The ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict rising. Israeli airstrikes in Gaza and in reaction rockets being fired at Israel from Gaza. In this situation, the UN fears that a ‘full-scale war’ will break out there.
According to Israel, Palestinians have fired more than a thousand rockets in the last 46 hours. On the other hand, Israel carried out airstrikes on hundreds of targets in Gaza on Tuesday and Wednesday. The attack destroyed a 13-storey residential building in Gaza.
There was the office of the Hamas leaders. A BBC report says at least 43 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes since the violence began on Monday. Among the dead in Palestine are 13 children. On the other hand, six Israelis were killed in the rocket attack.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed deep concern over the ongoing violence.
One Israeli was killed in the violence. He was killed when a missile fired from northern Gaza hit a jeep at the border. Three more people were injured in the incident. A 52-year-old man and his 16-year-old daughter were killed when a rocket fired by Palestinians hit a car in the town of Lode, near the Israeli capital, Tel Aviv.
On the other hand, the streets of Gaza are filled with the rubble of the building that collapsed in the Israeli airstrikes and the wreckage of the burnt car.
Clashes between the Palestinian and Israeli sides erupted after days of continuous clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police on the grounds of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The Israeli military says 1,050 rockets and mortar shells have been fired from Gaza so far. Of those, 850 fell on Israel’s borders or were intercepted by their air defenses (Iron Dome). And 200 Israelis have been stranded in Gaza after failing to cross the border.
The video from Gaza shows rockets piercing the night sky. Some of them are being detonated by Israeli defense missiles. Rocket attacks by Palestinians have increased after airstrikes on residential buildings in Gaza. Israel has said it is targeting rocket launchers and high-rise buildings and the homes and offices of Hamas leaders.
Hamas says it is stepping up attacks as enemies target residential buildings.
Residents were evacuated from the buildings before Israeli fighter jets attacked. Even after that, Palestinian health officials are giving information about the civilian casualties in the Israeli attack.
A Gaza journalist named Fadi Hanna tweeted a video of the blast in Gaza on Wednesday morning. He wrote, ‘What is happening is incredible. What I saw this morning was more horrific than during the last three years of war. ‘
The international community has called on both sides to end the violence. They have expressed fears that the situation could spiral out of control.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all concerned to step up their efforts to restore peace. Tor Weinland, the UN envoy for Middle East peace, said the two sides were “moving towards full-scale war”.
Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, said he was monitoring the situation with deep concern.
“Israel has a right to defend itself,” said Ned Price, a State Department spokesman. On the other hand, the Palestinian people also have the right to their own security and safety.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the attack was just the beginning. Attacks on ‘terrorist organizations will continue. They will bring back ‘peace in the long run.
On the other hand, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a televised speech, “If Israel wants to increase, we are ready for it. And if they want to stop, we are ready for it. ‘