Share This Article
Gaza in Crisis: Deadly Confrontation Between Israel and Hamas Rages
Israeli-Hamas War Continues
The death toll in Gaza continues to rise as the fighting between Israel and Gaza-based Palestinian militant groups enters its seventh day. According to Gaza’s health ministry, at least 191 Palestinians have been killed in the latest Israeli military operation against Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza, including 55 children and 33 women.
Meanwhile, the Israeli military has reported that at least 10 people have been killed in Israel due to rocket fire from Gaza, including two children.
The latest round of fighting began last Monday after Hamas militants fired long-range rockets at the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Beersheba in response to what it said were Israeli violations of a ceasefire.
The Israeli military responded by launching an operation called “Guardian of the Walls” to target and destroy Hamas’ rocket launching infrastructure and militant tunnels.
Israel has also accused Hamas of using civilians as human shields, an accusation the group has denied.
The United Nations has warned of a “full-scale war” as the situation continues to escalate. The UN Security Council is set to hold an emergency meeting today to discuss the ongoing conflict.
The international community has called for an immediate ceasefire and for Israel and Hamas to agree to a new period of calm and for a de-escalation of tensions.
The Israeli government has said it is ready to accept a ceasefire, but Hamas has so far refused to agree to one.
The Israeli military is continuing its operations in Gaza, with the main focus being on targeting underground tunnels, rocket-launching sites, and launchers.
In the meantime, the Palestinian death toll continues to rise, with more innocent lives being taken every day.
Death toll in Gaza
The death toll in Gaza continues to rise as Israeli aircraft continue to pound the blockaded Palestinian enclave. According to local officials, at least 20 people have been killed in the recent exchange of fire between Gaza-based armed groups and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The Israeli military launched air raids overnight in response to Palestinian rockets fired towards southern Israel. According to the IDF, over 100 rockets were launched, and many of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.
The Israeli offensive reportedly targeted over 30 militant sites in the besieged coastal strip, killing at least 20 people. Among the dead was a local commander of the Hamas military wing. At least 11 of those killed were children, according to local authorities.
The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas targets across the Gaza Strip, and has sent reinforcements to the border to prepare for a potential ground incursion.
Meanwhile, in response to the intensifying Israeli military campaign, Palestinian militants have launched more rockets into Israel, and have warned of more to come if Israel fails to halt its offensive. The warning comes as the United Nations Security Council held an emergency session to address the situation.
The Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire, and urged both parties to show restraint and de-escalate the situation. However, with no end in sight to the violence, the death toll looks likely to rise further.
According to reports, the death toll in Gaza is increasing as Israeli jets pound the city relentlessly. The death toll stands at 60 now, with hundreds injured, and the violence showing no signs of stopping. Palestinian militants have fired hundreds of rockets into Israel in in response, though most of them have been intercepted. The Israeli military has mobilized several thousand troops to the border in anticipation of a possible ground invasion of the Gaza strip.
Both sides have accused each other of war crimes and of firing on civilian targets. Israel has accused Hamas of using human shields to protect their fighters, while Hamas has accused Israel of using excessive force and of targeting civilians. The UN has called for a ceasefire to stop the violence and has warned of a humanitarian crisis in the region.
The fighting has stalled talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority towards a peace deal, and has heighted tensions on both sides. This is the worst violence in the region between the two sides since 2014, and there is no end in sight.
The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice. The stock market can be volatile, and investing in stocks carries risks. Always do your own research and consider consulting with a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.