As the fighting entered its seventh day, Israel bombed the home of Hamas Gaza.
Gaza/Jerusalem-Israel blew up the Hamas chief’s residence in Gaza earlier on Sunday, and Islamic organizations fired rockets at Tel Aviv. The hostilities continued for the seventh day, but showed no signs of abating.
Health officials said that at least four Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on coastal enclaves, and many were injured as the bombing rang through the night.
The Israelis rushed to bomb shelters as sirens warned of rocket attacks in Tel Aviv and the southern city of Bersheba. The military doctor said about 10 people were injured while running to the shelter.
Health officials said that since Monday’s violence, at least 149 people have been killed in Gaza, including 41 children. Israel reported 10 deaths, including two children.
Special envoys from the United States, the United Nations and Egypt are working to restore calm, but they have yet to show any signs of progress. The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet later on Sunday to discuss the worst violence between Israel and Palestine in years.
Both Israel and Hamas insisted on continuing cross-border fires, and Israel destroyed a 12-story building in Gaza City where the Associated Press and Al Jazeera media operations in Qatar were located in Gaza City the next day.
The Israeli military stated that the base building is a legitimate military target containing the Hamas military office and has issued warnings to civilians asking them to leave the building before the attack.
The Associated Press condemned the attack and asked Israel to provide evidence. The news organization said in a statement: “We have no indication that Hamas is in or in the building.”
Hamas fired rockets at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv and southern Israeli towns earlier on Sunday in retaliation for Israel’s destruction of the al-Jala building.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday night that Israel “is still carrying out this operation, but it is not over yet, and this operation will continue as necessary.”
Israeli television said that in an airstrike earlier on Sunday, Israel targeted the residence of Yehia Al Sinwar, who has been leading the political and military factions of Hamas in Gaza since 2017.
Palestinian military doctors and relatives said another airstrike killed a neurologist in Gaza and killed his wife and daughter.
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After weeks of tension in court cases to expel several Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, Hamas began a rocket attack on Monday. This is an act of revenge against the Israeli police who clashed with the Palestinians near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site of Islam in the city, during the Muslim Jihad. Ramadan.
The head of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, told a crowd of protesters in Doha, the capital of Qatar, on Saturday night that the root cause of the hostilities was Jerusalem.
Haniye said: “The Zionists think… they can destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque. They think they can displace our people in Sheikh Jarrah.”
Amidst the cheers of the crowd, he continued: “I said to Netanyahu: Don’t play with fire.” “The title of today’s battle, the title of the war and the title of the uprising are Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem”, Arabic Use “uprising” to describe.
The Israeli military said on Saturday that since Monday, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other militant groups have fired about 2,300 rockets from Gaza. It said that about 1,000 people were intercepted by the missile defense system and 380 people fell into the Gaza Strip.
Israel has launched more than 1,000 air and artillery strikes on the densely populated coastal zone, claiming that it targeted Hamas and other militant targets.
Earlier this week, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, told Reuters that the latest escalation of the conflict is currently under “close surveillance” and that investigations into war crimes in the early stages of the conflict are currently underway.
Netanyahu accused Hamas of targeting civilians and using Palestinian civilians as “human shields” and “committed two war crimes.”
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reminded the United Nations that “any indiscriminate action against civilians and media structures violates international law and must be avoided at all costs”.
In recent days, US diplomacy has been turbulent, trying to calm the violence.
President Joe Biden’s special envoy, Hadi Amir, arrived in Israel for talks on Friday. The White House said that Biden spoke with Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas on Saturday night and informed them of US diplomatic efforts.
However, since the United States and most Western powers do not talk to Hamas, they think it is a terrorist organization, so any mediation becomes very complicated. Abbas, whose power base is located in the occupied West Bank, has little influence on Hamas in Gaza.
In Israel, the conflict was accompanied by violent clashes between mixed Jewish and Arab communities in the country. Synagogues were attacked and Arab-owned shops were destroyed.
Deadly conflicts in the occupied West Bank have also proliferated. Since last Friday, at least 12 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, most of them in conflict.
(Other reports by Michelle Nichols in New York; writing by Rami Ayyub; editing by Frances Kerry, Mark Potter and Daniel Wallis)