The Met’s Counter-Terror Police is urging anyone in Britain with evidence related to the terror attacks in Israel to contact them, after a number of British citizens were confirmed dead.
Those who have footage or photos from Hamas‘ terror attacks in southern Israel, which began in a lethal surprise attack on Saturday, should contact the force immediately.
It said those British citizens with friends, relatives and loved ones within the war torn country will be able to share direct messages, images or videos shared by those in Israel.
The announcement comes as the war enters its sixth day, with 17 British citizens feared to be dead or missing within the country.
Family liaison officers are currently supporting families in the UK affected by the ongoing conflict, with police officers helping any repatriation of loved ones back to the UK.
The Met’s Counter-Terror Police is urging anyone in Britain with evidence related to the terror attacks in Israel to contact them
Footage released following Hamas’ attack on a festival in Southern Israel shows the carnage left
The bloody conflict, that has already claimed more than 2,300 lives on both sides. Pictured: Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Wednesday
A force spokesperson said: ‘This appeal is directed at anyone who may have already returned from Israel in the past few days and has footage or images of the terrorist attacks.
‘There may also be people in the UK who have friends, relatives or loved ones in Israel and have been sent direct messages, images or videos.
‘UK nationals are among those who were killed or are missing.
‘Specialist officers are in close contact with colleagues in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to act upon information about UK nationals being received.’
The police have warned against people sending footage or information they have received from social media, online sources and media reports.
Among those Brits known to have died is Nathanel Young, 20, who was serving in the Israeli army when he was killed during Hamas’s attack.
Bernard Cowan, who grew up around Glasgow, also died.
Jack Marlowe, 26, who went to the same London school as Mr Young, is believed to be missing, while photographer Dan Darlington is feared dead.
Palestinians rescue a young girl from the rubble of a destroyed residential building following an Israeli airstrike on Tuesday
Among those Brits known to have died is Nathanel Young, 20, who was serving in the Israeli army when he was killed during Hamas’s attack
Jack Marlowe, 26, who went to the same London school as Mr Young, is believed to be missing
A post from Mr Darlington’s sister Shelley on social media said he was ‘murdered’ at Nir Oz, a kibbutz in southern Israel. His death has not been officially confirmed.
Mr Marlowe was providing security at the Supernova music festival in the desert near Kibbutz Re’im when the area was invaded by Hamas gunmen.
Meanwhile, Brits who remain stuck in Israel have accused the Foreign Office of not doing enough to get them out.
The bloody conflict, that has already claimed more than 2,300 lives on both sides, erupted on Saturday after terrorist group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel.
Since then fierce fighting has taken place, seeing Israel bombard the Gaza Strip in retaliation.
The stark message, made in a late night address, came after the Prime Minister accused the Palestinian militants of beheading soldiers and raping women.
His claims about the beheadings had not been independently confirmed but rescue workers and witnesses had described horrific scenes.
Israel has continued to pound the Gaza Strip, with residents of the enclave facing ever-growing uncertainty after the territory’s only power plant was shut down earlier today.
The country’s blockage has blocked supplies of fuel, food, water and medicines into the Palestinian territory leaving Gaza’s 2.3 million residents without electricity, internet or running water.
The Israeli bombardment is said to have displaced 260,000 people from Gaza, according to the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency.
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