The long-standing Palestinian-Israeli conflict saw a dramatic escalation in the past few decades. A series of Hamas-launched missiles hit Tel Aviv early Saturday, October 7. Hamas' “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood” is regarded as part of a major war against the Israeli state, aimed at settling the long-disputed governing issue over the Palestine region. That same day, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the country was in a state of full-fledged war with the Palestinian militants. In retaliation, Israeli Air Forces carried out multiple air strikes under the “Swords of Iron” op, targeted at Hamas. Israel has since imposed a state of emergency across the nation and urged all civilians to stay close to bomb shelters and follow official life-saving instructions.The international community urged the parties to cease fire.