The Gaza crisis is growing under an intense military bombardment by Israel, which is retaliating to Hamas’ atrocities. With innocent civilians enduring the brunt of the consequences, the civilian casualties are unfortunately an expected outcome of the war between Hamas and Israel.
The launched airstrikes in Gaza from the Israeli Armed Forces began as a response to Hamas’ continued attacks against innocent Israeli civilians, with its missiles and its explosives. The scope of the attack continues to be widespread, with many vulnerable Palestinian civilians being caught in the crossfire. This further exacerbates the long-standing deaths and injuries on both sides.
In order to try and resolve the conflict, the UN and Egyptian representatives have been working towards a ceasefire to try and limit the scope of this violent convention. While this agreement has yet to be established, the provinces and territories of both the Israeli and Palestine government are still in the midst of the fighting.
This crisis in Gaza has unfortunately been going on for years, with both sides claiming to have legitimate reasons to fight. Unfortunately, the truth is that both of their arguments resort to violence despite any peaceful attempts by either party. It is a sad reality that innocent lives must be the ones to suffer the consequences of a war that neither of them wish to back down from.
The international community has done their best to work for peace and to provide humanitarian aid to those civilians affected by the conflict. However, the situation has only been going from bad to worse, with the UN calling for an immediate ceasefire between the two sides. Meanwhile, the threat of a third round of an armed conflict between Israel and Palestine looms ever-closer.
The Gaza crisis will continue to be an ever-growing dilemma until both sides can come together to negotiate a truce and to bring an end to the violence. Until then, innocent lives will continue to be wasted as a result of the prolonged war, and the civilian casualties will continue to mount.