The conflict between Israel and Hamas is still ongoing, despite international calls for a ceasefire. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the battle with Hamas will continue at full force. He believes that a ceasefire can only be considered once all 239 hostages held by Hamas in Gaza are released.
Israel’s military has been engaging Hamas fighters in underground facilities, as well as targeting schools, mosques, and clinics since the start of the fighting. Several hospitals in Gaza, including a major medical center, are reportedly under constant bombardment, putting patients and staff at risk.
Netanyahu holds Hamas responsible for any harm to civilians. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing Northern Gaza due to heavy fighting.
There is no siege on the Shifa hospital, as the east side remains open for safe passage of Gazans who wish to leave. The US has urged for planned pauses to allow critical humanitarian aid to reach the war-torn region, as the situation continues to deteriorate. Israel has agreed to daily brief pauses to facilitate the evacuation of civilians from Northern Gaza to safer areas in the South.
The conflict was sparked by a surprise attack by Hamas on Israel, resulting in a significant number of casualties. To stay updated, watch Breaking News on YouTube and subscribe to ABC7 Chicago Eyewitness News..