According to a report, the United States has dispatched a team of hostage rescue specialists to advise the Israeli military on a possible rescue of the 150 hostages violently kidnapped by Hamas terrorists and carried across the border to Gaza during a surprise attack in southern Israel.
Special operations teams in a European nation close to Israel have also been alerted and are standing by.
Tuesday, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that a small contingent of US special operations forces is assisting the Israel Defense Forces in response to the Hamas ambush that murdered more than a thousand Israelis.
The team is assisting the IDF with “planning and intelligence,” Austin told reporters traveling to Brussels with him this week.
The forces are “door-kickers” who can enter enemy territory to rescue hostages on their own.
Multiple Americans who were in Israel at the time of the Hamas invasion are anticipated to be among the captives in Gaza.
Hamas allegedly threatened to execute one prisoner for each Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip.