Palestinians cross a road flooded by water after it was damaged by nearby airstrike carried out by Israeli colonial forces in Beit Lahiya, north Gaza, October 9, 2023. Israeli colonial forces declared a "complete siege” on Gaza and launched hundreds of airstrikes, killing more than 500 Palestinians in an area home to 2.3 million people, most of whom are refugees with nowhere to flee. On October 7, the Palestinian resistance launched a massive operation called Al-Aqsa Flood on Israeli settlements inside '48. Dozens of resistance fighters raided Israeli settlements and thousands of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of Israelis were killed and injured. Multiple Israeli hostages are now reportedly being held by Hamas in Gaza.