The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has escalated in recent days, with both sides launching airstrikes and rocket attacks. The Gaza Strip has been particularly hard hit, with Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas military positions and infrastructure. Palestinian militants have also fired rockets into Israel, causing damage and injuries.
On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the military would continue to strike Hamas until it stops firing rockets at Israel. “We will continue to strike Hamas with all our might until we restore peace and quiet to the citizens of Israel,” Netanyahu said.
Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem said that the group would not be cowed by Israeli airstrikes and would continue to fight. “We will not surrender and we will not give up,” Qassem said. “We will continue to fight until we achieve our freedom and independence.”
The United Nations has called for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but both sides have so far refused to comply. The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet on Monday to discuss the crisis.
The conflict has caused a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, where over 2 million people are living under blockade. The UN estimates that over 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes as a result of the recent fighting.
The international community has expressed concern about the escalating conflict and has urged both sides to show restraint. The United States, the European Union, and other countries have called for an immediate ceasefire.