Following weeks of unrest between Israelis and Palestinians, violence escalated dramatically on Wednesday with one of the most ferocious aerial exchanges between the two killing more than 100 people.
Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza while Palestinian militant groups fired rockets at multiple locations, including Tel Aviv and Beersheba.
On Friday morning, Israeli Defence Forces announced they had deployed air and ground troops to attack the Gaza Strip, escalating tensions even further.
Today on Please Explain, world editor Michelle Griffin joins Nathanael Cooper to discuss the growing tensions in the volatile region and to explain how TikTok is involved.
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