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Gaza War: A Multifaceted Context and Its Implications

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Gaza War: A Multifaceted Context and Its Implications

More than 7,000 Palestinians, including almost 3,000 children, have been killed in the recent Israeli bombing of Gaza, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. The dire living conditions in Gaza, with scarce access to food, water, and medical care, have displaced over a million people internally. Particularly under fire has been the city of Khan Yunis, home to over 100,000 residents.

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The Humanitarian Crisis and the Politics of Conflict

The interview with Maram Al Dada, an aviation engineer, reveals the increasing restrictions placed on Palestinians and its effects on his family. The piece also scrutinizes the political tension between the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and AIPAC's leading allies in Congress. It further delves into China's response to the confrontation between Hamas and Israel, highlighting its efforts to sustain a balanced foreign policy between Israel and Arab actors, crucial to the success of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Hamas' Strategies and Israel's Response

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On the other end, the article analyses Hamas' tactics in the assault on Israel, indicating a level of readiness and planning not seen earlier. It draws parallels with the Battle of Jenin in 2002, underscoring the evolving complexity of the conflict. In response, the Israeli government is contemplating the approval of an extraordinary supplementary budget of $8 billion to address the multifaceted needs arising from the conflict in the Gaza Strip. The allocation aims to fulfill defensive and offensive military requirements and provide support to affected families.

International Perspectives and Negotiations

From the international perspective, the article presents the viewpoint of Muslim Filipino leader Amirah Lidasan, who condemns the Philippine government's stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict and calls for a ceasefire. The humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the impact of the conflict on the Palestinian people are highlighted. The article also discusses Iran's involvement in global issues and the need to address Iran's role as a destabilizing force in the Middle East using international norms and accountability. The piece concludes with updates on the humanitarian truce and negotiations between Israel and Hamas, emphasizing the urgency of delivering fuel and humanitarian aid.

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