Two months ago, Israel declared war on the Palestinian independence organization Hamas. In response to the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, they started attacking the Gaza Strip from that day.
Reuters reports that according to the Gaza Ministry of Health, 17,170 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza so far. 46 thousand people were injured. According to Israel’s calculations, 1,200 people have been killed and 240 hostages have been taken so far in the Hamas attack.
Let’s take a look at what happened in the Gaza Strip in the last two months:
On October 7, Hamas fighters attacked Israel. At least 1 thousand 147 people were killed. Among them are 320 Israeli soldiers and 59 policemen. In addition, Hamas arrested about 240 people from Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then declared war, vowing to destroy Hamas’ military and government capabilities and free hostages.
A day later, Israel imposed a complete blockade on the Gaza Strip, cutting off food, electricity and fuel supplies to Gaza.
Indiscriminate bombings followed for several weeks. Devastation continues in Gaza.
Israel began the second phase of the war by launching a ground offensive in northern Gaza in late October.
A week-long ceasefire brokered by Qatar came into force on 24 November. At this time, Hamas released hundreds of hostages from Israel. In return, at least 240 Palestinians were released from Israeli prisons.
Israel launched new airstrikes on Gaza last Friday, shortly after the end of a week-long ceasefire.
Since then, Israeli forces have expanded military operations in southern Gaza. Israeli forces are now attacking Khan Younis area.