The tension in the Middle East region is at a critical point due to the possibility that the conflict between Hamas and Israel will create a second front of the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon. Sporadic attacks on Israel’s northern border have increased since the start of Hamas’ offensive in southern Israeli territory.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a serious warning to Hezbollah, a group backed by Iran, indicating that Israel will respond to the destruction of Lebanon, where this militia operates.
Amidst this rhetorical development, Iran issued a warning to the United States and Israel, warning that the current situation could get out of its control. These latent threats increase concerns about the possibility of achieving peace, however precarious, in the region.
At the same time, the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip continues, although its impact remains limited in this densely populated enclave that faces a “total siege” by Israel.
A second convoy of 17 trucks arrived this Sunday, including fuel for Gaza hospitals. However, the war between Hamas and Israel left a heartbreaking one, with many civilian victims, including the dead, wounded, kidnapped and displaced.
In addition, more than 120,000 Israelis have been internally displaced due to fighting in Gaza and border tensions with Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The Israeli Defense Forces are working hard to evacuate these residents, including those living in communities near the Gaza Strip and the Lebanese border.