By Ryan Gildersleeve
Health authorities in Gaza are reporting more than 15,000 people have been injured, with 5,000 deaths already having occurred in the war between Israel and Hamas.
Up until this point, there have been no signs that either Nation is moving toward peace. Hamas reportedly is still detaining upwards of 100 hostages, a number that Israeli officials want at 0 before negotiations can begin.
Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Jonathan Conricus stated in an interview with ABC, “The aim here is to totally dismantle Hamas from its military capabilities. If that can be done from the air, and with standoff measures, with very limited exposure to our troops and less damage on the ground, that would be great."
These comments come at a point where multiple European nations are requesting a pause in the fighting for one reason or another, with the EU’s top diplomat Joseph Borrell formally requesting a ceasefire over the weekend in order to make it plausible for “Humanitarian aid” to be delivered to the Gaza Strip.
The Gaza Strip has reportedly reached a point where they haven’t received any fuel as a nation, or much of anything for that matter, in over two weeks.
As new developments come out, we’ll keep you updated here on news central.