The Israeli occupation forces have launched a military war against the Gaza Strip, resulting in a devastating toll on the Palestinian population. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed the military campaign, which commenced on Saturday, October 7, 2023, following a high-level security meeting.
The escalation in violence comes after a series of heavy airstrikes by Israeli warplanes, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake and claiming the lives of over 160 Palestinians. Additionally, hundreds have been reported injured in the attacks.
Netanyahu’s announcement came shortly after the security meeting held at 1 pm on October 7th, during which top officials discussed the growing tensions in the Gaza Strip and explored possible courses of action.
Meanwhile, Palestinian authorities have condemned the Israeli offensive, describing it as a disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force against a densely populated area.