Israel intensifies its offensive in Gaza, causing mass displacement and a worsening humanitarian crisis.
Why it matters
The ongoing conflict in Gaza has led to a significant loss of life, mass displacement, and a worsening humanitarian crisis, drawing international attention and concern.
What the papers say
AP News reports that Israel is prepared to fight for months or longer to defeat Gaza's Hamas rulers, while Gulf News highlights accusations by the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees that Israel is laying the groundwork for the mass expulsion of Gazans. The New York Times and The Independent both report on Israel's intensified bombardment in Gaza, leading to mass displacement and a worsening humanitarian crisis.
How we got here
The conflict in Gaza has been ongoing, with Israel intensifying its offensive and causing mass displacement and a worsening humanitarian crisis.
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The Gaza Strip, or simply Gaza, is a self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, that borders Egypt on the southwest for 11 kilometers and Israel on the east and north along a 51 km border.
Israel, formally known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
Hamas is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist militant organization. It has a social service wing, Dawah, and a military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
The Palestinian people, also referred to as Palestinians or Palestinian Arabs, are an ethnonational group comprising the modern descendants of the peoples who have lived in Palestine continuously over the centuries and who today are largely culturally and