The situation in Gaza is quickly escalating after a reported Israeli airstrike hit the Al-Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza City, killing at least 500 people.
Thousands of civilians affected by the attack were either seeking medical treatment or shelter from the ongoing attacks in the region.
The AlJazeera news outlet has reported that the Gaza health ministry has recorded at least 500 casualties from the hospital blast. This latest attack is sure to have major ramifications for the region, and it is unclear how the situation will be resolved.
In addition to the attack on the hospital, Israel has also reportedly struck a UN-run school housing refugees. This has only further inflamed tensions and added to the civilian death toll.
Tensions are running high as Iran has issued a threatening statement saying that pro-Iranian groups in the region could act preemptively against Israel, and even in the "coming hours."
With the death toll climbing on both sides, it is unclear what the endgame will be. The international community is calling for an end to the violence, but the situation remains volatile.