The Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, killing more than 20 people on October 07, 2023.

The Israel Defence Force (IDF) launched operation ‘Iron Swords’ in response to Hamas’s surprise attack.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attacks.

This is considered the biggest attack on Israel in years, with gunmen entering Israeli towns after a barrage of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that his country is at “war” and promised to retaliate.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei’s adviser Rahim Safavi expressed support for the Palestinian fighters.

The attack has led to a state of emergency, with air raid sirens sounding in Jerusalem.

The conflict continues to escalate, with the Israeli military striking targets in the Gaza Strip.