The Palestinian enclave of Gaza is a major global hotspot with potential for extreme violence. Nearly isolated from the world since Hamas took control of it in 2007, it has been a poverty -ridden corner of the world. It is a regular launching pad for rocket attacks against southern Israel and a training ground for Islamist terrorists. Israel has carried out three major operations in the territory since relinquishing it unilaterally in 2005.
Sahar Baruch stayed behind in a burning shelter to try and save his brother before being kidnapped, according to family members.
AK-47 rifles, grenades, and ammunition were found inside the classrooms of a school in Shejaia.
Israel is working to allow more aid into the Gaza Strip, but the amount is being limited by the abilities of various agencies to collect and distribute it, says Col. Elad Goren.
This unprecedented request was prompted by the UN Security Council’s inability to pass a resolution calling for an immediate truce and lasting ceasefire.
The Security Council last month called for pauses in fighting to allow aid access to Gaza, which Guterres on Friday described as a "spiraling humanitarian nightmare."
The apocalyptic scenes raised questions over whether the one million or so residents who fled to southern Gaza to escape the worst of the fighting will be able to return.
This Hanukkah, as we light our candles, we are reminded of more than that long-ago historical miracle; we are called to recognize the enduring flame of hope that burns even in the darkest of times.
REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK: The advance in Gaza is a process described as one of methodical pace, careful targeting, and then the application of concentrated, massive force.
The Kerem Shalom crossing was used to carry more than 60% of the truckloads going into Gaza before war erupted on Oct. 7.
Maj. (res.) Yotam Schleyer is the General Operations Commander of the Nahal Brigade and was on the front lines immediately in the wake of October 7.