The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has intensified in many ways as it struggles to deal with growing community riots in its cities and large-scale protests in the occupied West Bank, while extending its bombing of Gaza to the sixth day.
Despite the worsening crisis and diplomatic efforts of the US and regional governments, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Friday that Israel’s attack on Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that controls Gaza, is “not over yet”.
As the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza increased to 136, including 55 women and children, the United States and regional governments worked hard to reach a ceasefire agreement. Nine Israelis were killed, including a child and a soldier.
Western diplomats told the British “Financial Times” that Israel rejected Hamas’s second armistice proposal. The senior U.S. State Department official in charge of Israeli and Palestinian affairs, Hady Amr, was in Tel Aviv overnight, while the United Nations requested a two-hour suspension of fighting to ease hostilities.
Local health officials said that Israeli jets hit the embattled Gaza Strip where two million Palestinians live for the sixth consecutive day. A woman and four children were killed when their refugee camp house was attacked overnight. Was killed in time.
Netanyahu’s Arabic spokesperson told Israel’s Channel 12 News: “Hamas bears full responsibility for the deaths of civilians in Gaza”. The spokesperson said that militants have placed military targets in densely populated communities.
Although the Israeli bombing has expanded to include artillery and tank fire, Hamas fired about 2,500 rockets into the depths of Israel.
On Friday night, Hamas launched 200 rockets at Ashdod and Birseva.
Local health officials said that after angry protests broke out in the occupied territories on Friday, Israeli security forces in the West Bank killed 11 Palestinians.
An aide to Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told the Financial Times after nearly 80 demonstrations last Friday that the turmoil in the West Bank could worsen. Some became violent because Palestinians threw stones at Israeli soldiers.
A large-scale Palestinian demonstration is planned to be held later on Saturday to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of Israel, which Arabs call the “73rd anniversary of the founding of Israel.” Naha Or disaster.
Since the 1967 war, Israel has been occupying the West Bank, where there are approximately 650,000 Jewish settlers, including at least 200,000 Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem. Until yesterday, the country was home to Fatah, Hamas’s rival Palestinian faction.
In addition to the campaign against Hamas, Israel is also working to curb the worst domestic violence in years, as Jews and a small number of Arab Israeli groups attacked each other’s communities and destroyed property in multiple Israeli towns.
The Israeli police tried to stop riots in cities where Jews and Arabs were mixed, arresting nearly 900 people, and community conflicts exposed the abyss within the Jewish state.
In the cities of Rhodes, Haifa and Jaffa, about 15,000 police officers fought to impose a curfew, and an Arab house there was bombed.
For more than a decade, the Arab-Israeli conflict has been dominated by fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian factions in the occupied territories. However, community violence has triggered new tensions.
Israeli Arabs make up about one-fifth of the population of the Jewish state, carry Israeli passports and vote in the country’s general elections. But they say they suffer from institutional and social discrimination, and their sympathy for the Palestinian cause makes them a target for right-wing Israeli politicians.
This week, Israel stepped up its efforts to stop domestic unrest, redeploying thousands of police officers from the West Bank to Israeli cities and towns.
After weeks of tension in Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, the crisis broke out. The crisis escalated last week after police used rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades on Palestinian demonstrators in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
More than 600 Palestinians were injured, and photos of police using force against protesters in Islam’s third most holiest site (a long eruption point in the Arab-Israeli conflict) angered the Arabs.
Al-Aqsa Mosque (Al-Aqsa Mosque) is located in a compound-known as Haram Ash Sharif, Or noble sanctuary, is the Temple Mount for Jews-it is sacred to both religions.
As tensions escalated, Hamas entered fighting on Monday, launching rockets at Israel and demanding that Jewish settlers in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem stop harassing Arab residents who are awaiting expulsion orders from Israeli courts.
Israel’s response is that it has launched the largest military operation against Hamas since its war with the Islamic organization in 2014.
An Israeli security official said that the poor territory currently uses electricity for about 5 hours a day, and it may run out of fuel by Sunday.
In order to prevent Hamas from acquiring resources, Israel has imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007.