Israeli occupation forces continue airstrikes in the besieged Gaza Strip. As many as 65 Palestinians, including 17 children, have been killed in Israeli airstrikes since Monday. 365 people including 6 children and 39 women were seriously injured. Gaza health authorities said the information. News: Al Jazeera.
Meanwhile, three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. Another 335 people were injured, according to the Gaza health authorities. Israeli forces have bombed Gaza’s police headquarters and security building.
At least six Israelis, including children, have been killed in rocket attacks targeting Israel by the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas. One of them is an Israeli soldier. At least 100 Israelis were wounded in the attack. The Israeli military says Gaza has fired about 1,500 rockets into various parts of Israel.
Al Jazeera reports that Israelis have attacked the Al-Noor mosque in the Arab-majority city of Lod. The Israeli government has declared a state of emergency in the city. One-third of the 6,000 people living in the city of Lod are Palestinians.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces destroyed a multi-story building in Gaza in an airstrike. Yamana al-Saeed, a journalist from Gaza City, told Al Jazeera. The 14-story Sherlock Tower in the city had several media offices. It is a very densely populated area in the Gaza Strip.
Russia has called for an immediate end to all repression in Palestine. China has called on the country to refrain from any loss of life or property.
Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Beni Gantz has announced that there are no immediate plans to end the offensive in the Gaza Strip. He says the Israeli military will continue to strike and bring about complete silence in the long run. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for the Israeli military, said he thought the fighting would intensify.
The Israeli occupation forces launched a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on the evening of May 10, local time. At least 20 people, including three children, were killed on the first day of the attack. On the second day, it increased to 26 people. International media say the death toll could rise further.
For more than a week now, Israeli security forces and Palestinians have been at loggerheads with illegal settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah area. Meanwhile, Israeli security forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacked Palestinians.
Israeli forces also carried out violence in al-Aqsa during the holy month of Ramadan, Jumatul Bida, and the holy night of Shabe Qadr. Unarmed Palestinians have been protesting. Meanwhile, Hamas fired rockets at Israel in retaliation last Monday. Occupying Israeli forces have been carrying out airstrikes since then.
Earlier in the day, Israeli security forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the early hours of Monday. Many Palestinians were injured. Israeli police and soldiers fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and sound grenades at the Palestinians.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have spoken by telephone about the Israeli blockade of the besieged Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. A statement from the Turkish president’s office said on Wednesday.
In a telephone conversation with Putin, the Turkish president strongly protested the Israeli attacks on mosques in Jerusalem, Gaza, and Al-Aqsa. He says the international community must stop Israel and “counter-teach.”
-Source: Jago News 24