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Israel’s ‘Total Siege’ of Gaza: A Look at the Latest Conflict
Siege of Gaza
Israel has ordered a “complete siege” of the Palestinian enclave of Gaza following a military statement that it has retaken Israeli communities stormed by Hamas.
The siege was ordered by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Thursday after Israeli forces launched an operation to retake the communities, which had been taken by Hamas fighters.
IDF spokesman Major-General Yoav Mordechai said that the operation was in “response to the surge in rocket fire from Gaza towards Israeli communities in the southern Negev.” He added: “It is now time to lay a complete siege on the area.”
The IDF has been carrying out airstrikes and artillery bombardments targeting Hamas positions in Gaza in response to the rocket fire, which began on Sunday and has continued unabated.
The Israeli government has also issued an emergency evacuation order for Israeli communities within a kilometer of the Gaza border.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas, the dominant militant group in Gaza, has been intensifying in recent weeks following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The situation in Gaza has been further exacerbated by the Israeli government’s decision to reduce electricity supplies to the territory, which has led to worsening living conditions in the enclave.
The IDF has said that it is determined to put an end to the rocket fire and will use “all necessary measures” to do so. However, they have also said that they are committed to avoiding civilian casualties and protecting the stability of the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military has announced that it has completed a “complete siege” of the Palestinian enclave of Gaza, following a major military operation to retake Israeli communities that were stormed by Hamas militants. Hundreds of Israeli troops were sent into the enclave after a week of escalating violence that saw more than 900 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel. The siege is aimed at preventing further rocket fire, but it has also raised fears of a humanitarian crisis in the impoverished region.
The operation has drawn international condemnation, with human rights groups warning of a deepening humanitarian catastrophe in the already impoverished Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the move, saying it was necessary to protect Israeli citizens, and that the siege will “create a new situation in which we will be able to defend our citizens”.
The siege is likely to be extremely difficult for the Gaza Strip’s two million residents, as it limits their access to food, medicine and other basic goods. In addition, Israel has cut off the enclave from the outside world, making it even harder for residents to get by. The restrictions could also have a significant economic impact, with businesses unable to access key markets and resources.
The siege comes as tension between Israel and Hamas continues to mount. Hamas has long maintained that its ultimate goal is to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land, while Israel has vowed to respond to any attacks with force. For now, there appears to be no end in sight for the stalemate, with both sides refusing to back down.
Storm by Hamas
Israel has ordered a complete siege of the Palestinian enclave of Gaza following a military offensive which saw it take control of Israeli communities previously stormed by Hamas.
The order came as a response to a series of attacks from within Gaza on Israeli communities. The most recent of these saw over a hundred rockets fired at Israeli settlements.
Israeli forces responded to these attacks by launching a military offensive which saw it take control of Israeli communities along the Gaza border. As part of the offensive, Israel also destroyed dozens of Hamas tunnels and launched numerous air strikes.
The complete siege of Gaza, which will involve closing border crossings, restricting trade and banning the movement of people in and out of the enclave, is intended to prevent further incursions by Hamas and other militant groups.
The siege has been met with strong condemnation from the international community, with some countries accusing Israel of collective punishment and of violating international law.
The UN has warned that the siege could lead to a further deterioration in the already dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, which has been under an Israeli blockade for over a decade.
The Israeli government has maintained that the siege is a necessary measure to protect its citizens, and has accused Hamas of using Gaza as a base from which to launch attacks on Israeli territory.
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