- As of Wednesday, 1,200 deaths had been reported in Israel while 900 fatalities had been reported in Palestine.
- Hamas militants on Saturday launched the biggest attack on Israel in years from the occupied Gaza, catching the country's security apparatus by surprise.
Principal Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Roseline Njogu has said that Kenyans living in the war-torn countries of Israel and Palestine are safe.
She, however, said the government is putting plans to evacuate Kenyans in Israel.
The PS said in an interview with the Standard that the Ministry of Diaspora is closely monitoring the situation.
"So far, the embassy has not reported any casualty involving Kenyans living in Israel. All our people have been accounted for. Government agencies, together with the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, are monitoring the situation and keeping in touch with the team at the embassy (in Tel Aviv). We are working on plans for evacuation," she said.
The development comes after a section of lawmakers called on the government to inform the public on the whereabouts of Kenyans in Palestine and Israel.
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino said the intense attacks from both sides have claimed lives yet the government was yet to put in place plans to evacuate Kenyans from the countries.
"There have been attacks since Saturday and we are yet to know how many Kenyans have been affected, and if killed, how many? Government should move with speed, " the MP said.
"We have been waiting for a clear communication of the number of Kenyans in Palestine and Israel in vain, bring our people back home," he added.
Babu also called for the United Nations to work towards storing peace in both countries.
"There is a lot of tension. If there is no peace, this can result in a third world war, countries are now taking sides," he noted.
As of Wednesday, 1,200 deaths had been reported in Israel while 900 fatalities had been reported in Palestine.
Hamas militants on Saturday launched the biggest attack on Israel in years from the occupied Gaza, catching the country's security apparatus by surprise.
According to the BBC, militants crossed into Israel from Gaza under the cover of heavy rocket fire and took dozens of Israelis captive and killed others in a shooting frenzy in nearby villages.
Israel responded with a wave of air strikes on targets in Gaza killing hundreds of people.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was at war and vowed that Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, will "pay a price it has never known".
"Hamas launched a murderous surprise attack against the state of Israel and its citizens," he said.
This is one of the most serious escalations in the Israel-Palestinian conflict in years.
US President Joe Biden has given unequivocal support to Israel as Israeli bombs continue bombarding Gaza using air and artillery fire.