Israeli’s assault on the Gaza Strip has caused havoc for the territorys residents. Even before the start of the offensive, a blockade on the region by Israel meant an humanitarian crisis was occurring in the Gaza Strip, which had meagre food and medical supplies.
Fierce clashes have erupted in densely-populated areas of east Tuffah and Jabaliya in the Gaza Strip and on the outskirts of Gaza City as the offensive entered its 17th day.
Allegations of the use of white phosphorus have been made against Israel in their attack on the Gaza Strip and firework-like explosions during the offensive like those made when using the chemical have been widely seen.
Al Jazeeras Jacky Rowland spoke with Marc Garlasco, a weapons expert, on the border with Gaza about the viability of these claims.
Israeli officials have been repeating that the assault on Gaza is targeting Hamas, but Hamas’ military wing is not the only group battling Israeli troops.
The offensive may have united Palestinian resistance inside the Gaza Strip, but as Al Jazeera’s Roza Ibragimova reports, no other regional forces have joined them yet.