State Department Update: 33 Americans Killed, 10 Missing in Israel-Hamas Conflict


The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has claimed the lives of at least 33 Americans, while 10 others remain missing, as revealed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his impassioned address at the United Nations on Tuesday.

Initially, the State Department reported 32 American casualties due to the conflict that commenced on October 7, but this number has increased to 33.

There are reports of a “handful” of American citizens, at least 10 still missing. And believed to be held captive by Hamas, the terrorist organization at the heart of this conflict.

Secretary Blinken utilized this critical platform to call upon the U.N. Security Council to wield its influence in preventing the Israel-Hamas conflict from spiraling further out of control.

He highlighted a concerning rise in attacks on U.S. nationals in the Middle East, orchestrated by Iranian proxies, underscoring the urgent need for global intervention to safeguard American lives and regional stability.

In a call to action, Secretary Blinken implored the members of the U.N. Security Council, “If you, like the United States, want to prevent this conflict from spreading, tell Iran, tell its proxies in public, in private, through every means: Do not open another front against Israel in this conflict. Do not attack Israel’s partners.”