Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

On Wednesday, Israel carried out airstrikes on the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the first attacks since the end of 11 days of cross-border fighting last month, according to Reuters. An explosion lights up the night sky over a building in Gaza City after Israeli forces bombed the Palestinian Enclave on June 16, 2017. Israeli Airstrikes are carrying out on Wednesday in the Palestinian territory – the first since the end of the conflict – in response to Israeli incendiary bombs fired from Gaza.
According to the Israeli military, the attack was in response to the launch of a balloon laden with explosive material that caused 20 fires in an open field near a community in Gaza City near the border. Since the end of 11 days of cross-border combat last month, the first attack was in response to incendiary bombs fired from Palestinian territory. The Israeli army said a response balloon had caused 20 fires in the field near the Gaza border.
This follows a March by Jewish nationalists on Tuesday in East Jerusalem during which Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, threatened action. Hundreds of Palestinians then protested with a provocative march. The flare-up in the primaries casts a look at the new Israeli authorities taking over the march against Hamas.
A CNN producer in Jerusalem and CNN in Gaza reported heavy artillery fire from Israeli forces and hundreds of airstrikes. According to Palestinian media reports, an air attack in the Gaza Strip caused material damage, but there were no immediate casualties in Gaza. Hamas has attacked an Israeli military jeep with anti-tank missiles near the Gaza border.
On Thursday, the Israeli military said that since the latest hostilities, it had attacked more than 600 terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. In the last three days of the bombing, Israel has been able to hit “a significant part of the military leadership of Hamas, if not the majority of them,” military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters.
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza on Wednesday launched – the first incendiary bombs fired from the Palestinian Enclave since 11 days of cross-border fighting last month – were the first since the end of 11 days of fighting. The military said its planes struck Hamas armed installations in Gaza City and the southern city of Khan Younis. The airstrikes came after eleven weeks of fierce fighting in the region that left dozens dead and wounded in the first violence since the formation of a new Israeli government.
On Wednesday,- Rockets flew from Gaza City as Israel bombarded the coastal Enclave with airstrikes in the worst outbreak of violence since the 2014 war, regaining many of the hallmarks of the conflict. Fueled by controversy over the planned expulsion of Palestinian families from Jerusalem and restrictions on popular meeting points in East Jerusalem during Ramadan, this week’s conflict between Israelis and Palestinians escalated into one of the worst rounds of violence between the two sides in recent years. On Wednesday, there were also riots near the Israeli towns of Umm al-Fahm and Hadera.
Violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict began on May 10, 2021, with unrest lasting overnight until a ceasefire came into force on May 21. It was marked by protests, riots, and police riots to control Israeli rocket attacks against Hamas and the PIJ and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. The crisis began between 31 and 6 May when Palestinians in East Jerusalem began protesting against an expected decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to expel six Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah.
The United Nations said more than 72,000 Palestinians have been displaced and housed in 48 UNRWA schools in Gaza. The agency also discovered a 7.5-meter-deep cavity in one of its two schools in the Gaza Strip damaged by an Israeli airstrike.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire ended fighting between Israel and Gaza, and Palestinian militants did not appear to threaten violence as Israeli night-time airstrikes replaced day calmly. The airstrikes followed a march by Jewish nationalists on Tuesday in East Jerusalem in which Gaza’s ruling militant Hamas threatened action.
Israeli airstrikes have razed multi-story buildings in Gaza, where nearly two million Palestinians have lived under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since Hamas seized power in 2007. The warning shots allowed civilians to evacuate the buildings, but the material losses were immense.
The Gaza Health Ministry said 48 people in the past two days had been killed in airstrikes, including 14 children and three women, and more than 300 were wounded. The Israeli military insists on targeting the terrorists – Hamas and Islamic Jihad – and their facilities but Palmer said the material damage was immense. People in the crowded Enclave had no safe place. An Israeli minister ruled out a ceasefire on Thursday with Hamas in Gaza City.

By Mandy Berg

Mandy is an editor and writer for Plainsmen Post. She's covered everything from the Stanley Cup Finals to the world of lightsaber combat in his young career.

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