Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza strip, launched the biggest attack on Israel in decades on Saturday, killing hundreds of Israelis and capturing hostages in a raid that shattered Israel's reputation of invincibility.
Israel formally declared war against Hamas and retaliated with huge strikes on cities in the Gaza strip. The Israeli military called up an unprecedented 300,000 reservists within 48 hours.
Why did Hamas attack Israel and why now? How will the Israel-Hamas war reshape the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East?
In this episode of Global Heartbeat podcast, research scholar on Israeli-Palestinian relations and freelance journalist, Wang Kuan Yun, shares her insights with host Han Yong Hong.
Hosted by Lianhe Zaobao’s Associate Editor, Han Yong Hong, Global Heartbeat is a Mandarin weekly news and current affairs podcast that is updated every Tuesday, 7.00 PM SGT. It is available on zaobao.sg, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast platforms.