Israeli air strikes continue in Gaza as humanitarian crisis worsens

by ian

Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his vow to “demolish Hamas.”

Israel is currently preparing a ground assault on Gaza, as tanks and troops are now amassed at the border. The Israeli government issued a warning on Friday, urging Gazans to evacuate south before resuming air strikes, which continue as of this writing.

Hundreds of thousands have heeded the warning, but IDF Lt. Col. Jonathan Cornicus says Israel has heard firsthand from Gaza citizens that Hamas is preventing people from evacuating.

However, Gaza is running low on water and food. Israel has cut off the supply of aid, water, and electricity until Hamas agrees to release some 200 hostages it took during the initial terrorist attack. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging humanitarian aid no matter what.

Israel has since restarted the water supply in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, hoping to push some citizens southward away from the air strikes.