Israeli troops and tanks conducted a brief raid in northern Gaza, targeting anti-tank weaponry and engaging with Hamas fighters in anticipation of a larger ground invasion. This marks the third Israeli raid since the onset of a war that has resulted in thousands of deaths and displaced over a million people in Gaza. Concurrently, the U.S. military launched airstrikes against two locations in eastern Syria associated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps in response to attacks on U.S. personnel. Amidst the conflict, Arab leaders have called for a cease-fire, emphasizing the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza.
- Israeli forces conducted a brief raid in northern Gaza to “prepare the battlefield” for a potential larger ground invasion.
- Over two weeks of airstrikes in Gaza have led to thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than a million residents.
- The U.S. launched airstrikes in eastern Syria, targeting locations linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, in retaliation for attacks on U.S. assets in the region.
- Arab leaders are urging a cease-fire to alleviate civilian suffering and allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.
- Hamas, which has governed Gaza since 2007, is deeply entrenched in the region, with both political and charity organizations alongside its military wing.