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Flag of Israel flying high in the wind (Zachi Evenor and MathKnight)

Currently, there is lots of tension and conflict that Is happening between Israel and Palestine. The main root of the conflict goes back many years and is mainly focused on the issues of land, security, and politics in these countries. Both Israelis and Palestinians have historical and religious ties to the region, which has led to competing claims and aspirations. In recent months, there have been growing tensions and violence between them. It all started with battles in Jerusalem, particularly around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which is a holy site for both Muslims and Jews. The fights between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters resulted in injuries and sparked outrage on both sides.Following those events, there has been a significant increase in rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip into Israel, and Israel has responded with airstrikes targeting Hamas, the militant group in control of Gaza. These attacks of fire have caused casualties and destruction on both sides, leading to a tragic loss of life and displacement of many innocent civilians which has caused problems in the countries.

A peace sign showing the peace that needs to be resolved in Israel (Michael Coghlan)

The international community has been paying close attention to the situation and they called for an immediate ceasefire and de-escalation of violence between the countries. Efforts are being made to bring both parties together at the negotiating table and find a peaceful solution to the conflict while staying peaceful. It’s important to keep in mind that this conflict is not just about recent events but has a connection to deep historical roots. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been ongoing for decades, with multiple attempts at peace negotiations and agreements. However, finding a solution has been very challenging for them and they have yet to come to an agreement yet.


UN officials say that there is no place for civilians to go safely anymore. A lot of Palestinians have arrived in Gaza’s southernmost governorate of Rafah recently. The United States just recently said they will provide an additional $21 million in aid to Gaza. This aid will be used to support food shelters, health services, and also support a new hospital in Gaza. This announcement has followed president Bidens announcement of $100 Million in humanitarian aid to Gaza on October 18th. Over the course of the past year of so The U.S has airlifted over 36,000 pounds of food and medical supplies.

A protester for Palestine at a rally (Alisdare Hickson)

There are many different perspectives on the conflict, with some people holding different opinions and beliefs on how to resolve it. Some advocate for a two-state solution, where Israel and Palestine coexist as independent states, while other people propose alternative solutions. It’s important to approach discussions about this topic and respect all parties involved. It’s a very sensitive issue that affects the lives of countless individuals, and finding a peaceful resolution is of utmost importance.

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