Two-Month Mark: Ongoing Israel-Hamas Conflict Show No End in Sight

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Palestinians sit by the building of the Al-Nadi family destroyed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip in Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, early Friday, Dec. 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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As we hit the two-month mark in the Israel-Hamas conflict, the situation remains dire. Despite high casualties, with over 17,000 Palestinians dead, the war shows no sign of stopping.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Golan has indicated that intense military operations will continue for around another two months, followed by extended mop-up efforts. Speaking with ABC News, he asserted that Israel’s battle is specifically against Hamas, the ruling group in Gaza, and not the Palestinian people.

Israeli soldiers embrace next to photos of people killed and taken captive by Hamas militants during their rampage through the Nova music festival in southern Israel, which are displayed at the site of the event, to commemorate the Oct. 7, massacre, near kibbutz Re’im, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

This comes as there is heightened concern over the rising number of civilian deaths and the 130 hostages still being held by Hamas. Many Israeli citizens are pressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to prioritize hostages over military tactics.

The conflict’s intensity was briefly interrupted by a truce that led to the exchange of hostages and prisoners. However, this has not paved the way for prolonged peace, with further negotiations hinging on the release of additional hostages, including children.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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