by the French government:

We have sadly received the news of the tragic death of a compatriot in Israel in the context of the terrorist attacks. France sends its most sincere condolences to his family. The teams from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs are in close contact with the family of our compatriot to help them overcome this difficult ordeal.

From Ireland, RTE reported that Kim Danti, a 22-year-old woman with Irish and Israeli nationality, is missing. It has also been reported from the United Kingdom that the status of Jake Marlowe, 26, is unknown. The newspaper El Confidencial reported the disappearance of two Spaniards in the attacks.