Israel kills 42 people in Gaza; Prime Minister Netanyahu warns that war will continue
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Military doctors said that the Israeli airstrike on Gaza City razed to the ground on Sunday, destroyed three buildings and killed at least 42 people. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that there was a fourth war between Israel and the Gaza Strip. . Israel Despite the efforts of the international community to bring about a ceasefire, the Palestinians in Gaza will still be angry.
Netanyahu said in a televised speech that the attack is continuing “full force” and will “take some time.” Political opponents, Secretary of Defense Benny Gantz (Benny Gantz) showed solidarity.
Since the fierce fighting broke out between Israel and Hamas nearly a week ago, the Israeli air strike earlier on Sunday was the deadliest attack, the worst since the devastating war in Gaza in 2014.
The airstrike struck a major residential building and storefront street in the city within five minutes after midnight, destroying two adjacent buildings and a road of about 50 yards (meters).
Once, a rescuer shouted: “Can you hear me?” Entering a hole in the rubble. “Are you okay?” A few minutes later, the first responder pulled a survivor out and took him away on an orange stretcher. The Ministry of Health of Gaza said that 16 women and 10 children were among the victims, and more than 50 were injured. Rescue work is still in progress.
The Israeli military said earlier that in another strike in the southern town of Khan Younis, the residence of Yahiyeh Sinwar, the leader of Gaza’s supreme Hamas, was destroyed. This is the third such attack on the houses of senior Hamas leaders in the past two days, who have gone underground.
Israel seems to have intensified strikes in recent days to cause as much damage as possible to Hamas, as international mediators are working to end the fighting and avoid Israeli ground invasion of the territory. However, targeting leaders of the organization may hinder these efforts. A US diplomat is trying to ease tensions in the area, and the UN Security Council is scheduled to meet on Sunday.
Israel razed some of the tallest office and residential buildings in Gaza City in air strikes, claiming that they contained Hamas’ military infrastructure.Including Associated Press And other media.
Latest outbreak Violence started in East Jerusalem Last month, Palestinians broke out protests against Israeli police tactics during Ramadan and Ramadan, and clashed with police. Dozens of Palestinian families threatened by forced evictions Jewish settlers. The focal point of the conflict was the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a frequent bombing incident on the top of a hill revered by both Muslims and Jews.
Hamas fired a rocket at Jerusalem late Monday, triggering Israeli opposition Poverty in GazaSince Hamas seized power from hostile Palestinian forces in 2007, Bahrain has more than 2 million Palestinians and has been blocked by Israel and Egypt.
At least 188 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, including 55 children and 33 women, and 1,230 were injured. Eight people were killed in Israel, including a 5-year-old boy and a soldier.
In a speech with Netanyahu on Sunday, Israeli military chief Lieutenant General Aviv Kohawi said that Hamas had not anticipated Israel’s overwhelming response to its rockets. “Hamas made a serious and serious mistake and failed to read our book correctly.”
Unrest also spread to other places, exacerbating the Occupied West Bank and Triggered violent conflicts between Jews and Arabs in Israel, Carry out conflicts and security attacks on personnel and property. The violence also triggered pro-Palestinian protests in European and American cities, with French police firing tear gas and water cannons at demonstrators in Paris.
The military said on Sunday that it attacked the residence of Sinwar and the residence of his brother Muhammad, another senior member of Hamas. On Saturday, it destroyed the residence of Hhalil al-Hayeh, a senior figure in the Hamas political department.
The upper echelon of Hamas is already hiding in Gaza. When the strike occurs, it is impossible for anyone to be at home. The top leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh (Ismail Haniyeh) divided his time between Turkey and Qatar, and both countries provided political support for the organization.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad have confirmed that 20 combatants have been killed since the fighting broke out on Monday. Israel says the actual number is much higher and has released the names and photos of the twenty accused agents that it said were “eliminated.”
An Egyptian diplomat said that Israel’s goals against Hamas’ political leaders would complicate the ceasefire. When discussing closed-door negotiations, the diplomat, who asked not to be named, said that Cairo, like other international participants, is working hard to bring the battle to an end.
The Egyptian diplomat said that destroying Hamas’s rocket capability would require a ground invasion, which would “anger the entire region.” The official said that Egypt, which achieved peace with Israel decades ago, threatened to “suspend” cooperation in various fields.
At the same time, the Biden administration has affirmed its support for Israel while working hard to mitigate the escalation of the crisis. American diplomat Hady Amr met with Israeli Defense Minister Gantz, and he thanked the United States for its support. Gantz said that Israel “takes all precautions and only launches attacks on military targets to avoid harming civilians, who are the targets of indiscriminate killing.”
Hamas and other militant groups fired about 2,900 rockets into Israel. The military stated that 450 of the rockets missed or were not launched, while Israel’s air defense system intercepted 1,150.
Since the conflict broke out, Israel has said that 90% have been intercepted, and the interception rate seems to have dropped significantly. The military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza at the same time.
On Saturday, Israel bombed the 12-story Al-Jalaa building where the Associated Press office is located. The building also houses the TV network Ja-Jazeera (Ja-Jazeera) and other media, as well as several floors of apartments.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The campaign will continue as long as it needs to.” He claimed that Hamas military intelligence is operating inside the building.
Israel usually regards the presence of Hamas as the reason for targeting certain locations (including residential buildings) in air strikes. The military also accused militant groups of using journalists as human shields, but did not provide any evidence to support this claim.
The Associated Press has been operating the building for 15 years, including the previous three wars between Israel and Hamas. During the current conflict, the news agency’s cameras operated from its top-level offices and rooftop terraces, providing 24-hour live filming. The militants’ rockets flew toward Israel, and Israeli air strikes hit the city and its surrounding areas hard.
Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt (Gary Pruitt) said in a statement: “We have no indication that Hamas is in or in the building.” “This is our exhaustion.” Things that can be actively checked. We will never intentionally put our reporters at risk.”
In the afternoon, the military called the owner of the building and warned that a strike would take place within an hour. Associated Press staff and other personnel were evacuated safely. Soon after, three missiles hit the building and destroyed it, causing it to fall into a huge cloud of dust.
Pruitt said: “Because of what is happening today, the world will know less about what is happening in Gaza,”. “We are shocked and terrified.”