Palestine-Israel Conflict || Israeli Airstrikes, How Old Is The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict And What Is Happening In Jerusalem At The Moment?
Israeli warplanes struck Gaza again on Tuesday, killing at least two people, and the Palestinian Ministry of Health said the death toll had risen to 24. I also have nine children.
The Israeli offensive in Gaza began on Monday after Hamas fired rockets into Israeli territory. So far, six Israeli civilians have been confirmed injured in the rocket attacks.
The operation by the militant group Hamas came after more than 700 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem as of Monday.
The series of attacks by the two sides did not stop on Monday night and the sounds of Israeli airstrikes and rockets fired by Hamas continued to be heard in the area on Tuesday morning.
On Tuesday, Israeli warplanes hit a house in the Ramallah area of Gaza, killing two people. According to Maan News Agency, the dead included two commanders of the militant organization Islamic Jihad, while six others, including another commander, were injured in the attack.
According to the Palestinian Health Department, the death toll in Israeli attacks has risen to 24 in two days, while the Israeli military claims that at least 15 Hamas operatives have been killed in the attacks.
In the wake of recent tensions in the region, various countries around the world have called on both Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas to show restraint and remain peaceful. The United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom have urged the two sides to reduce tensions as soon as possible.
On Tuesday morning, the Palestinian Red Crescent claimed that more than 700 Palestinians had been injured in clashes with Israeli forces in and around the West Bank.
Fresh clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in Jerusalem began when Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem tried to evict a few Palestinian families living there.
The Israeli military says Israeli forces have hit 130 targets in the Gaza Strip. Hamas says it has fired rockets at Israel in response to Israeli airstrikes on civilians.
An open wound of unresolved conflict
Recent tensions are not a new cause. It is an open wound in the unresolved conflict between Jews and Arabs that has blurred the Palestinian and Israeli races.
The latest clashes are caused by tensions in Jerusalem. The holy sites of the ancient city are not only national but also religious symbols. And every crisis that affects them often turns violent.
This time around, Israel’s deployment of heavy police force during the month of Ramadan and the eviction of Palestinians from their homes by Israeli courts are controversial measures.
But other events could have done the same. It was bound to be a crisis, and even today it is a lava that has been left to ripen rather than cool.
Leaders on both sides have only emphasized the protection of their respective positions.
For many years, the biggest obstacle to peace has not been addressed.
So far the response has come?
US Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship has called on the parties to reduce tensions. White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said the president was “deeply concerned” about the violence.
In a tweet, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb said “targeting civilians” and “rocket attacks” must be stopped.
EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell has called for an immediate end to the escalating violence in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.
An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was held on Monday, but no statement was issued.
However, a diplomat told the Associated Press that the United Nations, Egypt and Qatar, which often act as mediators between Hamas and Israel, were trying to stop the fighting.
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas had “crossed the red line and the conflict could continue for some time.”
During the clashes (Monday), the Israeli police once again fired Stan Grenade on protesters, while Palestinians were fired on police officers.
Due to the tense situation, the Israeli authorities have also canceled the annual ‘Jerusalem Day Flag March’ because of fears of more violent clashes.
The ceremony commemorates Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. On this day, hundreds of young Israelis, usually waving flags and singing national anthems, head to the ancient Muslim-majority areas of Jerusalem, while many Palestinians call it a deliberate provocation.
The Palestinian Red Crescent says 228 of the 305 Palestinians injured Monday were taken to hospital and seven are in critical condition. Israeli police say 21 of their officers were among the wounded.
The conflict in the region escalated after hundreds of Palestinians were injured in recent clashes in Jerusalem, when Hamas fired rockets into Israeli territory on Monday and responded with Israeli attacks on Gaza, including nine children. 22 people were killed.
The latest incidents of violence have come amid growing tensions over the past several months. The conflict between Israel and Palestine is not new, it has its roots in decades, but the question is when and how it began.
One hundred years old controversy
After the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, Britain took control of the Palestinian territories. At the time, there was an Arab majority and a Jewish minority.
Tensions between the two communities escalated as the international community tasked Britain with creating a “national home” in Palestine for the Jewish community.
To the Jews, it was their homeland, but the majority Palestinian Arabs opposed the move.
From the 1920s to the 1940s, the number of Jews coming here increased rapidly. Some of them survived the Holocaust in Europe during World War II.
But in the meantime, violence escalated between Jews and Arabs, and against the British government.
In 1947, the United Nations voted to divide Palestine into two parts: a Jewish state and an Arab state, while Jerusalem would become an international city.
The proposal was accepted by Jewish leaders, but was rejected by the Arabs and was not implemented.
Establishment and destruction of Israel
In 1948, the British rulers left the region without resolving the issue. Meanwhile, Jewish leaders announced the establishment of the state of Israel.
Many Palestinians opposed it and then war broke out. The armies of neighboring Arab countries also took part in the war.
Millions of Palestinians were evicted from their homes and had to flee for their lives. This incident is known as Al-Nakba (meaning destruction).
When a ceasefire was declared the following year, Israel took control of much of the region.
The territory that Jordan gained was called the West Bank, and Egypt took over the Gaza Strip. The western part of Jerusalem was taken over by Israeli forces, while the Jordanian army took control of the east.
Because there was no peace agreement here, each side blamed its opponent and there were more wars and this has been going on for decades.
In another war in 1967, Israel occupied East Jerusalem and West Jordan, as well as the Golan Heights in Syria, the Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Strait in Egypt.
Most Palestinians, who have now become refugees, or their descendants, now live in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Many of his Palestinian relatives live in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.
Israel did not allow the refugees or their descendants to return to their homes. Israel says doing so would be too heavy for its country and would threaten its state as a Jewish state.
Israel still occupies the West Bank, although it has withdrawn troops from the Gaza Strip, but the United Nations still considers the area occupied.
Israel considers the whole of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians consider East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. The United States is one of the few countries that recognizes the Israeli claim.
In the last 50 years, Israel has built settlements where 600,000 Jews live.
Palestinians say it is illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace, while Israel rejects it.
Tensions remain high between Israelis and Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
The Palestinian militant group Hamas is in power in Gaza and has fought Israel several times. Israel and Egypt are closely monitoring Gaza’s borders to prevent weapons from reaching Hamas.
Palestinians living in Gaza and West Bank say Israeli sanctions and actions add to their hardships. Israel says it is only protecting itself from Palestinian violence.
The situation here has been tense since the beginning of Ramadan this year.
Palestinians have been outraged since several Palestinian families were evicted from their homes in East Jerusalem.
What are the main issues?
There are many issues on which the Palestinians and Israelis cannot agree.
These include the question of what will happen to Palestinian refugees, whether there will be ghettos in West Jordan, whether the two sides can live together in Jerusalem, and perhaps the most difficult thing is whether to become a Palestinian state with Israel. Should.
Peace talks have been held from time to time for the past 25 years, but issues have not been resolved.
Celebrating burning of one of the most sacred places in Islam.. they called others terrorists??
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