Hamas: Maps and graphs that tell the war between Israel and Gaza | International
Thursday, October 19
Egypt has begun repairing the Rafah crossing road, which connects the Sinai Peninsula with the Gaza Strip, after the announced opening of the crossing for the entry of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian enclave. This border crossing is the only funnel through which the aid will pass, given the blockade imposed by Israel after the surprise attack by Hamas on October 7.
This Thursday, more than a hundred trucks loaded with humanitarian aid were waiting for the gate to be opened and the road on the Palestinian side to be repaired, damaged by at least four bombings launched by Israel in recent days. Even more vehicles are waiting in the Egyptian city of Al Arish.
Many of the trucks waiting in the parking area on the Egyptian side will have to continue waiting, since the agreement with the United States, after Israel's approval, only refers to an initial convoy of 20 trucks. A large part of the more than two million inhabitants of the Strip already depended on humanitarian aid before the war broke out: nearly a hundred trucks brought humanitarian aid into Gaza every day, according to United Nations estimates.
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Wednesday, October 18
An explosion on Tuesday night at the Al Ahli Al Arabi hospital in Gaza City has led to a clash of accusations between both sides. Israeli spokesmen blamed the Islamic Jihad for launching a failed rocket, which hit the outside of the health center, causing at least 500 deaths, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Hamas, for its part, accused the Israeli Armed Forces of having launched the airstrike that caused the massacre at the hospital.
Tuesday, October 17
The escalation of tension with Hezbollah in Lebanon, on the northern border, leads Israel to evacuate communities less than two kilometers from the line that divides it from the neighboring country. Meanwhile, in Gaza, a million people have abandoned their homes in the north of the Strip, the area that Israel intends to attack hardest. It is not clear that the Rafah border crossing will reopen, although part of the international community is mobilizing to at least introduce humanitarian aid.
Monday, October 16
In 10 days of the offensive, the death toll exceeds that of the last 15 years. In addition, there are 10,850 injured in the bombings on Gaza, according to the local Ministry of Health. Internally displaced people in the Strip do not stop increasing: more than 600,000 people, that is, one in four residents of Gaza, have fled their homes in search of a safe place in the south of the country.
Sunday, October 15
The UN Refugee Aid Agency says that, for the first time, it cannot guarantee the safety of its schools and hospitals, where Gazans fleeing their homes are crowded: Gaza faces a human disaster.
Saturday, October 14
The international community has been positioning itself on the escalation of violence in the region: Western and Pacific democracies are the core of support for the Jewish State. The new war, as happened with the invasion of Ukraine, exacerbates the confrontation between that bloc and actors such as Iran, Russia, China or Turkey.
Friday, October 13
The Israeli army orders the evacuation to the south in 24 hours of more than a million inhabitants in Gaza. All border crossings with Israel are closed and the supply of electricity, gas, water, food, medicine and fuel is interrupted. The only access point to the enclave is the Rafah crossing, in the south of the Strip, a small infrastructure that connects with the Sinai desert in Egypt, but has been closed after Israeli bombings.
Wednesday, October 11
The escalation of war incidents on the border with Lebanon threatens to open a new front against the pro-Iranian Hezbollah militia. The death of a dozen soldiers makes the day the bloodiest known since the end of the war in the summer of 2006. Since then, 10,800 soldiers from 40 countries have been deployed to the border, including 600 Spaniards, of the international interposition force.
Tuesday, October 10
In the first three days of the war, more than 1,000 deaths have already been recorded. The Israeli army hits Gaza hard: it claims to have hit more than 1,200 “targets” between Saturday and Monday alone and promises that it will “double that number” in the next 24 hours. It is estimated that in the Strip, where residents are subject to the blockade of goods and services and cannot enter or leave freely, Hamas is holding at least 150 hostages captured during the incursion.
Sunday, October 8
The Hamas offensive is also surprising for its magnitude: over the weekend, more than 5,000 rockets were fired from the Strip. The map below shows the spots of unusual heat (caused mainly by explosions) detected by Sentinel II, the European Space Agency mission that was flying over the area at the time.
Saturday, October 7
At around 6:30 in the morning, Hamas militias carry out an incursion into Israeli territory by land, sea and air. They enter up to 20 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. The initial lack of counteroffensive makes it easier for them to take prisoners and kill hundreds of civilians in the kibbutzim.
The music festival was held at the Reim kibbutz Tribe of Nova, where the militiamen break in, causing the death of at least 260 people.
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