In a grim escalation of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, Israeli fighter jets unleashed a barrage of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, pounding neighborhoods into rubble and sending residents scrambling for safety in the besieged territory.

On Tuesday, the Israeli response followed Hamas’ surprise weekend attack on Israel, which has now claimed over 1,800 lives on both sides and left the region teetering on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.

Support organizations have urgently called for establishing humanitarian corridors to facilitate the delivery of essential supplies into Gaza, where hospitals are overwhelmed with wounded and running out of critical medical resources.