Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Israel has vowed to eliminate Hamas completely, with an emergency government considering a ground offensive in response to a recent attack that resulted in 1,200 deaths. Meanwhile, India has initiated an operation to evacuate its 18,000 citizens from the war-stricken region.

Here are 10 key facts about the Israel-Hamas conflict:

1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has formed an emergency government to lead the country’s war against Hamas. The government has indicated that a ground offensive in Gaza is imminent and has vowed to eradicate the group entirely.

2. Netanyahu compared Hamas to the Islamic State, stating that “Every Hamas member is a dead man” and promising to crush and destroy them, just as the world did with Daesh.

3. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant declared, “We will wipe out this thing called Hamas. We will wipe them off the face of the Earth.”

4. Israeli defense spokesperson Jonathan Conricus claimed to have evidence and accounts suggesting that Hamas is beheading children.

5. The majority of the 2.3 million people residing in the Gaza Strip are facing dire circumstances, with no access to electricity and water. Additionally, 340,000 individuals are now homeless. Trapped between Israeli strikes and a closed border with Egypt, they have no escape.

6. Following Hamas’ firing of 5,000 rockets at Israel last Saturday, the country has launched a series of attacks on targets in the Gaza Strip. This surprise attack marks the deadliest event in Israel’s history, resulting in 1,200 deaths. Gaza has reported over 1,000 casualties, while Israel claims to have killed 1,500 infiltrating Hamas fighters.

7. “There are no wreaths left in Israel anymore,” expressed one volunteer, referring to the immense number of funeral preparations being made for the deceased Israelis.

8. India has launched Operation Ajay to facilitate the safe return of its citizens from Israel. Approximately 18,000 Indians currently reside in the country.

9. Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar assured the public that special charter flights and other arrangements are being organized to ensure the safety and well-being of Indian nationals abroad.

10. The first group of registered Indians has been notified and will depart on a special flight to India today, according to the Indian embassy in Israel.

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