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Julia Adams, Journalist • May 15, 2024

Iseral and Hamas

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Iseral and Hamas 

On October 7th The Hamas sent a surprise attack on with a coordinated surprise offensive on Israel. The attack began in the morning with a barrage of at least 3,000 rockets launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The Hamas have taken at least 200 people and are holding them hostage. 1,400 people have been killed and 3,400 people have been injured in the bombing and attacks of the Hamas. The reasons for these attacks are over the last 17 years for the land of the Gaza strip It has been Israel land since 1967, and this is the reason the Hamas did a surprise attack. Iseral’s a lot bigger than the Hamas forces so they were doing it almost as a suicide mission. 

 

Historical background 

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The war between Iseral and The Hamas dates to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent displacement of Palestinians. Tensions between Hamas and Israel have been from what has been happening political and militarily, have been ongoing due to the issues such as territorial disputes for the Gaza strip. It has involved multiple wars and they have been trying to find peace, but the conflicts have yet stop. In the years there has been many different attacks on Iseral and Hamas but the one that is happening right now is the most serious. The reason for it being the most serious is because of how the Hamas attacked by taking many people hostage without any reason and killing many innocent people. Videos have been going around of all the destruction going on in Iseral and what they did to them. Hamas is very close to what terrorist groups are and act like and would kill themselves if its what their master wanted. 

 

Iseral at war 

Recently Iseral has been sending attacks back to Gaza to fight for there land back. They have sent many airstrikes killing dozens at a time and trying to get back for what they did to their people. The problem with Gaza and Palestine is that there are lots of people who don’t want to be in the war that are just there, and the Hamas won’t let them leave. People are trying to flee to outer country’s to not be killed when Israel sends forces over and kills all of the Hamas. The Hamas took many people captive some being Americans Judith Raanan, 59, and her daughter, Natalie Raanan, 17, were released by Hamas to the Red Cross and are now back in Israel, Israel Defense Forces said. We released them for humanitarian reason, but many believe that if they did kill them it would have got the United States more involved and knowing what happened with many other terrorist groups they know they would have been taken out. 

 

Impact on civilians 

Recently there has been lots of sickness going around from all the fumes of the bombs that have been going on. There is a blockade being done and it has massive red flags to it they aren’t letting people go out in Gaza and get the essentials that they need such as water, food, and medical supplies. The increases in trauma and injury due to bombing have already been a overwhelming challenge in the health system that is being attacked. Epidemics, particularly of waterborne diseases like cholera, are of great concern. They have estimated that 50,000 pregnant women are in Gaza and they are struggling to receive basic health services reasons being overwhelmed hospitals, movement restrictions. There are so many constructive ways that well-meaning people can help civilians in all regions who are affected by this conflict. First People need to read trusted sources and not just believe the first thing they see, there is a great deal of misinformation, and people should attempt to be as well informed as possible.  

https://publichealth.jhu.edu/2023/the-humanitarian-health-effects-of-the-israel-hamas-war-among-civilians-in-gaza#:~:text=Combined%20with%20bombing%2C%20a%20massive,and%20increased%20morbidity%20and%20mortality. 

 

The role of international organizations  

There are many roles of international organizations that they can help with what is going on in these country’s many people have already been sending supplies and food and medicine to this country. Even though 27 percent of Palestine picked Hamas as their party it is slightly less then the 30 percent who chose Fatah as there party their whole country will get invaded and attacked for the attacks that they did many people are innocent and had nothing to do with this attack but still will suffer for it. Many people are trying to flee the country, but Hamas has taken over and is trying to keep everyone in the country. 

 

What are there religions 

The Hamas are an Islamic political and military organization they believe in an establishment of an Islamic state in Palestine and the liberation of all Palestinian territories. Israel is a predominantly Jewish state they believe in the right of the Jewish people to have a homeland in the land of Israel. The god that the Hamas worship is Allah God of Islam who they believe is there only God. The Jews believe there is one God, incorporeal and eternal, who wants all people to do what is just and merciful. Both have very different religions in different ways. 

Research found on https://embassies.gov.il/hague-en/aboutisrael 

 

What are potential solutions for peace 

 They asked Joe Biden what the best way for both sides to find peace would be and he said that “There needs to be a recognition and kind of naming, and then put in place mechanisms to redress — how can Palestinians be compensated for historical injustice they experienced — and then figure out ways of respecting Jewish citizens in the space through principles of equality and democracy,” some of the Israeli views on how there could be peace are “Some Palestinians accept a two-state solution, with the West Bank and the Gaza Strip forming a distinct Palestinian state, whereas other Palestinians insist on a one-state solution (Palestinian or binational) with equal rights for all citizens whether they are Muslims, Christians or Jews.” 

Research found on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_views_on_the_peace_process 

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