Israeli forces are stepping up their attacks in the Gaza Strip of Palestine on the 17th with air strikes targeting armed groups.

To date, 200 people have died in the Gaza Strip, and nearly 40,000 people have been forced to evacuate, further exacerbating humanitarian conditions.

The ongoing exchange of attacks between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic fundamentalist organization that effectively controls the Gaza Strip, has so far killed 200 people in the Gaza Strip and 10 in Israel. doing.

On the 17th, the Israeli army is intensifying its attacks by bombing buildings that also house civilians, alleging that they have a base in Hamas.

According to the United Nations, about 38,000 people have been forced to evacuate to schools run by the United Nations in the Gaza Strip, including the destruction of their homes by airstrikes.

According to the local electric power company, the airstrikes have damaged the power transmission facilities, and Israel has closed the checkpoint, resulting in a shortage of fuel. It means that it is out.

Adnan Abhasna, a spokesman for UNRWA, a UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, told the international community that "there is a shortage of water, electricity, medicines, etc. I called for support.

To calm the situation, the United States has dispatched high-ranking State Department officials to the site, and President Sisi of Egypt, who has played a mediator in the past due to the clash between Israel and Hamas, met with French President Emmanuel Macron on the 17th. The diplomacy of each country is continuing, such as confirming the adjustments for the ceasefire.

German Prime Minister Israel's right to self-defense

According to a German government spokesman, Merkel spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the 17th to severely condemn the rocket attack from the Gaza Strip in Palestine.

On top of that, he expressed his solidarity with Israel and expressed his intention to support the right to self-defense.

Chancellor Angela Merkel also said she hopes the fighting will end as soon as possible, given the many civilian casualties on both sides.

The movement of mediation by the international community has also become active

Aiming for a ceasefire, the movement of mediation by the international community is also becoming active.

Egyptian President Emmanuel Macron met with President Emmanuel Macron in France on the 17th.

Egypt is the earliest country to have diplomatic relations with Israel among the Arab countries, and it played a role of mediating the ceasefire even in the past conflict between Israel and the Islamic fundamentalist organization Hamas, and its role is expected this time as well.

According to the French presidential palace, the two leaders expressed concern at the meeting that violence was spreading and civilian casualties were increasing, and agreed that it was important to bring it to a ceasefire as soon as possible.

President Macron then expressed his support for Egypt's mediation efforts and confirmed that the two leaders would continue to make all adjustments for a swift ceasefire.

"The ceasefire is the key to ensuring that we don't return to the attack again," Macron said in a press conference over the next few days to consider specific proposals for a ceasefire. He announced that he would consult with President Emmanuel Macron and King Abdullah of Jordan.

Emphasize diplomatic efforts to calm the US situation

As Israel and Palestine continue to exchange violence, Saki, a spokesman for the White House in the United States, was asked at a press conference, "Does President Biden think that Israeli attacks are excessive?" I don't think the answer is constructive. "

He added, "We are making statements and taking action to ease local tensions, so we are not going to appreciate what is happening every day. Stop violence and sacrifice both Israel and Palestine. It is important to eliminate the people, "he reiterated that he is continuing his diplomatic efforts to calm the situation.