Israel declares state of war over Hamas attacks

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The Israeli Prime Minister’s (PM) office made the declaration public, stating that the war “was imposed on Israel by a murderous terrorist attack from Gaza Strip.” The Israeli Prime Minister’s (PM) office made the declaration public, stating that the war “was imposed on the State of Israel through a murderous terrorist attack from the Gaza Strip.”

Article 40 of the Basic Laws of Israel: The Government (2001) allowed the declaration to be made. According to this provision, the Security Cabinet is part of the executive branch and therefore qualified to make the decision. Israel can now conduct “significant military activities” under the terms of the war declaration. Shortly after, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant announced on X that he had ordered a “complete blockade of Gaza.” The US Constitution grants Congress the authority to declare war. According to Article 35 of France’s constitution, a country can only authorize war by majority vote in parliament. Some countries, such as the UK, allow for executive declarations that are similar to Israel’s. According to the doctrine of Royal Prerogative, the UK prime minister can declare war for the Crown. Many countries also allow declarations of warfare in the event they are attacked. According to Article 92 in the Turkish Constitution, the Turkish President may order the armed forces “

f a sudden armed attack is made against the country.”[t]