100 days of Israel-Hamas war

File Photo A ball of fire erupts from the Jala Tower as it is destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 15, 2021. - Israeli air strikes pounded the Gaza Strip, killing 10 members of an extended family and demolishing a key media building, while Palestinian militants launched rockets in return amid violence in the West Bank. Israel's air force targeted the 13-floor Jala Tower housing Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television and the Associated Press news agency. (Photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP) (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kathmandu: The ongoing conflict between Palestinian militant group Hamas and Israel has reached a grim milestone, with a hundred days of continuous hostilities. The conflict ignited on October 7 when Hamas launched an attack on Israel, prompting immediate retaliation. Israel has maintained its offensive stance, vowing to continue until Hamas’s activities cease.

The toll on human lives has been devastating, with Israel’s actions claiming at least 12,000 lives on the very day of the initial attack. Additionally, 240 individuals were taken into custody, while approximately 100 have been released.

The Gaza Strip, subjected to Israel’s assault, has witnessed the loss of 23,700 lives, including 9,500 children. Among the casualties, nine thousand are reported to be girls, according to communication channels from Qatar. Furthermore, northern Gaza has been severely affected, displacing all of its 2.3 million residents.

This escalating conflict has garnered international concern, urging diplomatic efforts for a ceasefire and humanitarian aid to address the growing crisis in the region.