Israel pounds Gaza with heavy strikes as conflict enters second week

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The Israeli military kept on beating the Gaza strip early Monday, a day after many Palestinians were killed in Israeli air assaults and in the midst of developing global requires a finish to the carnage.

Hamas likewise proceeded dispatching rockets at southern Israeli urban communities in the early hours.

The Israeli military said 54 warrior jets had struck underground passages utilized by Hamas, the assailant bunch that rules Gaza, hitting what it depicted as 35 fear targets and approximately 9 miles of passages.

Three Palestinians were killed a day after 42 Palestinians kicked the bucket in air attacks on Sunday — the deadliest day yet in the raising savagery among Israel and the Hamas aggressor bunch that rules Gaza.

The Gaza Health service has put the loss of life in the thickly populated territory of 2,000,000 Palestinians at 200, including 59 kids and 35 ladies. Ten individuals have been executed in Israel, including two youngsters, Israeli specialists have said. As indicated by neighborhood authorities, 97 multi-story condo blocks and private structures have been annihilated since last Monday.

Written in by a severe barricade upheld by Israel and Egypt, Palestinian regular folks are caught in thickly populated Gaza with no reinforced hideouts and no place to go to shield themselves during bombings from attacks.

The Israeli military and the Islamic Jihad assailant bunch on Monday affirmed that a top leader of the Iran-sponsored aggressors had been killed in an airstrike.

The slaughtering of Hasam Abu Harbid, leader of the northern division of the gathering, could additionally heighten pressures among Israel and Islamic Jihad assailants, a more modest gathering than the decision Hamas.

The Israeli military additionally said it had focused on the administrators of a presumed Hamas maritime weapon.

In the interim, Israeli police said rockets had struck the Israeli urban communities of Beersheba and Ashdod, where various individuals were being treated for minor harms.

Israel’s Magen David Adom salvage administration said by starting reports a rocket had struck a structure in Ashdod making three individuals support minor wounds from broken glass and an extra five to experience the ill effects of pressure manifestations.

So far more than 3,000 rockets have been fired from the Gaza strip at Israeli territory. The Iron Dome air defense system has intercepted approximately 90 percent of the rockets, the Israeli military said.

Over the weekend, the escalating violence prompted United Nations Security Council diplomats and Muslim foreign ministers to hold emergency meetings with representatives calling for an end to the civilian bloodshed.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres described the violence as “appalling” and called on the fighting to “stop immediately.”

China, meanwhile, has accused the U.S. of blocking the Security Council from issuing a joint statement on the escalating violence in the region.

“Regrettably, simply because of the obstruction of one country, the Security Council hasn’t been able to speak with one voice,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the virtual meeting on Sunday.

“We call upon the U.S. to shoulder its due responsibilities, take a just position and together with most of the international community support the Security Council in easing the situation, rebuilding trust and advancing political settlement.”

United States Ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Security Council meeting that the U.S. had been working “tirelessly” to try to bring an end to the conflict.

“The United States has made clear that we are prepared to lend our support and good offices should the parties seek a ceasefire,” she said.

So far more than 3,000 rockets have been fired from the Gaza strip at Israeli territory. The Iron Dome air defense system has intercepted approximately 90 percent of the rockets, the Israeli military said.

Over the weekend, the escalating violence prompted United Nations Security Council diplomats and Muslim foreign ministers to hold emergency meetings with representatives calling for an end to the civilian bloodshed.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres described the violence as “appalling” and called on the fighting to “stop immediately.”

China, meanwhile, has accused the U.S. of blocking the Security Council from issuing a joint statement on the escalating violence in the region.

“Regrettably, simply because of the obstruction of one country, the Security Council hasn’t been able to speak with one voice,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at the virtual meeting on Sunday.

“We call upon the U.S. to shoulder its due responsibilities, take a just position and together with most of the international community support the Security Council in easing the situation, rebuilding trust and advancing political settlement.”

United States Ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Security Council meeting that the U.S. had been working “tirelessly” to try to bring an end to the conflict.

“The United States has made clear that we are prepared to lend our support and good offices should the parties seek a ceasefire,” she said.

Pressure is mounting on the U.S., Israel’s most important and powerful ally, for more action on the crisis. U.S. Department of State envoy Hady Amr has been dispatched to the region for de-escalation talks, while President Joe Biden has also reaffirmed the U.S.’ staunch support for Israel’s right to defend itself from rocket attacks from Gaza.

In the U.S., Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., led a group of 29 senators calling for an immediate ceasefire agreement to prevent further loss of life. Last week, a handful of progressive Democrats criticized the administration’s handling of the crisis and called on it to elevate support for the Palestinian cause from the fringes to the mainstream.

Press freedom advocates have condemned an Israeli airstrike Saturday that hit a Gaza building that housed offices of international media, disrupting coverage of the conflict. Israel’s military defended targeting the tower, saying Hamas had a military intelligence office in the building and used journalists as human shields, but did not provide evidence for its claims.

Regardless of pressure on Israel, or indeed the United States, a ceasefire currently feels a ways off.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel planned to continue its military operation against Hamas “at full force” despite any “international pressures.”

Egypt’s state news agency reported Sunday that the country had opened the Rafah border crossing into Gaza so that the wounded could be evacuated. Egyptian aid was also on its way to the enclave, it reported.

The land, air and sea blockade of Gaza, which Hamas seized control of from the forces of the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority in 2007. The blockade and international isolation has had a devastating impact on Gaza’s civilians and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing.

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