Monday, while reporting from Israel, Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst fought back tears as he described how Hamas militants have “slaughtered” civilians, including children, in recent days.
Hamas launched an unprecedented attack against Israel over the weekend, resulting in Israeli officials declaring war on the group and hundreds of casualties on both sides. Monday, the State Department of the United States confirmed that at least eleven Americans were among the fatalities.
Yingst described his recent experiences in Israel as “absolutely horrifying.”
“There’s been a center set up here in Israel where families can give names and even DNA,” Yingst said.
“And when you watch the Israeli press at night, you see scenes of parents showing up to …, Sorry, it’s … it’s difficult. But parents showing up to give hair of their kids to the authorities to see if they can match the DNA to the bodies.” he continued through tears.
He was reporting from outside a police station in Sderot that had been attacked by Hamas militants and recovery efforts were ongoing as he was one of Fox’s most prominent foreign correspondents.