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Gaza's Crisis Deepens Amid Threat of Ground Invasion

An Israeli invasion of Gaza with the risk of killing more civilians should be classified as a war crime. Even in wars, there are rules!

Ambushes expected in IDF possible invastion of Gaza - Photo by Kony / Unsplash

The current situation in Gaza is indeed dire, with the ongoing conflict leading to a severe humanitarian crisis. Hospitals in Gaza are struggling to cope with the overwhelming number of casualties, while parents are resorting to marking their children's names on their bodies to identify them in case of tragedy. Since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, approximately 1.4 million people in Gaza have been internally displaced, and the death toll has exceeded 4,000, with over 13,000 injured.

Israel has announced plans to intensify its attacks on the Gaza Strip, extending its targets to Syria and the occupied West Bank. The United Nations agencies have urgently called for a humanitarian ceasefire, unrestricted access to humanitarian aid in Gaza, and sustained assistance. While a 20-truck convoy has delivered supplies to Gaza, the situation remains far from resolved. The first humanitarian aid convoy to reach Gaza since the conflict began arrived on October 22, followed by a second convoy on October 23.

Ground Invasion

The risk of a ground invasion by Israel in response to Hamas' actions on October 7 adds to the overall gravity of the situation. Gaza remains a place of immense suffering, with overwhelmed healthcare facilities, a displaced population, and inadequate humanitarian aid in the midst of an ongoing and intensifying conflict.

Here are some of the latest updates on the situation:

Israel is Pitiless and this Shows You Why
Israel is willing to commit more war crimes in defiance of the UN which is telling Tel Aviv that even wars have on!

Hospitals in Gaza are overwhelmed with casualties, with insufficient room to handle the influx of patients and morgues overflowing. Some parents in Gaza have resorted to writing their children's names on their legs to help identify them should either they or the children be killed.

Approximately 1.4 million people have been internally displaced in Gaza since the start of the Israel-Hamas war. Over 4,000 people have been killed in Gaza and more than 13,000 injured since the conflict began.

Israel's military spokesman said on October 22 that it plans to step up attacks on the Gaza Strip in preparation for the next stage of the country's war on Hamas. On October 23, Israel widened its attacks to include targets in Syria and the occupied West Bank.

The UN is impotent?

The United Nations agencies have called for a humanitarian cease-fire, "immediate, unrestricted humanitarian access throughout Gaza," and for humanitarian aid to be at scale and sustained. The agencies welcomed the delivery of a 20-truck convoy carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza, but said it is "far from enough".

The first humanitarian aid convoy to be allowed in to the besieged Gaza Strip since war broke out arrived through the Rafah border crossing on October 22. A second convoy of 14 aid trucks entered the Rafah crossing to the besieged Gaza Strip on October 23.

Israel has seemed to be on the verge of launching a ground offensive in Gaza as part of its response to Hamas’ deadly Oct. 7 rampage. Tanks and tens of thousands of troops have massed at the border, and Israeli leaders have spoken of an undefined next stage in operations.

Overall, the situation in Gaza remains dire, with hospitals overwhelmed, people displaced, and humanitarian aid still insufficient. The conflict between Israel and Hamas continues, with the risk of a ground invasion looming.

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