Conflict Erupts in Israel

In a shocking turn of events, Israeli territories were suddenly besieged by Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip, marking an unprecedented escalation in the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a somber statement, announced,

“We are at war.”

This came in response to the massive attack that resulted in the tragic deaths of an estimated 250 Israelis and left a thousand more injured. While Netanyahu’s pronouncement was gravely serious, it doesn’t equate to an official war declaration, which would require approval from the Israeli cabinet.