Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant signaled a potential ground invasion of Gaza, emphasizing the conflict’s escalation following a surge of violence since October 7, when Hamas gunmen reportedly killed 1,400 Israelis. International figures, including British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and U.S. President Joe Biden, visited the region, while a Gaza hospital explosion’s cause remains contested between Israel and Palestinian narratives. The ongoing conflict has had devastating humanitarian implications, with thousands dead, wounded, and displaced in Gaza.
- Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant told troops near the Gaza border they might soon see the Palestinian enclave “from inside,” hinting at a possible ground invasion.
- The tension escalated following an incident on October 7, where Hamas gunmen in Gaza reportedly killed 1,400 Israelis, leading to retaliatory air strikes by Israel.
- British PM Rishi Sunak and U.S. President Joe Biden visited the region, showing Western support against Hamas militants, amidst global concerns about the humanitarian crisis.
- Controversy surrounds a hospital explosion in Gaza; Palestinians attribute it to an Israeli airstrike, but Israel claims it resulted from a failed rocket launch by Palestinian militants.
- The humanitarian toll from the conflict includes over 3,500 dead and more than 12,000 wounded in Gaza, with residents demanding an end to the bombardments.