Israel has launched hundreds of airstrikes into Gaza and is preparing for a massive ground operation. The Israeli government is vowing to eradicate the militant group Hamas, after more than 1,400 people were killed in an attack on October 7th.
The Palestinian Health authority says more than 5,000 people, including women and children, have been killed since the conflict began.
On Monday, a third envoy carrying food, water and medical supplies was allowed to enter Gaza, but the United Nations warns fuel could run out within days.
Joining the discussion:
- Marwan Jilani is the Director General of the Palestine Red Crescent Society about conditions in Gaza.
- Khalil Jahshan is the Executive Director of the Arab Center.
- Trita Parsi is the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
- Amotz Asa-El is a Senior Commentator with the Jerusalem Post and a research fellow with the Shalom Hartman Institute.
Almost 20,000 people have been internally displaced in south Lebanon and elsewhere since early October, a UN agency said, as violence escalates on the Lebanese-Israeli border following the eruption of the Israel-Hamas war https://t.co/lxM1FTyqoX pic.twitter.com/UTXGxYdd39
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 23, 2023
Humanitarian aid must be allowed into Gaza urgently and Israel's illegal blockade lifted. pic.twitter.com/UmducINd12
— Amnesty International (@amnesty) October 20, 2023