In a turn of events that’s gripped the world, today saw the Israel-Hamas conflict intensify. Over 1,200 lives have been claimed, with Tel Aviv under fire and Israel’s Iron Dome actively intercepting Hamas rockets.
Amidst the turmoil, the Israeli Defense Forces reported taking down over 500 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip. This robust response follows this weekend’s shocking events, when hundreds of Hamas militants infiltrated Israel in an unparalleled assault, causing panic and prompting calls for a massive military retaliation.
Gaza, already under a tight blockade, faces even stricter sanctions. Israel’s defense minister declared nothing is allowed in or out. This move, expected to drastically affect the two million residents, has sparked international concern.
President Joe Biden has firmly backed Israel’s right to defend itself, even as concerns arise about the broader implications for the Middle East.