Israel 'currently attacking' in the Gaza Strip, but denies invasion

Joanna Estrada
May 14, 2021

"We have to have the courage to name our contributions and sometimes I can't help but wonder if the reason we don't do that, if we're scared to stand up to the incarceration of children in Palestine is because maybe it'll force us to confront the incarceration here at our border", Ocasio-Cortez said.

Men walk on the rubble of a residential building in Gaza City destroyed by an Israeli airstrike.

Israel has come under heavy global criticism for civilian casualties in Gaza fighting.

Footage of a far-right Israeli mob attacking a man near Tel Aviv they believed to be an Arab was aired live on television Wednesday night, as the Israel-Palestinian conflict raged on.

The Palestinian faction Hamas, which governs Gaza, launched rockets towards Israel. "Many of these are killing Palestinians including children".

Several mixed Jewish-Arab Israeli cities have seen increased violence, including the burning of a Jewish-owned restaurant and a Jewish religious center.

"They kind of have their little place down in Gaza where they foment a lot of terrorism".

She also said media outlets had been bombed and forced to close.

The ministry said no Korean casualties have been reported.

Overnight Israel called up 7000 military reservists.

Weiss' post on Wednesday comes amid escalating tensions in the region, with Israel on Thursday saying it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory.

Gaza has for years had limited access to the outside world because of a blockade led by Israel and supported by Egypt, who both cite security concerns over Hamas for the restrictions.

In the House of Commons MPs rounded on the government for failing to hold Israel to account for its violence.

Biden told Netanyahu that he condemns the Hamas rocket attacks and said the United States backs Israel's right to defend itself.

But Tory MP Crispin Blunt asked: "When will the United Kingdom [show] real accountability for those breaching worldwide and humanitarian law including. the disproportionate response by the occupiers to violence by the occupied and decades of violations of the fourth Geneva convention that has made a practical mockery of Britain's commitment to a two-state solution?"

On the Palestinian side, he said, "There is a similar vacuum of political legitimacy, and Hamas will score by raising up Palestinian public opinion and increasing guilt in Islamic countries about the Palestinians and getting more legitimacy for future elections".

Politics, history and religion all place Jerusalem at the centre of the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palestinians protesting in solidarity with the residents of Sheikh Jarrah have been targeted by Israeli forces. "Our solidarity here in London is to bring about the permanent peace in which the Palestinian people will no longer ever be under occupation again".

Weeks of violent clashes in East Jerusalem have ignited the heaviest fighting in years between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

"I mean, this particular [statement] is largely propaganda that's really coming on the heels of other charges that they've leveled that have been proven false, but which they still haven't retracted anyway", he said.

Mr Gantz, appearing alongside him despite their political rivalry - both are now trying to muster majority support to head a government in Israel's deadlocked Knesset - said: "There are lots of targets lined up. This is only the beginning".

Bella, who has almost 42 million followers on the platform, published the series of cartoons Wednesday that called Israel "occupiers" and called Palestinians 'oppressed'.

On Thursday, the IDF published a video of a misfired Hamas rocket that fell back into Gaza, noting that "this isn't the 1st time - Hamas misfired 350 rockets in the last 3 days".

Muslim countries have criticized Israel's actions, but in largely perfunctory fashion so far, given that many of their leaders distrust Islamist radicalism.

Visiting a rocket defence battery, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told troops to be prepared for an extended campaign against Hamas.

"We've unequivocally called on all leaders to take immediate steps to halt violence, to maintain restraint, and to restore calm", she said from Washington DC.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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