As dawn broke on October 7, 2023, the skies over Gaza City were already painted with the trails of missiles. An unprecedented escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas has gripped the region, leaving the world stunned and deeply concerned. In a conflict that has seen its ebbs and flows over the decades, this new chapter is proving to be one of its most devastating.
The Conflict Intensifies
Israel has formally declared war against Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip. The recent conflict ignited when Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel with a barrage of rockets. This sudden assault, involving aerial, sea, and ground operations, marks one of the most intense flare-ups since their 11-day war in 2021.
On the Israeli side, cities like Ashkelon and Sderot are experiencing fierce ground conflicts, with the Israeli army reporting the mobilization of over 100,000 reserve troops.
In contrast, the Gaza Strip is under relentless assault. Reports coming out of the region are heart-wrenching. The Palestinian health ministry reports at least 413 deaths, including 78 children, with more than 2,300 wounded. Entire families have been obliterated by the bombings. The Israeli death toll has risen to over 600, with more than 2,000 wounded, underscoring the gravity of the situation.
As the world watches in horror, global communities are rallying in support of both sides. While demonstrators wave Palestinian flags in places like Barcelona, Spain, and Damascus, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is lit up in blue and white, echoing Israel's national colors. Such actions reflect the deeply divided sentiments on this age-old conflict.
The reasons behind this sudden onslaught are rooted in a history of pain and injustice. Hamas cites the decades-long suffering of Palestinians, atrocities in Gaza, and the desecration of their holy sites like Al-Aqsa as reasons for their operation, named "Operation Al-Aqsa Flood." Israel's response, dubbed "Operation Iron Swords," indicates their resolve to quell the threat from Hamas.
Feeling Blessed Stands With Gaza
As the world remains glued to their screens, watching the horrors unfold, we at Feeling Blessed urge you to act. The people of Gaza are in dire need of support. They need medical supplies, food, shelter, and above all, a promise that they aren't alone in their darkest hour.
Feeling Blessed is committed to helping those affected by this devastating conflict. We call upon our global community to extend their hands in support of the Palestinian people. By donating, you're not just giving funds; you're sending a message of hope, solidarity, and love.
Join us in providing urgent relief for the innocent lives caught in this crossfire. Every contribution, no matter how small, can make a difference.
Act now. Be the change. Let's ensure that even in the darkest of times, the light of humanity shines through.
Please note: 100% of your donations will go directly to providing relief for those affected in Gaza.