Hamas capture soldiers, civilians in assault on Gaza border towns

Unconfirmed reports say 52 Israelis taken into Gaza Strip; several vehicles, including an IDF tank and 2 Magen David Adom ambulances captured; EU says hostage-taking abhorrent

The Hamas terror group published footage showing its members capturing a number of Israeli soldiers during an attack on a military base on the border with the Gaza Strip on Saturday.

The Gaza-based terror group launched an unprecedented assault on Israel in the morning, firing thousands of rockets and sending gunmen into Israeli communities by land, sea and air, killing at least 40 people and injuring hundreds.

The multi-pronged attack, coming a day after Israel marked the 50th anniversary of the surprise invasion on Yom Kippur, appeared to have caught the Israeli military and security forces completely by surprise.