Israel resumes its air strikes on Gaza, and Palestinian militants fire more rockets to Israel
Israel bombed Gaza with air strikes, and Palestinian militants resumed firing of cross-border rockets on Tuesday after a short break. During this period, the United Nations sent a small refueling convoy to the enclave. The region said that 52,000 people are currently displaced.
Israeli leaders stated that they will continue to launch offensives to destroy the capabilities of Hamas and Islamic Jihadist armed groups under the call of the United States and other world powers to end the conflict.
Police said two Thai workers were killed and seven injured in a rocket attack on an Israeli farm near the Gaza border. Hamas and Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in a video statement: “The fighting will not stop unless we bring full and long-term peace.” He accused Hamas of being the worst in the Palestinian-Israeli fighting in years. Upgrade.
Hamas started launching rockets eight days ago in retaliation for Israel’s alleged human rights violations against Palestinians in Jerusalem. The Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and 21% of the Arab minority in Israel held a general strike on Tuesday.
Diaa Rabaya’a, 23, said at the Damascus Gate between East Jerusalem and the Old City: “This allows the Jews on the other end to be aware of the great influence of the Arabs.” “Every day they choose not to work, which almost makes the country lose. Ability.”
Gaza medical staff said that 213 Palestinians have been killed, including 61 children and 36 women, and more than 1,400 people have been injured. The Israeli authorities said that 12 people were killed in Israel, including two children.
Israel said it had fired 3,450 rockets from Gaza, some of which were missed and others were shot down by its Iron Dome air defense system. The military said on Tuesday that a soldier was slightly injured when he fired an artillery shell after allowing the fuel escort to enter the Gaza Strip. It said its forces had killed about 130 Hamas fighters, and another 30 were killed by Islamic Jihad.
The Israeli bombing of Gaza, the Ramadan conflict between police and believers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and the case of Israeli settlers expelling Palestinians from East Jerusalem from Sheikh Jalah have aroused Palestinian anger.
On Tuesday, general strikes were held in East Jerusalem, Arab cities and towns in Israel, and cities in the West Bank. Social media posts displayed the Palestinian flag and urged unity from the sea to the river.
Protest organizer Raja Zaatar told Reuters that Palestinian businesses throughout East Jerusalem were closed, including in the walled old city and the mixed Jewish and Arab port city of Haifa in northern Israel. The strike has shut down 90% of businesses in neighboring Arab countries.
Ra’afat al-Saman, a business owner on Salahuddin Street in East Jerusalem, named after the conqueror who supported the Muslims who occupied Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187. He said, He supports the strike.
This road is only a few minutes’ walk from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. The mosque is located in the center of the walled old city. It is located in a historic compound called the Temple Mount by Jews. Muslims call it Noble Sanctuary.
He said: “This is at least what we can do for our own people. We stand in solidarity with Gaza, Sheikh Jala, Al-Aqsa and other countries and oppose these violations.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud’s Israeli cabinet minister, Yuval Steinitz, expressed regret over the strike, saying it was “a delicate relationship and cooperation between Jews and Arabs.” Another blow to the structure”.
Brigadier General, chief spokesperson of the Israeli military. Hidai Zilberman said it will continue to take action in Gaza.
“The Israel Defense Forces [Israel Defence Forces] Not talking about a ceasefire. We are focused on shooting,” he told Army Radio.
Residents of Gaza say that Israel is stepping up air strikes. In Israel, the sound of police sirens indicated that rocket volleys were concentrated in border communities, despite the threat of Hamas on Monday to launch a more distant attack on Tel Aviv.
There are also plans to conduct demonstrations in Ramallah, Hebron and other Palestinian cities throughout the West Bank on the Gaza crisis and recent tensions in Jerusalem.
Witnesses from Reuters reported that the strike’s involvement in Ramallah seemed to be high, and the main highway from the city centre to the Garlandia checkpoint made traffic to Jerusalem almost completely deserted.
Mahmoud Jabr, a 50-year-old grocery store owner, said: “We have closed our stores like everyone else, and we are in solidarity with all Palestinians and opposing actions against all of us.”
The Israeli military said its forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to attack Palestinians with guns and improvised explosives in the occupied West Bank, and shot down a drone near the border with Jordan on Tuesday.
The White House said that U.S. President Joe Biden said in a call to Netanyahu on Monday that Israel has the right to defend itself from random rocket attacks, but it encouraged Israel to make every effort to protect civilians.
Egypt and the UN mediator have also stepped up diplomatic efforts, and the UN General Assembly will meet on Thursday to discuss the violence.