Israeli forces push into the heart of Khan Younis, the largest city in southern Gaza, amid heavy bombing and ground combat.
Why it matters
The intensification of the ground offensive in Gaza, with Israeli forces pushing into heavily populated areas, raises concerns about civilian casualties and the escalation of the conflict.
What the papers say
The New York Times and The Guardian provide detailed accounts of the Israeli offensive, highlighting the heavy combat and concerns for civilian safety. The Independent and The Guardian emphasize the intensity of the fighting and the impact on civilians, with The Independent quoting a resident expressing fear and The Guardian reporting a rise in civilian deaths.
How we got here
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has been ongoing for two months, with a recent escalation in ground operations and heavy fighting in Gaza.
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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.