Israel has launched more airstrikes in southern Gaza and plans to increase its attacks in the northern part of the region. The United States is also sending additional air defense systems to the Middle East in response to recent attacks on U.S. troops in the area.
At least 11 Palestinians were reported killed in an Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, and Israel is also targeting the southern city of Rafah.
These airstrikes come after an earlier cross-border attack by Hamas militants on southern Israel, which resulted in Israel imposing a “total siege” on Gaza. The conflict has led to a significant number of casualties, with thousands of Palestinians killed and many displaced.
The United States is sending more air defense assets and troops to the Middle East due to escalating tensions in the region, including recent attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. The U.S. is also working to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza.
There is concern that the conflict could escalate further, potentially leading to a ground invasion by Israel. The situation is causing international concern about the possibility of a wider regional war.