Israel-Hamas conflict could spread to entire Middle East: U.S.

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As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continued on its 23rd day, a worrying exit came from the United States (US). United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that the risk of the conflict spreading to other regions, especially the Middle East, is increasing.

Israel-Hamas conflict could spread to entire Middle East: U.S.

The conflict between Israel and Hamas could spread to other regions, this must be prevented, United States (US) National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said at a press conference.

"We see an increased risk of this conflict spreading to other regions. We are doing everything we can to deter and prevent that," he emphasized.

Sullivan also stated that threats to regional troops in the US have increased and that they are on high alert.

Asked about Iran's deterrence in war, he said that the US would honor its promises and would respond if its troops were attacked.

WHAT HAPPENED

Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of October 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed over 8 thousand people, including 3 thousand 342 children, 2 thousand women, and 397 elderly people, and injured 20 thousand 242 people in its attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1400 Israelis, including 306 soldiers, were killed and 5 thousand 132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2 and a half million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 106 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers.

In Israel's attacks on Gaza, 25 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since October 8, 46 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.

Most recently, Israel attacked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, killing civilians.

Source: Newsroom

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