Thursday, May 30, 2024

2023 Israel–Hamas War

On 7 October 2023, Palestinian militant groups led by Hamas launched a large-scale invasion against Israel from the Gaza Strip. Hamas called it Operation al-Aqsa Flood. The corresponding Israeli counteroffensive was named Operation Iron Swords by the Israel Defense Forces.

The United States has a history of unsuccessful military engagements, including withdrawals from Saigon, Beirut, Mogadishu, and Kabul. Despite some victories, such as against Saddam Hussein and Muammar el-Qaddafi, the U.S. faced challenges in achieving long-term success.
EU foreign ministers are seriously considering sanctions against Israel if it defies the ICJ's order to halt its military operation in Rafah, according to Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin, following recent attacks in the area.
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During a media briefing on Monday, Cmdr. Jeremy Robertson, the captain of the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney, said that never-before-seen ballistic missiles targeted U.S. Navy warships in the Red Sea.
Amal Clooney, wife of actor George Clooney, advised the ICC panel supporting arrest warrants for Israeli officials and Hamas leaders, alleging war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza, pending ICC judge assessment.