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Israel Gaza war: History of the conflict explained – BBC.com

Israel Gaza war: History of the conflict explained – BBC.com

 

HomeNewsSportBusinessInnovationCultureTravelEarthVideoLiveGetty ImagesThe Palestinian militant group Hamas launched an unprecedented assault on Israel on 7 October, with hundreds of gunmen infiltrating communities near the Gaza Strip.About 1,200 people were killed, while the Israeli military says more than 200 soldiers and civilians, including women and children, were taken to Gaza as hostages.More than 14,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed in air and artillery strikes carried out by the Israeli military in response, according to the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza. More on Israel-Gaza warFollow live: Latest updatesGaza Strip mapped: Life in Gaza under siegeExplained: The faces of hostages taken from IsraelHistory behind… 

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