US Enters the Fray in Gaza 🇺🇸 The US has sent troops and aircraft carriers to the Middle East as Israel prepares for a ground offensive in Gaza. This move signifies a notable increase in American military presence in the region.
Hamas Reaction 🎙️ Senior Hamas leader, Ali Barakeh, was surprised at the US reaction to the recent violence in Gaza. He stated, “An Israeli response? Yes, we expected that. But what we’re seeing now is the entrance of the US into the battle, and this we didn’t count on.”
American Military Presence 🚢 Since a Hamas attack on October 7, the US has increased its military presence in the Middle East. They sent two aircraft carrier strike groups and an amphibious assault ship with 2,000 sailors and marines to the Mediterranean to deter external actors from engaging in the Gaza war.
Airstrikes ✈️ On Thursday, the Pentagon conducted airstrikes on two facilities in Eastern Syria, allegedly used by Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Officials stressed that this action was “separate and distinct” from the hostilities with Hamas.
Israeli Reaction 🇮🇱 In response to Hamas' false flag attack, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have bombed Gaza, with around 1,400 lives claimed according to Israeli officials. We all now that number is a big lie, they killing woman and children by the thousands. Now Israel is preparing a significant ground operation aimed at eliminating Hamas.
Hamas Military Preparation 🛑 Barakeh revealed that Hamas has at least 40,000 fighters, mostly stationed in extensive tunnel networks under Gaza. They are prepared for a ground offensive and have stocked the underground complex with months of supplies.