Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the U.S. is sending senior aide Hady Amr to urge Israelis and Palestinians to de-escalate tensions, adding that Israel had a particular responsibility to avoid civilian casualties
Israel killed a Hamas commander and vowed no let-up in its Gaza barrages on Wednesday as Palestinian militants rained rockets far across the border and Washington dispatched an envoy to try to calm their most intense hostilities in years.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Gaza City brigade commander and 15 other members of the Islamist militant group were killed in air strikes."This is just the beginning. We'll hit them like they've never dreamed possible," he said.
After the announcement, more rocket salvoes were fired at the Tel Aviv area and the cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon and Sderot.loadingHamas confirmed the death of the commander and of "other leaders and holy warriors" in a statement. Its chief Ismail Haniyeh added: "The confrontation with the enemy is open-ended."
Israel launched its military action after Hamas fired rockets in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians in East Jerusalem, including at a holy site during the fasting month of Ramadan. A Palestinian source said truce efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations had made no progress to end the violence. headtopics.com
The cross-border fighting has touched off strife within Israel, where some in the Arab minority mounted violent pro-Palestinian protests. Media reported spreading street attacks by Jews on Arab passersby in ethnically mixed areas on Wednesday.Describing the scenes of destruction as "harrowing", U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a senior aide, Hady Amr, would be sent to urge Israelis and Palestinians to seek calm.
Israel pledged to keep pummelling Hamas."A 'truce' is not part of the jargon on our lips, certainly not in the coming day or two," military spokesman Brigadier-General Hidai Zilberman told public broadcaster Kan.The military said its strikes were targeting rocket launch sites, Hamas offices and the homes of Hamas leaders.
"Israel has gone crazy," said a man on a Gaza street, where people ran out of their homes as explosions rocked buildings.Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin reaffirmed "ironclad support for Israel's legitimate right to defend itself".The fighting is the heaviest since a 2014 war in the Hamas-ruled enclave, and concern is growing that the situation could spiral out of control.
In Gaza, two multi-storey residential buildings and a tower housing media outlets, including one linked to Hamas, collapsed after Israel warned occupants in advance to evacuate, and another structure was heavily damaged in the air strikes.Twenty-four people were killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza on Wednesday, Gaza's health ministry said. Many in Israel also spent a sleepless night as waves of rockets hit its heartland, some blown out of the sky by Iron Dome interceptors. headtopics.com
1/44Smoke rises from a tower after it was hit by Israeli air strikes amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu MustafaRead More"The children have escaped the coronavirus, and now a new trauma," an Israeli woman in the coastal city of Ashkelon told Channel 11 TV.
Israelis ran to shelters or lay on pavements in some communities far from Gaza."All of Israel is under attack. It's a very scary situation to be in," said Margo Aronovic, a 26-year-old student, in Tel Aviv.Along the Gaza border, an Israeli soldier was killed by an anti-tank missile, the military said. Two people were killed by a rocket in Lod, a mixed Arab-Jewish town near Tel Aviv.
RABBI URGES CALM AS RIOTS SPREADAfter a synagogue was torched in Lod, police deployed paramilitary reinforcements and announced a curfew.read moreIn northern Acre, a Jewish motorist was beaten by Arab residents, and in Bat Yam, a Tel Aviv suburb, Jewish youths ransacked stores and beat an Arab, Israeli media reported.
"We must not be dragged into provocations and inflicting harm on people or property," Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said in a rare public appeal. "The Torah of Israel grants no license for taking the law into one's hands and acting violently." headtopics.com
For Israel, the targeting of Tel Aviv, its commercial capital, posed a new challenge in the confrontation with Hamas, regarded as a terrorist group by Israel and the United States. Read more: Reuters Top News »
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Ummm why isnt he going there himself to talk to them? They might see sending a second rate guy as an insult In 2021 we still have a country occupying another one, killing its population in name of self defense and kicking of their homes real owners in name of some historical lies!!! All your words POTUS are lies if this occupation goes on.
This man is evil What's going on in here? Get to bed NOW!! I don't care WHO started it. The time is to recognize Israel is as Terrorist Group What happened to jaredkushner‘s big Middle East peace? Nonexistent, like the rest of trump era “progress”. We need to stay out of this mess. Israel & Palestinians will fight until they don’t. That will only come when one side “wins”. No one has enough leverage to make them stop.
The whole world become a mess as soon as biden took over.
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New Hamas rocket barrage after Israel levels another Gaza towerHamas unleashes a fresh barrage of rocket fire towards Israel in retaliation for the levelling of a 14-story building in Gaza by Israeli jets as tensions rise in several cities amid reports of Jewish mob attacks on Palestinians Do you demand Action from Arab & Muslim Countries against Jews/Israeli Terrorist? If Israel retaliated You people will be wailing Tattooed_Mummy You know that famous saying. 'Those that live in 14 story tower blocks shouldn't throw stones.'
Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas commander's home, Gaza tunnelsGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza early Tuesday, hitting the high-rise home of a Hamas field commander and two border tunnels dug by militants, as Hamas and other armed groups fired dozens of rockets toward Israel... So when the virus has stopped killing you continue killing yourself. Cry baby cry. Who is Millitant? That was GAZA Self-Defence Team. antire world know GazaUnderAttack IsraeliAttackonAlAqsa do you mind about this? No u dont because u dont have heart. ZionistRaidInAqsa is not about religion but CrimesAgainstHumanity no worry for climate change in war...but lockdown for climate
Hamas fires rockets into Israel as tensions in Jerusalem boil overHamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets toward Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli forces. Israel responded by attacking targets in Gaza, where officials say 20 people, including 9 children, were killed. Domestic terrorism by heartless brutal barbarians, committing crimes against humanity Wow! NBC up with fake news to save Israel's image. Shame on inhuman NBC Support to usa 🇺🇸
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