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World Hamas fires further missiles on Israel

07:05  15 may  2021
07:05  15 may  2021 Source:   dw.com

IDF prepping for ground offensive as violence persists between Israel and Hamas

  IDF prepping for ground offensive as violence persists between Israel and Hamas The Israeli Defense Force is reportedly preparing for a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip as Hamas and military authorities continue to trade blows in what is being described as the worst flare-up in tensions in years. © Provided by Washington Examiner Plans for the offensive are expected to hit the desk of IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi for approval on Thursday, according to the Jerusalem Post. The proposal will also reach the eyes of top brass in the country's government. The potential move coincides with a total of 100 rockets that were launched by Hamas at Tel Aviv and Eilat, injuring four people.

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas has been expanded for days, also on the West Bank. "It's not over yet," said Israel's head of government Benjamin Netanyahu.

Raketen der Hamas - abgefeuert aus dem Gazastreifen auf Israel - in der Nacht zum Samstag © Mahmud Hams / AFP Rockets of Hamas - fired from the Gaza Strip on Israel - In the night of Saturday

, the Israeli army reinforced their counterattacks after renewed missile bombardment from the Gaza Strip on the Palestinian area controlled by the Radicalalislamic Hamas. On the night of Saturday, the bombardment of the Israeli Luftwaffe in Gaza-City was destroyed several houses or severely damaged. "It's not over yet," I said Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a meeting in the Ministry of Defense with a view of Hamas. He indicated a possible reinforcement of Israeli retaliation attacks on the ongoing missile bombardment of Israel by Hamas. "I said we will hit Hamas and the other terrorist organizations very hard. And that's exactly what we do," Netanyahu said according to a message of his office.

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

  West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Turmoil from the battle between Israel and Hamas spilled over into the West Bank on Friday, sparking the most widespread Palestinian protests in years as hundreds of young demonstrators in multiple towns clashed with Israeli troops, who shot and killed at least 11 people. Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip continued into early Saturday, when an airstrike on a house in Gaza City killed at least seven Palestinians — the highest number of fatalities in a single hit. That strike came a day after a furious overnight barrage of tank fire and airstrikes that wreaked destruction in some towns, killed a family of six in their house and sent thousands fleeing their homes.

missiles from Lebanon and Syria

According to the Israeli army, according to the Israeli army, three missiles in the direction of Israel were also fired from Lebanon, which crashed into the Mediterranean. For the first time since the recent outbreak of the conflict between Israel and the radicallamic Hamas, missiles were also fired on Israel from Syria. According to the Israeli armed forces, two of these missiles involved in uninhabited areas in NordiRael. A third rocket from Syria did not reach Israel at all. Whether a connection between the rocket attacks from Syria and the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was initially unclear.

Israelischer Luftangriff auf Gaza-Stadt © Mahmud Hams / AFP / Getty Images Israeli Air Starting on Gaza City


Video: Rocket Coring and Returning Attacks in Middle East (AFP)

Hamas rockets have improved range, firepower, and accuracy, experts say

  Hamas rockets have improved range, firepower, and accuracy, experts say Once smuggled by land or water from Sudan along the Red Sea, then in Sinai tunnels to reach Gaza, Hamas rockets are now manufactured in the tiny seaside city itself, security experts tell the Washington Examiner. © Provided by Washington Examiner A network of underground manufacturing facilities assembles rocket parts from Iran, smuggled by sea with the help of fishing boats. Once inside Gaza, Iranian Revolutionary Guard-trained personnel move the rockets to underground staging points, where they can be quickly set up to fire volley after volley indiscriminately into Israel.

Next to the Gaza Strip and Israel itself, the West Bank is affected now. In the area occupied by Israel, it came on Friday to the most violent clashes for 20 years.

In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army on Friday, in addition to fighting jets, also used tanks to proceed against an tunnel network of Hamas . "Many kilometers" of the network were damaged, the military shared on Twitter. An Army spokesman realized that no Israeli soil troops in the Gaza Strip.

Protest gegen Israel in Ramallah im Westjordanland © Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency / Picture Alliance protest against Israel in Ramallah in the West Bank

Since Monday evening, Militant Hamas trailers have fired more than 2000 missiles on Israel, according to the Israeli military. The missile trap system "Iron Dome" started nearly 1000. The system detects attached flags by means of a radar device and starts a scanning rocket to destroy the enemy bullet as before the impact still in the air.

The worry is growing

The escalation has triggered internationally fear of a new war in the Middle East. In the conflict since Monday died in total - at the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel - at least 135 people, nearly 1000 were injured. The most victims were Palestinians.

The US government sent her Middle East Messenger to the region. Hady Amr had arrived in Israel, shared the US Embassy. On Sunday, the UN Security Council is to discuss the conflict again. Two former sessions of the panel this week ended without a joint explanation.

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How Team Biden orchestrated a shorter war in Gaza .
With lessons learned from earlier Israel-Hamas conflicts, the administration banked on quiet leverage and negotiation to bring a quicker end to hostilities.The last two major conflagrations between Israel and Hamas militants who control the Gaza Strip took place in those years. The 2012 fighting lasted eight days, killing at least 160 Palestinians and six Israelis. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played a key role. The 2014 episode is often described as a war; it lasted some 50 days, killing more than 2,200 Palestinians and over 70 Israelis. John Kerry, Clinton’s successor, was deeply involved in trying to broker a resolution.

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