US asserts – ‘no intention’ to send troops
The Israel-Hamas war has entered the 24th day and the conflict seems far from end. The Israeli troops indulged in ‘heavy fighting' with the Hamas militant group as they entered into the ‘next stage' of retaliation following the surprising assault October 7. After weeks of ferocious airstrikes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the second stage would be ‘long and difficult'.
Meanwhile, Gaza came back online after the two-day internet and communications blackout on Sunday after the cellular services were restored gradually. According to a Washington Post report, the US pushed Israel to restore the services in the beseiged enclave.
Amid fears that the war may get escalated, US Vice President Kamala Harris asserted that they have no intension in putting boots on the ground in Israel.