Despite international outcry for a ceasefire, the Israel-Hamas war rages on as Israel’s ground offensive escalates, and friction between President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu widens.
Netanyahu issues a public apology amid increasing pressure for one of the worst security failures in Israel’s history and ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan visits the Rafah crossing to address accusations of war crimes.
A widening conflict looms over the Middle East, with clashes at the Israel-Lebanon border and air strikes in Syria, Gaza, and the West Bank. What would escalation mean for the region and Washington?
Global protests have erupted following a Gaza Strip hospital explosion and Egypt is allowing the flow of aid, but its foreign ministry has also warned of consequences of Israeli escalation.
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"The trains have already collided. And the remaining question is whether the region will now explode," writes Ivo Daalder.
Overall, Americans say the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is unacceptable.
But public opinion has likely shifted following Hamas' attacks on Israel.
"What you're seeing on both sides of the border there right now is just complete despair," says Cécile Shea.