Tensions between Israel and Hamas reached a critical point on October 7, 2023 

– Israel responded with airstrikes against Hamas targets in Gaza. – These airstrikes were prompted by rocket fire originating from Gaza.

The Israeli military specifically targeted Hamas military sites, including training facilities and weapons storage depots. 

– Several Hamas militants were reported killed in the Israeli airstrikes. – In retaliation, Hamas fired rockets into Israel, resulting in property damage but no reported injuries.

– Concerns have arisen over the potential for a wider conflict, given the history of hostilities between the two sides. – The international community has called for restraint and a peaceful resolution. – The United Nations Security Council is expected to convene an emergency meeting to address the situation in Gazaa