In a recent call to action, Hamas has urged journalists and media organizations to converge in the Gaza Strip to witness the extensive devastation caused by ongoing Israeli attacks since October 7.
EXTENDED CALL FOR MEDİA PRESENCE İN GAZA
Through a statement on their Telegram social media account, Hamas expressed, "We invite international journalists and media organizations to intensify their presence in the Gaza Strip to see the extent of destruction and indicators of genocide inflicted by the occupying and Nazi armies on children, defenseless civilians, and all infrastructure." This call reflects the group's attempt to draw global attention to the consequences of these attacks.
In the Sabra region and other areas of Gaza City, the discovery of numerous Palestinian civilian bodies under the rubble and the extensive damage at key scientific institutions like the Islamic University have highlighted the horror faced by the people of Gaza. The intention behind these actions, as pointed out by Hamas, appears to be the systematic destruction of life-sustaining facilities and infrastructure, aiming to force the Gaza population into displacement.
CURRENT SİTUATİON OF THE ISRAELİ OCCUPATİON İN GAZA
The armed wing of Hamas, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, initiated comprehensive attacks on the morning of October 7 in response to what they termed as "continuous violations by Israel against Palestinians and sacred values, particularly the Al-Aqsa Mosque." Concurrently, the Israeli military launched intensive aerial bombardments on the Gaza Strip.
Israel reported over 310 military and 1,200 civilian casualties in the attacks beginning October 7, with an additional 5,132 people injured. According to the Israeli military, the ongoing conflict in Gaza and along the Lebanon border has resulted in the deaths of 70 Israeli soldiers and 6 along the Lebanese frontier.
The government in Gaza states that since October 7, over 15,000 Palestinians, including more than 6,150 children and 4,000 women, have been killed in Israeli strikes.
In the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli forces and Jewish settlers have been responsible for the deaths of 242 Palestinians since October 7.
The Israeli military is also accused of forcibly evacuating and targeting tens of thousands of civilians seeking refuge in hospitals across Gaza. These attacks have resulted in hundreds of deaths and injuries.
PRİSONER EXCHANGE AGREEMENT BETWEEN HAMAS AND ISRAEL
A four-day "humanitarian pause" in the conflict between Israel and Hamas was agreed upon, starting at 07:00 AM on November 24 (local time).
As part of the prisoner exchange agreement under this "humanitarian pause," 61 Israeli captives, including men, women, and children, have been released from the Gaza Strip, while 180 Palestinian women and children prisoners have been freed from Israeli jails.
Qatar announced on November 27 that the "humanitarian pause" would be extended for an additional two days following mediation efforts between Hamas and Israel.