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Gaza/Jerusalem, Oct 31 (Reuters) – As the battle in Gaza between Israeli forces and Hamas militants intensifies, the need for security assistance for Israel and humanitarian aid for Palestinians becomes even more crucial.
Israel’s Offensive on Hamas in Gaza
Israel has been conducting a ground offensive against Hamas in the small Palestinian territory of Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed international calls to halt the fighting, indicating that Israel will continue its offensive.
The tunnels beneath Gaza are a prime target for Israeli forces, as they expand their ground operation into the territory. These tunnels are believed to be holding some of the hostages seized by Hamas during their attack on southern Israel. The difficulties of fighting in urban areas only add to the complexity of the situation.
The Israeli military has been striking various targets inside the Hamas-controlled territory, including anti-tank missile and rocket launch posts, as well as military compounds inside underground tunnels. In response, Hamas fighters have engaged in fierce battles with Israeli ground forces.
A Public Health Catastrophe in Gaza
Aid officials have warned of a public health catastrophe in Gaza. Hospitals are struggling to cope with the mounting casualties, while essential supplies such as food, medicine, drinking water, and fuel are running short. Gaza’s civilian population is in desperate need of humanitarian aid.
The Indonesian Hospital in Gaza has been severely impacted by Israeli air strikes. The power cut caused by the strikes has put the lives of 250 injured Palestinians at risk, as the hospital is running out of fuel. The situation is critical, and without swift intervention, many patients may not survive.
The United Nations has called for a pause in fighting to allow for more humanitarian aid to reach Gaza. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the importance of both security assistance for Israel and humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza. Without immediate relief, the conflict will continue to escalate, causing further suffering.
Children’s Lives at Risk
The conflict in Gaza has put the lives of children at risk. Air strikes have led to the collapse of buildings, leaving many children trapped beneath the rubble. The lack of humanitarian aid and essential supplies has also resulted in children getting sick from drinking salty water. Infant deaths due to dehydration are a growing concern.
Moreover, approximately 940 children are reported missing in Gaza, with some believed to be stuck beneath the rubble of destroyed buildings. The situation is dire, and immediate action is needed to save these innocent lives.
It is clear that the people of Gaza are facing a humanitarian crisis. The international community must come together to provide the necessary support and assistance. Israel must also allow for the entry of humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of civilians.
As the conflict in Gaza continues, it is our duty to raise awareness and call for urgent action. Together, we can make a difference and help bring an end to the violence and suffering.
Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Yomna Ehab, Ali Swafta, James Mackenzie, Henriette Chacar, Dan Williams, Emma Farge, and Jonathan Landay; Writing by Steven Coates and Nick Macfie; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore, Angus MacSwan, and Mark Heinrich.
A senior correspondent with nearly 25 years’ experience covering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict including several wars and the signing of the first historic peace accord between the two sides.
Read More of this Story at www.reuters.com – 2023-10-31 15:00:44
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