Israel Hamas War: Israel a West Asian country declared war against Hamas the radical terrorist organisation last Saturday. In the morning Hamas fired thousands of rockets and attacked by air, land, and sea Israel initiated the war in reply the Israeli army retaliated heavily and eliminated the number of Hamas terrorists. At least 900 people were killed in a large-scale surprise attack in Israel, triggering an Israeli airstrike on Gaza that killed at least 687 people. As they retreated into Gaza, the militants claimed to have taken at least 100 hostages with them and threatened to kill them if airstrikes hit Gaza without warning. Israel has promised that Hamas will pay a heavy price and may now be preparing a ground attack on Gaza.
In response to that attack, Israel began bombing the Gaza Strip. It declared war on Hamas and vowed to destroy the “military and administrative capacity” of the enclave’s Hamas leaders. Unfortunately, these reprisals claimed the lives of more than 400 Palestinians. Israeli soldiers fought to push Gazan gunmen out of areas in southern Israel, and Palestinian activists claimed they were holding more than 130 prisoners on the Israeli side. Under martial law, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to the nation to prepare for a “long and difficult” war, a day after Hamas fired rockets into Israel and also sent hundreds of its fighters to attack the country.
In the midst of the war, many countries, mostly in the Middle East, came forward to support Hamas. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi held talks with Hamas on Sunday, Iran has been a generous supporter of Hamas in recent years. The country helps the Palestinian militant group with financial aid and military supplies. On the other hand, Qatar, a strong supporter of Hamas, issued a statement, claiming that Israel was responsible for the ongoing escalation. Qatar was already a major contributor to funding Hamas. In addition, many Lebanese citizens in Beirut expressed their solidarity with Hamas’ fight against Israel.
The countries that support Israel, mainly Western countries, are the United States, Great Britain, Australia, France, Norway and Austria. These countries not only supported Israel but also supported its right to self-defence against a Hamas attack. The United States has announced that it will send military support to Israel and strengthen its naval and air forces. US President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to reports, President Biden confirmed that “additional aid to the Israel Defense Forces is now on its way to Israel and will arrive in the coming days,” The reports claimed.
India also extended its support to Israel, Indian Prime Minister Modi tweeted that “India stands in solidarity with Israel,” expressing support for the country. PM Modi also condoled the loss of Israeli citizens in the Hamas attack. “India is deeply shocked by the news of the terror attacks in Israel. My thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families of Israel. India stands in solidarity with Israel at this difficult time,” PM Modi tweeted.