Israel is at war with Hamas, a Palestinian militant group that controls the Gaza Strip. On October 7, 2023, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, firing over 5,000 rockets in the first 20 minutes. Israel responded with airstrikes on Gaza.
The fighting has been intense, and there have been heavy casualties on both sides. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 232 people have been killed in Gaza, and over 1,700 have been wounded. Israeli media is reporting that at least 250 Israelis have been killed, and 1,500 have been wounded.
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The fighting has also caused widespread damage to infrastructure in both Gaza and Israel. Schools, hospitals, and power plants have been destroyed or damaged.
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The international community is calling for a ceasefire, but both sides have so far refused to back down. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel will continue to fight until Hamas is “defeated.” Hamas says it will continue to fight until Israel lifts its blockade on Gaza.
High rise “Watan tower” has been knocked down in Central Gaza by IDF
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The conflict in Israel and Gaza is a complex one with a long history. The two sides have been fighting for decades, and there is no easy solution. The current round of fighting is the worst since 2014, and it is unclear how long it will last.