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Editorial

100 days of Palestine-Israel war


Bangladeshpost
Published : 16 Jan 2024 09:35 PM

As of Monday evening, at least 24,100 Palestinians, around 70 percent of them women, young children and adolescents, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in Israel's bombardment and ground offensive which completed 100 days, according to the international media reports.

Israel has said its operations against Hamas in southern Gaza will soon enter a less intensive phase. More than 100 days into the war, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under intense international pressure to end the fighting as civilian deaths soar and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza deepens.

At the same time, deadly violence in the occupied West Bank, exchanges of fire over Israel's border with Lebanon, and strikes by US forces on Iran-backed Yemeni rebels acting in solidarity with Hamas have all raised fears of an escalation beyond the Gaza Strip. Different countries and international agencies reiterated calls for a stop in the combat, saying all they need an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to ensure sufficient aid gets to where it is needed, to facilitate the release of the hostages, to tamp down the flames of wider war -- because the longer the conflict in Gaza continues, the greater the risk of escalation and miscalculation.

24,100 Palestinians, around 70

 percent of them women, young 

children and adolescents, have 

been killed in the Gaza Strip

The war has displaced roughly 85 percent of Gaza's population, many of whom have been forced to crowd into shelters and struggle to get food, water, fuel and medical care. There is no life at all, there is no house, and there is nothing left. As temperatures plunge, families living in makeshift tents in different places have resorted to burning plastic to ward off the chill, despite the noxious fumes. At night, they feel like they are going to die from the cold.

We strongly condemn and protest the Israel’s 'barbaric attacks' against Palestinians, calling for an immediate halt to “all heinous acts” in a bid to save lives there. We are also saddened, worried and concerned over the Israeli brutality that has crossed all the barbarism of the past as it continues pummeling the Palestinian enclave, launching air strikes across the densely populated territory. The Israeli forces have unleashed a reign of terror across  Palestine, killing innocent devotees and civilian people—women, children and old men there without previous warning. Apart from killing people, the Israeli air strike in Gaza also continues destroying homes, buildings and other important establishments.