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The Ongoing Crisis in the Middle East



Conflicts and intricacies of Middle Eastern politics, culture as well and history have plagued this region for years now. The Israeli-Palestinian crisis stands out as one of the most persistent and deeply traumatic issues involving a thunderous area with Gaza being right at its center. More recently, Iran’s intervention has further complicated what is already a very complex case.

Historical Context:

Understanding the present crisis requires exploring the historical background of the Palestinian-Israeli confrontation. As a result of this Israel has been created and forced many Palestinians to suffer. Since the year 1948, these displaced people have continued hosing grievances which has led to prolonged hatred among both entities. Gaza is an ancient strip of land situated alongside the Mediterranean and has been a hotspot for conflict, featuring repetitive episodes of violence as well as human crisis.

The Role of Iran:

Iran’s interference in the Middle East has often been a point of contention as it has supported such organizations as Hamas in Gaza. The involvement of Iran from both political and financial perspectives makes the issue more worrying for other regional partners as well as world powers. The involvement adds to some urgency in this crisis as well as making it more complicated.

The Humanitarian Toll:

Despite the political and historical context of the issue, there are human consequences that have to be addressed. The civilians from both sides suffer equally in this regard, undergo eviction, lose their lives, and experience a decline in living standards. As is typical with other parties such as the international communities, humanitarian organizations, and concerned individuals, it has been continually calling for a peaceful resolution that would put an end to the suffering of those who are caught in the fire from time immemorial.

International Responses:

Different reactions coming from the international community were initiated by this crisis. Some countries stand strongly in favor of Israel while others give precedence to the suffering and the cause of the Palestinians. The UN has been busy playing intermediaries trying to negotiate for a cessation of hostilities, and peace talks, just to mention but a few. This is a multidimensional dilemma that should be acknowledged for its diverse views and opinions.


The Middle East crisis, mostly on the Palestine problem centered around Gaza continues as one of the thorny and complicated issues. Nevertheless, recognizing historical grievances coupled with geopolitics should always be handled impartially and empathically. The world should come together in a common effort to bring about an enduring peace that values the human being in everyone affected by the conflict and promotes dialogue and reconciliation.

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Cheikh Toure
Cheikh Toure, Staff Writer
Hi my name is Cheikh Toure. I'm currently, in my 3rd year at Page High School. I am from the country of Togo, where French is our official language. Throughout my time at Page High School soccer has played a role in shaping my journey. Being part of the school's soccer team has taught me lessons in discipline, teamwork, and perseverance. Moreover, beyond the field, I've discovered a passion for writing. Fiction is particularly intriguing to me as it allows me to unleash my imagination. Whether it's embarking on thrilling adventures or exploring the depth of emotions writing has become an outlet for me to express my creativity. In addition to my love for storytelling and creativity through writing, I've developed an interest in technology and engineering. Exploring computer coding and learning about its intricacies interests me. Once I graduate from school my aspiration is to pursue a career as a software engineer. Apart from fiction and technology pursuits staying informed about world news has also become an aspect of my life. Keeping up with world news broadens my perspectives. Enhances my understanding of our evolving world. As I continue on this journey at Page High School I am grateful for the experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today. My background dedication to sportsmanship and thirst for knowledge all contribute to shaping who I am becoming. I am excited to welcome the opportunities that the future holds for me.

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