World The outbreak of violence continues in the Middle East, Macron called Netanyahu
Netanyahu misses deadline to form coalition
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu missed the deadline to form a governing coalition early Wednesday morning local time, continuing the country’s political stalemate that has gone on for two years. © The Hill Netanyahu misses deadline to form coalition Netanyahu had until midnight Tuesday to form a new coalition government, but he failed to meet the deadline, according to The Associated Press. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will now be tasked with deciding how to proceed, including possibly assigning the coalition-building duty to another member of Parliament, according to Reuters.
After talking Thursday with the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, Emmanuel Macron was able to exchange with Benyamin Netanyahu on Friday, to put "a term at the climbing violence in the Middle East". The President of the Republic has "presented" to the Israeli Prime Minister "His condolences for the victims of the shots claimed by Hamas and other terrorist groups", ensures a statement from the Elysée, which specifies that Macron A "also expresses its interlocutor of its concern about the civilian populations in Gaza".
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Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he “supports” a ceasefire, but that may not be enough for fellow Democrats who have urged the president to act more aggressively.The White House’s refusal to publicly call for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas has put the president at odds with key members of his own party as casualties continue to rise in both Gaza and Israel.
"On this anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, the President of the Republic recalled his unwavering attachment to the safety of Israel and his right to defend himself in respect of international law", Added the Elysée. Unsurprisingly, however, the call from the Head of the French State, however, did not calm tensions or bellicose statements: Netanyahu, in the wake, noted in a statement that the raids on the Gaza Strip were not going to take end soon. "I said that we would inflict serious reverses in Hamas and other terrorist groups. They pay and will continue to pay dearly. It's not over yet."
Israel again pounded this Friday the Gaza Strip with aerial strikes and artillery fire in this densely populated Palestinian enclave. After Gaza and the mixed cities of Israel, a new front opened up in the West Bank, where Ten Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army during demonstrations who have degenerated in clashes in several localities, according to a balance sheet of the Ministry of Health Palestinian at the beginning of the evening. The ongoing military climbing since Monday with the Islamists of Hamas has made more than 130 deaths, including 122 in Gaza and nine in Israel. In addition to these clashes, the most intense between Israel and Palestinian activists in Gaza since 2014, an outbreak of unprecedented violence between Jews and Arabs affects several mixed cities of the country.
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Russia also urged both sides to be "utterly cautious" in their rhetoric so as to not fuel the fire.As reported by the Associated Press, as of Wednesday, about 219 Palestinians have been killed in the current fighting, while Israel has seen 12 casualties. The rising number of deaths and injuries have raised calls from around the world for Israel to mount a "proportionate" response to the attacks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, has denied Israel has done anything beyond defending itself and vowed to continue until Hamas is deterred from future violence.
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The Israeli army has multiplied bombings "to inflict Severe damage to tunnels " that allow Hamas combatants and leaders to circulate through the Gaza Strip, she said. The Islamist movement has drawn hundreds of rockets to the Hebrew state. In Israel, where the antimissile shield "iron dome" intercepted about 90% of the approximately 1,800 rockets drawn this week, the balance sheet has risen to nine dead and hundreds of injury. Faced with the gunshots of tanks massaged along the Enclave under Israeli blockade and bin of a thick hypersoised barrier, hundreds of Gazaouis have left their homes, indicated witnesses.
A group of Lebanese protests was targeted Friday by the Israeli army at the border between the two countries. Two Lebanese were injured. On the diplomatic front, the UN Security Council will meet Sunday to address the conflict, the Secretary General, António Guterres, having called to an "cessation of hostilities".
Biden weathers his first foreign crisis after months focusing on domestic troubles .
It was before 8 a.m. ET on Wednesday and President Joe Biden was on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the fourth time in a week. © Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden speaks about a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, in the Cross Hall of the White House, Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Outside, Biden's helicopter was idling as he ran behind schedule. Amid the flurry of 80 calls between Washington and the Middle East, this one had not been planned in advance, according to a person familiar with the matter.