The Middle East conflict death toll has risen to over 1,100 as violence escalates, further deepening the crisis. As per TimesLIVE, Israelis and Palestinians are in profound distress as these hostilities surge.
Hamas initiated this recent conflict with a violent assault on Israel, leading to the tragic deaths of 700 Israelis and the abduction of numerous individuals. This attack is one of the deadliest incursions into the country, reminiscent of the intense Yom Kippur War.
Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza in response. It targeted housing complexes, tunnels, mosques, and residences of Hamas officials. These strikes have claimed the lives of more than 400 people, including 20 children, aligning with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s commitment to “mighty vengeance.”
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant voiced concerns about the significant toll the Gaza Strip would endure, foreseeing potential long-term consequences for the region.
The escalating violence has reverberated throughout global markets, especially in the energy sector. Fears of possible disruptions in oil supplies from Iran have driven Brent crude prices up by 4.94% to $88.76 per barrel.
Additionally, international airlines have temporarily halted flight services to Tel Aviv, awaiting improved conditions before resuming operations.
The situation’s intricacy extends beyond immediate hostilities, with calls for restraint echoing from various corners of the world. Some Western nations have voiced support for Israel. But Iran, a known ally of Hamas, has congratulated the group for its actions.
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