As a result of yesterday’s retaliatory air strikes from Israel in the Gaza Strip, at least 20 Palestinians were killed, including 9 children, and 65 people were injured.
As a result of rocket attacks, Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, also killed one of the commanders. The situation escalated to the limit after the end of the ultimatum put forward by the group. It called on Israel to withdraw its forces from the firing points located in the city. At the end of the term, explosions of rocket-propelled grenades were heard in Jerusalem.
Source ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ reported at least three explosions in central Israel. The Israeli military said that the anti-tank missile launch point was located in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. In Jerusalem, the Wall of Tears was evacuated, the traditional march in honor of Jerusalem Day in the Old City was canceled, and a fire broke out on Temple Square. Retribution was not delayed.
Palestinian radio station Saut Al-Aqsa reported on Tuesday that Israeli planes continue to fire rockets simultaneously at several cities in the Gaza Strip. Rocket attacks target cities in the coastal enclave, Deir el-Balah and Khan Younis. Three rockets went off in the city of Jebaliya, in the north of the sector. The purpose of the Israeli military is mainly to become the administrative buildings of settlements.
Over the past night, more than 200 rockets were fired at Israel, in response, the Israeli military hit 140 military targets located in the coastal Palestinian enclave, TASS reported. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces, told a foreign media briefing on Tuesday:
“More than 200 missiles were fired from the Gaza Strip at various cities in Israel overnight, about a third of them fell on the territory of the sector itself. In response, the Israel Defense Forces hit 140 military targets of radicals in the sector, and also eliminated about 15 operatives of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups. “.
The Israeli army claims to have to defend itself, and Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s prime minister, announced Hamas “crossing the red line” with the latest rocket attacks. The head of the European Union for foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, expressed concern about the events and recalled how the protests began:
“The eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah and other parts of East Jerusalem is a matter of grave concern. I want to reiterate what we have already said: such actions are illegal under international humanitarian law, and they also increase tensions in the world.”
The situation in East Jerusalem escalated about a month ago. Clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military began on May 7, in the Sheikh Jarrah area and at the Temple Mount.