Israel Launches Retaliatory Strikes in Gaza, over 230 Palestinians Martyred

Web DeskOctober 8, 20234053 min
Israel Launches Retaliatory Strikes in Gaza, over 230 Palestinians Martyred

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has escalated significantly, resulting in a rising death toll and widespread destruction. The death toll has risen to 300, with over 1,000 people injured. More than 230 Gazans have been martyred, and over 1,700 wounded, as a result of Israeli retaliatory strikes. Israeli civilians have also been killed, and senior military officers were among those killed in fighting near Gaza.

Hamas launched an unprecedented offensive involving land, air, and sea attacks, in response to what it called the desecration of the Al Aqsa Mosque and Israeli atrocities against Palestinians over the years. The offensive includes rocket attacks on Israeli cities and the capturing of hostages, including military personnel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to respond with force and turn Gaza into a “deserted island.” Israel has conducted retaliatory strikes and clashes with Hamas fighters continued. The Israeli government has also approved measures to target the military and governmental capabilities of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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Western capitals have condemned Hamas for its attacks, while Iran’s supreme leader expressed support for the group. UN Middle East peace envoy Tor Wennesland called for all sides to “pull back from the brink.”

The recent escalation follows months of rising violence, tensions in Gaza, and clashes in the occupied West Bank. There are concerns that the conflict could spread to other areas, including the West Bank and Jerusalem.

The conflict has had a severe humanitarian impact, with overcrowded hospitals in Gaza facing shortages of medical supplies and equipment. Israel has cut the power supply to Gaza, plunging the city into darkness.

The international community is deeply concerned about the situation, with calls for an immediate ceasefire and a return to negotiations to address the underlying issues. The situation remains fluid, and efforts to de-escalate the conflict and prevent further loss of life are ongoing.

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