The exchange of Hamas rockets and Israeli missiles began on July 8. A look at a few telling metrics, which only begin to shed light on the conflict.
The bodies of the three yeshiva students were recovered near Hebron. Israel’s deputy defense minister called for the destruction of Hamas, which threatened retaliation in turn.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed the idea, which could make implementation of a two-state solution more feasible. But some say it’s a recipe for friction.
In July 2013, the Egyptian military destroyed most of the underground passages that brought fuel and raw materials to Gaza. Now, industrial and construction workers are unemployed, and fishermen can’t fish.
Short of supplies and worried about regional fallout from Syria strikes, Gazans fashion makeshift gas masks in case of a chemical attack.
Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, never had a better year than when it had an ally in Cairo’s top office who considered Gaza’s interests.
Political unrest in Egypt has left Gaza short of goods, fuel, and construction material.
Gazans with a hankering for the Colonel’s secret recipe can call up a delivery company and get some finger lickin’ food smuggled hot from Egypt in just three hours.
With much of Gaza’s farmland swallowed by Israel’s buffer zone, experts say urban aquaponic farms can curb food insecurity in the cramped territory.
Israel’s deadly strike today was a warning to Hamas to rein in more extreme militants, like the Salafist group that is firing rockets into Israel. Hamas is already on it.
Palestinian militants launched rockets into southern Israel, while the Israel Air Force launched airstrikes.
The vast majority of Gaza’s 1 million children suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
For the residents of war-torn Gaza, this battle is just one in a series that will not end until Israel’s occupation of the West Bank does.
Gaza residents, held captive by a blockade, say nowhere is safe as Israel’s punishing offensive continues.
Economic stagnation and political frustration steadily eroded Gazans’ support for Hamas after it took over in 2006, but support is rebounding because it is seen as standing up to Israel.
But even inland areas are no haven as Israeli air strikes continue in Gaza. One strike today killed 11 civilians including six children in an attempt to kill a Hamas commander.
Since taking office in June, Egypt’s Islamist President Morsi has upheld Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel and strictly controlled border crossings. Could the Gaza conflict change his calculus?
Israel and Gaza continue to trade attacks as conflict appears to escalate.
Egypt has closed some of Gaza’s tunnels, causing economic pain and surprising some who expected more sympathetic policies because of ties between the two governments.