IDF reports arms cache discovery in Gaza school as conflict enters 267th day

Recent polls suggest that two-thirds of Israelis want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down from politics, indicating growing dissatisfaction with the current leadership as the war drags on.

As the Israel-Hamas conflict reaches its 267th day, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced a significant discovery during ongoing operations in Gaza City’s Shejaiya neighbourhood. According to the IDF, troops uncovered an arms depot hidden within a school, highlighting the complex nature of urban warfare in densely populated areas.

This revelation comes amid intense battles in Shejaiya, a district that has seen heavy fighting throughout the conflict. The use of civilian infrastructure for military purposes has been a recurring issue, raising concerns about the protection of non-combatants in the war zone.

Meanwhile, domestic political tensions in Israel continue to simmer. Recent polls suggest that two-thirds of Israelis want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down from politics, indicating growing dissatisfaction with the current leadership as the war drags on.

In international news, reports have emerged that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer allegedly expressed openness to replacing President Joe Biden before an upcoming debate. This development adds to the complex geopolitical backdrop of the ongoing conflict.

The broader region remains tense, with reports of a drone strike hitting a motorbike in southern Lebanon. This incident underscores the risk of the conflict spreading beyond Gaza’s borders and potentially involving other regional actors.

As the war approaches its ninth month, these developments highlight the multifaceted challenges facing both military operations on the ground and political dynamics at home and abroad. The international community continues to call for a resolution to the conflict, while humanitarian concerns in Gaza remain at the forefront of global attention.