Israel-Hamas war: Met Police appeals for footage or images of attack after British citizens confirmed dead | UK News

The Metropolitan Police has appealed for footage or images of last weekend’s attack in Israel after a number of British citizens were confirmed dead in the country.

The force’s counter-terrorism unit is “appealing for anyone in the UK who has direct evidence related to the terrorist attacks”.

It added: “This appeal is directed at anyone who may have already returned from Israel in the past few days.

“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 are discouraging people from sending them footage or information from social media, online sources and media reports.

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Seventeen British nationals, including children, are feared to have been killed or are missing in the country, Sky News understands.

Four British men have been confirmed to have died as a result of the incursion.

Jake Marlowe, a security guard at the Supernova music festival raided by Hamas over the weekend, was confirmed dead today.

Jake Marlowe working as a security guard in southern Israel
Jake Marlowe was working as a security guard in southern Israel

The 26-year-old’s parents, Lisa and Michael Marlowe, said: “We are heartbroken to have to inform you the crushing news that our son Jake has been confirmed dead in southern Israel.”

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The three others of those known to have died are Israeli army member Nathanel Young, Bernard Cowan from Scotland, and photographer Dan Darlington.

Hamas launched the attack on Saturday morning, indiscriminately firing thousands of rockets from Gaza into Israel.

After its militants crossed the border, on foot and using various modes of transport – including several on paragliders – Israel retaliated with air strikes in the Gaza Strip.

Since the initial assault, at least 1,200 Israelis and 1,100 Palestinians have been killed.