Israel chooses Eurovision 2024 entrant amid calls for a boycott

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which governed Gaza, launched an unprecedented attack on Israel on 7 October, which killed 1,300 people – mainly civilians. The group took about 250 people back to Gaza as hostages. The attack triggered Israel’s military offensive, which has killed nearly 28,000 Palestinians – mostly women and children – according to Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry.