Israeli attacks on Gaza have led to a high number of civilian casualties, surpassing those in the 20-month Russian-Ukrainian war in just one month. Israel's actions are considered war crimes, with direct targeting of civilians and their infrastructure in Gaza.
Shockingly, in Gaza, where over 40 percent of those killed are children, five children are killed every hour. The humanitarian crisis in Gaza, with an extraordinarily high number of children among the casualties, has prompted international organizations and governments to demand a cessation of hostilities and a pursuit of peaceful, diplomatic solutions The conflict began when Hamas's al-Qassam Brigades launched a large-scale attack named "Aqsa Flood" on October 7.
Since then, data from the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reports that Israel has killed 10,022 Palestinians, including 4,104 children and 2,641 women, with at least 24,000 people injured. Hamas leaders' decision to attack Israel was indeed a significant and consequential move.
It was evident that such actions could lead to an immediate response, and that's precisely what happened. The conflict in the region has had profound repercussions and has been marked by a cycle of violence that continues to be a thing of global concern.
In the occupied West Bank and Al-Quds (Jerusalem), Israeli forces and Jewish settlers killed at least 155 Palestinians. Comparatively, the Russian-Ukrainian war, which began on February 24, 2022, resulted in 9,806 civilian deaths until October 8, 2023.
This stark contrast in civilian casualties illustrates the severity and brutality of the Israeli attacks on Gaza, which are condemned internationally. World leaders still do not have a concrete solution to what is happening right now.
It's as if no one is managing to calm the conflict between these two countries, which has been going on for years. It is really necessary to find the right solution. The future could be much worse for both countries than it is right now.