Israel launched additional air strikes in the Gaza Strip overnight, with Hamas responding with missiles on Saturday. In less than a week, Israeli air strikes killed more than 130 people and at least 1,000 injured in Gaza alone, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza said as the riots. And the violence of ethnic groups between Arabs and Jews causing cities and towns throughout Israel.
Hamas fired dozens of missiles at Tel Aviv on Saturday, the Hamas armed forces Al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement the move was a direct response to air strikes. In Israeli refugee camp, a 50-year-old man was killed on Saturday afternoon after a rocket hit several buildings in a Tel Aviv suburb called Ramat Gan, leaving Israel with people. Up to 10 deaths, according to the Israeli Emergency Service.
Earlier Saturday, the baby was the only survivor in a home attacked and destroyed by Israeli air strikes in the al-Shati refugee camp, killing 10 family members of the baby, including a child. Eight people, according to the Palestinian News Agency WAFA, were injured at least 20 more Palestinians after homes were damaged in Israeli air strikes.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said it attacked several positions in the Gaza Strip late Friday, including a military intelligence facility. “Hamas paid the price for fear,” it said in a Twitter post. Saturday
Militants in Gaza responded to air strikes in refugee camps on Saturday with rockets targeting the Israeli city of Beer Sheba, Ashdod and Sderot, the IDF posted a video on Twitter. About the blazing fire in Ashdod warned that the movement “Won’t go, no answer”
In the attack on the Al Jala’a building, the Israeli Air Force said on Saturday that the fighter was targeting the building housing Hamas military intelligence property and using the media as a “shield”.
However, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has accused the IDF of “directly targeting crowded civilian areas” and not taking precautions to save civilian life.
On Saturday, at least 139 people were killed in Gaza, including at least 39 children.The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported the number of injured Palestinians in Gaza, rising to at least 1,000. The 254 children were injured in Friday’s Israeli air raids.
Ashraf al-Qudra, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman, urged “The international community is imperative to deter Israeli aggression in Gaza,” added, “We monitor these violations against Palestinian families and this is blatant.”
But efforts for international diplomacy so far appear to have been halted. A UN Security Council meeting on violence will take place on Sunday morning. The United States blocked earlier Security Council efforts to meet, opting for direct diplomacy on conflict rather than debate on the international arena.
Israeli military officials said Friday that Israel was prepared to attack. About 2,300 rockets have been fired from Gaza to Israel, of which about 380 failed hits in the Gaza Strip, the IDF said on Saturday, adding that “quality targets” have continued for a long time. The steel dome’s air defense system has intercepted approximately 1,000 rockets.
Following Saturday’s strike at Al Jala’a, a spokesman for Al-Qassam Brigades said: “After the attacks on civilian towers in the Gaza Strip, Tel Aviv and central Israel should be prepared for a response. That shake us “
And the violence has spread to the occupied West Bank district, where at least 10 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on Friday during violent clashes across cities and towns. The whole territory, as reported by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, located in Gaza.
The violence marks the highest number of deaths in a single day in the West Bank in years. The Palestinian Red Crescent said Palestinians in the West Bank were targeted with live ammunition, as well as rubber and tear gas bullets. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, most of those injured on Friday. More than 500 Palestinians have been injured since clashes erupted earlier this week.
A spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement that live ammunition was used after. The “crowd scattering method” (meaning tear gas and rubber coated bullets) couldn’t stop the unrest.
The latest conflict started earlier this week, fueled by conflicts over plans to expel Palestinian families in East Jerusalem and restrictions at a popular meeting point near the Old City. It has since grown so rapidly that it has become one of the worst violent cycles that have occurred since the 2014 Gaza War, in which more than 2,200 Gaza people have died during the fighting, about half. Civilians, including more than 550 children, Nationality Report
Violent riots and clashes between Arab citizens and Jews sweep across several Israeli cities each week, including Lod, Bat Yam and Acre, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to warn against “lynching” by both sides of the community.
The escalation of the conflict is fears that violence may be overflowing outside the past under Israeli control, as Palestinians across the region will be targeting al-Nagba, or “disaster”, on the eve of Israeli control. Saturday, the annual Memorial Day marks the day when more than 700,000 Palestinians were driven from or out of their homes during the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War.
In Lebanon, the Nakhba march on the southern border with Israel on Saturday afternoon became strained after young people protested in solidarity with Palestinians charged with a border wall before the protests began. The Lebanese army called on protesters to return, warning they were “about to fire”. The scene was unfolded just a day after a Lebanese man died from a bullet wound he received from an IDF rocket fired at a gunner. People protesting solidarity with Palestinians at the same border, according to Lebanese National News Agency NNA. Israeli Defense Forces said in a statement on Friday that tanks fired at protesters crossing into Israeli territory, sabotaged border fences and set fire.
And in Jordan, in recent days, protesters have rallied against the Israeli protests in Gaza, with people protesting at the Jordan-Israeli border for the second day in a row in solidarity with the Palestinians. Saturday protesters urged the King of Jordan to open up the borders so that they could “Fight with their brothers”
CNN’s Kara Fox, Richard Roth, Tamara Qiblawi and Celine Alkhaldi contributed to this report.