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Weekend Reads Israel and Hamas intensify their bombings, dozens of deaths

04:25  12 may  2021
04:25  12 may  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

ready to make for blow, Israel wants to intensify its attacks against Hamas

 ready to make for blow, Israel wants to intensify its attacks against Hamas © Reuters - Nir Elias Israeli firefighters extinguish a car that has caught fire after the launch of a rocket from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, In southern Israel, May 11, 2021. Bombing against rocket shots, Israel and Hamas go for shot since Monday. Air strikes from the Israeli army have made 28 dead, including 10 children in Gaza and some 125 wounded. This Tuesday, two Israeli were killed in Ashkelon (south), by rocket shot. The conflict could now enter a new dimension.

Israel-Palestinians / Jerusalem (photo, TV): Israel and Hamas intensify their bombings, dozens of deaths

by Nidal Al-Mughrabi, Jeffrey Heller and Stephen Farrell

Gaza / Jerusalem, May 11 (Reuters) - Hostilities between Israel and Hamas have intensified Tuesday, wearing the number of deaths in two days to 32 Palestinians and three people in Israel, while Israel has made multiple aerial strikes In Gaza and Palestinian activists have shot rockets on Tel Aviv.

A residential building of 13 floors, including the offices used by the direction of Hamas, collapsed in Gaza after being touched by an Israeli air strike.

Hamas launches a rocket to the second Israel

 Hamas launches a rocket to the second Israel airport © provided by the point L E Islamist movement Hamas said Thursday, May 13 have launched a huge 250 kg rocket towards the second airport of Israel and called the air carriers to "suspend" all their flights to the Hebrew state. In recent hours, flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport had been confused to Ramon Airport near Eilat in the south of the country to which Hamas said that he launched this rocket.

These are the most intense air exchanges between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 War in Gaza, and they have attracted the concern of the international community, which fears that the situation will not become uncontrollable.

The UN envoy for peace in the Middle East, Tor Wennesland, tweeted: "Stop shots immediately. We are heading for a total war. The leaders of all parties must take responsibility de-escalation. "

"The cost of war in Gaza is devastating and is paid by ordinary people. The United Nations works with all parties to restore calm. Stop violence now," he still written.

In the early morning, the inhabitants of Gaza reported that their houses trembled and the sky illuminated under the effect of Israeli attacks, rockets pulled by Hamas and Islamic jihad, another movement present in the band of Gaza, and the missiles of Israeli air defense that intercepted them.

NP View: Canada must support Israel in the face of heinous Hamas violence

  NP View: Canada must support Israel in the face of heinous Hamas violence The volley of rockets that Hamas has launched against civilian targets in Israel this week is unconscionable and must be condemned in the strongest possible terms by Canada and the international community. Tensions have been simmering in recent weeks in east Jerusalem, where Palestinian protesters — egged on by falsehoods about Israel threatening Muslim holy sites, and angered over a highly charged private property dispute currently in front of the Supreme Court that could see four Palestinian families evicted from their homes — have been clashing with police on the Temple Mount on a nightly basis.

Israelis was sheltered in communities at more than 70 km from the coast, in the midst of explosion noises. Israel stated that hundreds of rockets had been pulled by Palestinian groups.

to Tel Aviv, anti-aircraft sirens have sounded throughout the city. For Israel, the fact that Palestinian activists have targeted Tel Aviv, its commercial capital, constitutes a new challenge in confrontation with Hamas, considered a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States.

These violence follows weeks of tension in Jerusalem during the sacred Muslim month of Ramadan, with clashes between the Israeli police and Palestinian protesters around the Al-Aqsa mosque.

These clashes have been intensified in recent days, as a judicial hearing - now postponed - in a case that could lead to the expulsion of Palestinian families of Jerusalem-East Houses claimed by Jewish settlers.

(French version Camille Raynaud)

Rupa Subramanya: There is nothing Islamophobic about defending Israel’s right to exist .
Israel is once again under attack. Hamas, a terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip, has been firing missiles into Israel for more than a week. The missiles are not aimed at military targets, and the intention is to kill as many Israelis as possible. But, thankfully, Israel’s sophisticated Iron Dome missile-defence system has kept casualties low thus far. By contrast, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has launched targeted attacks into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in an attempt to degrade the capability of the the terrorist-organization-turned-would-be-government military. Unlike Hamas, Israel is not targeting innocent civilians.

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