Israel And Palestine Conflict Updated Situation || The Israeli Attack On Gaza Entered Its Sixth Day, Killing 140 Palestinians
Earlier on Saturday, Israel launched airstrikes on Gaza, killing 13 more people, and Palestinian fighters fired missiles at Israel in response.
It should be noted that the five-day-long conflict reflects the worst situation in many years.
So far, 140 Palestinians have been killed in the war in Gaza, while eight Israelis have also been killed.
The death toll from the Israeli bombing has risen to 140, according to the latest figures from Gaza’s health ministry, which operates under Hamas supervision. The dead included 39 children and 22 women.
Israeli bombings have so far injured more than 1,000 people. The Israeli military says only dozens of fighters have been killed so far in the fighting.
A US envoy has arrived in Tel Aviv to mediate to end the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian war.
During his visit, Hadi Amr will hold ceasefire talks with Israeli, Palestinian and UN officials.
Meanwhile, according to Reuters, Israel is also targeting new tunnels in Gaza that are being used by Palestinian militants.
An Israeli military spokesman, Lt. Col. Jonathan Kornix, told Reuters that 160 ships, tanks and artillery were involved in the attack on the Gaza Strip.
This is the fiercest battle since 2014.
Palestinian health officials say an Israeli airstrike on a refugee camp in the western part of Gaza City on Saturday killed at least seven Palestinians, including women and children.
Hadi Amr is making the visit ahead of a UN Security Council meeting. The meeting will be held on Sunday. The US embassy in Israel says the visit is aimed at strengthening efforts for lasting peace.
The United States has not yet finalized the name of its ambassador to Israel, and the conflict has begun. Hadi Amr is a mediocre diplomat who does not have the importance that special envoys had in previous governments.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship has said Washington is “deeply concerned” about the violence in Israel’s streets, while the State Department has urged its citizens not to travel to Israel.
The State Department said in a statement that it would reconsider its trip to Israel because of the armed conflict and the civil war.
The statement added that “there has been a significant increase in demonstrations and violence throughout Israel, with rockets falling around Gaza, including Jerusalem, and in southern and central Israel.”
On the other hand, several international airlines, including British Airways, Virgin and Lufthansa, have also canceled their flights to Israel.
Members of the US Congress have also reacted to the controversy. Rashida Talib, a Palestinian-American congresswoman who has been critical of Israeli policy toward Palestine, questioned the US government’s “unconditional support” for Israel.
“We must unhesitatingly demand that our country recognize Israel’s unconditional support for Israel, which has ended the lives of Palestinians and denied the rights of millions of refugees,” he said. has been.’
Alhan Omar, a member of Congress from the US state of Minnesota, also criticized his colleagues in the House for supporting Israel.
“Instead of condemning crimes against humanity and human rights abuses, many members of Congress are defending Israeli airstrikes against civilians,” he said.
Demonstrations in many cities around the world
Pro-Palestinian demonstrations took place in several Muslim-majority countries around the world on Friday, including in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kosovo and Turkey.
However, anti-Semitic slogans and vandalism have been used in some demonstrations in Europe. A pre-arranged protest in Paris has been banned due to the threat of violent clashes.
Following the burning of the Israeli flag by protesters in Germany, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that anti-Semitic demonstrations will not be tolerated.
According to the French news agency AFP, after the ban on pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Paris, the organizers of the demonstrations have approached the court against this ban. The organizers’ lawyers say the ban is disproportionate and politically motivated. Lawyers are expecting a court ruling by Saturday morning.
On the one hand, the Israeli bombing of Gaza continues, on the other hand, violent incidents have erupted inside Israel itself.
When Israel launched airstrikes on Gaza on Wednesday night, rival Jews and Arabs living in Israel launched attacks on businesses, cars and people in various cities across the country.
Israel’s internal situation has deteriorated to such an extent that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on it, saying in a statement: Is also not acceptable.
He termed the ongoing situation in the country as intolerable.
It should be noted that politicians from all political parties in Israel have condemned the ongoing violence in the country.
What is happening inside Israel?
According to the AFP news agency, during the ongoing fighting in Gaza, violent riots and incidents have erupted inside Israel, in which Arab and Israeli citizens have been brutally beaten and police stations have been attacked.
Seven people have been killed inside Israel since Monday and 1,000 police have been called in to quell the violence.
Police spokeswoman Mikey Rosenfeld said the type of racial violence seen in various cities across the country had not been seen for decades.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that the police are increasing the use of force to deal with the situation.
He warned that troops could be deployed in cities where far-right groups have clashed with Israeli security forces and Arabs living in Israel.
Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has ordered security forces to “call in extra troops” to prevent unrest in the city, and more than 400 people have been detained.
Emergency imposed in several Israeli cities
On Thursday, Israel declared a state of emergency in Jerusalem, Haifa, Tamara and Lud due to the violence.
