Palestinian death toll from Israel's Gaza strikes exceeds 100_china

Palestinian death toll from Israel's Gaza strikes exceeds 100_china

Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel's commercial centre.

Conricus added that there are no IDF units inside the Gaza Strip at the moment. A mob of right-wing Jewish residents in the town of Bat Yam brutally attacked an Arab motorist, beating him unconscious.

© Reuters A satellite view shows an overview of southern Israel and Gaza.

The fourth day of heavy bombardments coincided with the start of Eid al Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, and saw the faithful pray at mosques and amid the rubble of Gaza's collapsed buildings.

"Even though we may not always agree about Israel's policies, we should be very clear that nothing, nothing justifies a terrorist organization firing rockets at our allies", says Rep. Josh Gottheimer. Military checkpoints in the West Bank are a frequent target.

Israel's bombing campaign in Gaza has now killed at least 119 people, including 31 children and 19 women, the Gaza-based Palestinian Health Ministry reported Friday.

"It will take time, but with great firmness, both defensively and offensively, we will achieve our goal to restore peace to the State of Israel", he said during a visit to an Iron Dome air defence batter.

"I've said we will exact a heavy price from Hamas and we are doing it", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video statement.

Tom Fowdy, a British writer and analyst of politics and worldwide relations with a primary focus on East Asia, believes that the U.S.'s acquiescence outraged the Palestinians while emboldening the Israelis to continue its settlement policy in East Jerusalem.

Israeli artillery pounded northern Gaza early Friday in an attempt to destroy a vast network of militant tunnels inside the territory, the military said, bringing the front lines closer to dense civilian areas and paving the way for a potential ground invasion. It fired its most powerful rocket, the Ayyash, almost 200 kilometers (120 miles) into southern Israel on Thursday.

Palestinians inspect a destroyed street after an Israeli strike in Gaza City on 13 May 2021. The rockets that were fired towards northern Israel came from the vicinity of the Rashidieh refugee camp, Al Jazeera reported. Hamas has also launched two drones that Israel said it quickly shot down. The rocket landed in the open desert but briefly disrupted flight traffic at the southern Ramon airport.

At the core of the violence that has left dozens dead are tensions between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem, which contains sites sacred to Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Israeli restrictions on gathering at a traditional Ramadan meeting place outside Jerusalem's Old City touched off the unrest, but after they were lifted, protests were rekindled by the threatened evictions of Palestinians from longtime homes in the eastern sector of the city that Israel captured from Jordan in 1967. In the Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Jaffa, an Israeli soldier was attacked by a group of Arabs and hospitalized in serious condition.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said inter-communal violence in multiple towns was at a level not seen for decades, and that police were "literally preventing pogroms".

JERUSALEM - The head of Israel's Shin Bet says the service won't tolerate ethnic violence "by Arabs nor by Jews" after nightly clashes this week in some of the country's cities. He said police had clashed overnight with individuals in Lod and Tel Aviv who hurled rocks and firebombs at them.

Israel's political paralysis after four inconclusive elections, and the emboldening of Jewish ultranationalists through their recent election to parliament, have also played a role.

On the other hand, election results in March, which allocated more seats to the Israeli far-right party Jewish Power, also makes the coalition with Jewish ultranationalists the only feasible option if he wants to form a majority government.

Those efforts have been greatly complicated by the fighting.

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