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The Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip has taken place for the seventh consecutive day. The air strikes early on Sunday killed at least four Palestinians, injured dozens of others, and razed at least two residential buildings to the ground.
The home of Yehya al-Sinwar, the chief of Hamas in Gaza, was also attacked.
In Tel Aviv, Israel, police sirens warned of the upcoming rocket attack throughout the city. People rushed to bomb shelters. The Israeli military activated its “Iron Dome” air defense system to intercept Hamas rockets.
The escalation happened hours after an Israeli missile hit the refugee camp. kill There are at least 10 Palestinians, including 8 children, and Collapsed a high-rise building There are offices for media organizations including Al Jazeera.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised in a televised speech that he would continue the offensive against Gaza “as long as necessary,” and Hamas leader Ismail Haniya also stated that “resistance will not succumb.”
In the past week, at least 148 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip, including 41 children. About 950 people were injured. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces killed at least 13 Palestinians.
At least 10 people were killed in Israel, and 2 people died on Saturday. The Israeli army said that hundreds of rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip to all parts of Israel, and reinforcements have been placed near the enclave.
The following are the latest updates:
Israel targets Hamas chief’s residence in Gaza
The organization’s television station said that Israel attacked the residence of a senior Hamas leader in an air strike.
Since 2017, Yehya al-Sinwar has been leading the political and military departments of Hamas in Gaza.
“The most intense air raid in the past seven days”
Safwat al-Kahlout of Al Jazeera reported the situation from Gaza. He said that Israeli jets carried out 150 air strikes on the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning, and at least 60 in Gaza City alone. Air strikes.
al-Kahlout reported that emergency responders believed that some families were trapped under the rubble of destroyed houses.
The Gaza Ministry of Health said that many Palestinians are arriving at the hospital with injuries.
Israeli military fatally shoots Palestinian youth in West Bank
The Palestinian news agency WAFA quoted the Ministry of Health as saying that Israeli troops fatally shot a Palestinian young man north of Turqalum in the West Bank just after midnight on Sunday.
WAFA said that after the soldiers opened fire, at least nine people were injured and taken to the hospital.
A large number of people gathered in the United States to support Palestine
Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reported in Washington, D.C., Saturday that there was “unusual support” for the American cause in Palestine.
“There were demonstrations in New York, Chicago, Colorado, and Washington, DC. These are what we think is an unusually large crowd of thousands of people in the former Palestine,” he said.
“They hope that the US government will put more pressure on Israel to end this conflict. The real dissatisfaction is that the policies of the Biden administration and the policies of the Trump administration or any other US government have indeed not been significantly different in the past few years. “
The “violent bombing” near the UN office in Gaza
Matthias Schmale, director of the Gaza Office of the United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), reported on the “heavy bombing” near the agency’s compound early on Sunday morning.
God help the people #Gaza – In the past 45 minutes, the worst bombing near us @ UNRWA The office compound!
-Matthias Schmale (@matzschmale) May 15 2021
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