At Aqa, a group of Israeli Arab citizens tortured a 30-year-old Jew who is still in critical condition at Galilee Medical Center. According to police, the Arab nationals were holding sticks and iron rods in their hands.
Israeli opposition leader Yair Lipid also condemned the violence, saying “things are getting out of hand.” He wrote in his tweet that Jewish and Arab rioters have declared war on Israel.
He said the perpetrators of violence in Lud and Acre did not represent Israeli Arabs, nor did they represent the Jews who carried out the violence in Bethlehem.
“These extremists will not be able to destroy our lives.”
Who are the Israeli Arabs?
21% of Israel’s population are so-called Israeli Arabs. According to a December report by the Israeli Bureau of Statistics, Israel’s population is 1.96 million, consisting of Israeli Arabs.
In the 1948 war, millions of Arab citizens were forced to flee their homes. Those who remained in Israel were given Israeli citizenship, called Israeli Arabs.
Eighty percent of these Israeli Arabs are Muslims. Other Arabs call themselves followers of the Christian or Druze religions. The majority of them are Arabs who call themselves Palestinian citizens of Israel.
The Israeli government says its Arab citizens have equal social and political rights. However, they are exempt from the necessary military service. However, these Israeli Arabs are of the opinion that they are treated as second-class citizens. They face legal, institutional and social biases.
On the other hand, Hamas continues to launch rocket attacks in response to Israeli air strikes.
Sirens were sounded in two major southern Israeli cities to warn of rocket attacks from Gaza.
Israeli officials said the eight people killed in the rocket attacks included six civilians, including two children.
On Sunday, Biden’s envoy, Hadi Amr, left for Israel ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on the situation.
The US embassy in Israel said in a statement that all efforts were aimed at emphasizing the need to work for lasting peace.
Egypt is leading the region in ceasefire efforts.
Two Egyptian security sources said Cairo was pushing for a ceasefire with both sides before further talks.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers discussed efforts to end the confrontation in Gaza and prevent “provocations” in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli attacks on Gaza
It should be noted that since the beginning of Ramadan, a series of attacks and other acts of violence by the Israelis on the Palestinians had begun in occupied Jerusalem, while tensions in the most sacred city for the world’s three major religions have risen. I have come which has been strongly condemned by Pakistan.
Violence in Occupied Jerusalem since Friday (May 7th) is the worst since 2017, with long-running efforts by Jewish settlers to evict several Palestinian families from the area of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem. Created
This is an area where several Palestinian families have been evicted in a long-running legal case, in which an appeal filed by Palestinians was due to be heard on Monday (May 10th) due to tensions by the Ministry of Justice. Postponed.
Recent attacks on Palestinians by Israeli forces have been going on since the night of May 7, when Palestinians were worshiping at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of Ramadan, and 205 Palestinians were injured in the attack by Israeli forces.
The next day, May 8, worship was resumed at Al-Aqsa Mosque, but according to the Palestinian Red Crescent, Israeli forces carried out violent operations in the eastern part of Jerusalem, injuring 121 more Palestinians, most of them with rubber bullets. And grenades were hurled, while Israeli forces said 17 of their men were wounded.
Later, on May 9, hundreds of Palestinians were injured as a result of renewed violence by Israeli forces near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem .
On the morning of May 10, Israeli forces once again resorted to violence near Al-Aqsa Mosque, injuring 395 more Palestinians, more than 200 of whom were taken to hospital for treatment.
Hamas fired dozens of rockets into Israel, including a barrage, which turned off air strikes sirens far from Jerusalem after an Israeli airstrike wounded 300 Palestinians.
Israel had justified rocket attacks on Gaza with fighter jets, killing 25 people, including a Hamas commander.
Later, on the night of May 11, the Israeli air force once again justified rocket attacks by bombing Gaza, bringing the death toll to 43, including 13 children. These rocket attacks were also carried out by Hamas. Five Israelis were killed and several others were injured.
Gaza’s health ministry said on May 12 that the death toll from Israeli airstrikes had risen to 48, including 14 children, and that more than 300 had been injured.
On the other hand, 6 Israelis were also killed, while about 1500 rockets were fired from Gaza and various places in Israel were targeted.
According to the United Nations Office for Human Rights, between May 7 and 10, 1,000 Palestinians were injured in Israeli forces’ violence in East Jerusalem.
Israeli warplanes also carried out more airstrikes on high-rise buildings and elsewhere in Gaza on Eid al-Fitr, bringing the death toll from Monday to 103, including 24 children.
The UN special envoy for the Middle East peace process has warned that the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories is “escalating into war” due to Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the most sensitive in the Middle East, has been the subject of controversy since Israel occupied the eastern part of Jerusalem in 1967 and later made it part of Israel. They consider Jerusalem as their capital and center of Jewish faith, but the Palestinians consider it the capital of their future state.
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