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Netanyahu lays out massive attacks in the Gaza strip

Renewed escalation in the middle East: Palestinian Militants in the Gaza strip have fired at the weekend, hundreds of rockets on Israel and to Israeli retaliato

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Netanyahu lays out massive attacks in the Gaza strip

Renewed escalation in the middle East: Palestinian Militants in the Gaza strip have fired at the weekend, hundreds of rockets on Israel and to Israeli retaliatory attacks triggered. In Israel, four people died, according to the authorities, the Palestinians reported 1 Dead.

The Israeli army announced on Sunday, since Saturday, about 600 rockets from the Gaza strip into Israel had in the morning been fired. A part of them had been intercepted.

In the case of a rocket attack on the Israeli city of Ashkelon was killed in the night of Sunday, a man, on Sunday there was according to police information, three other deaths.

The Israeli army responded on the weekend with numerous retaliatory attacks on the rocket fire. Tanks and planes attacked, according to arms data, approximately 220 targets in the Gaza strip, including an attack tunnel in the Islamist group Islamic Jihad.

According to Palestinian reports, were killed alone on Sunday, 19 Palestinians, including a Pregnant woman and a Baby. Also among the dead from Saturday, a small child and a pregnant woman - according to information from relatives of aunt and niece. The Ministry of health had referred to first as a mother and daughter.

The Israeli army dismissed on Sunday accusations that it was for the death of the two responsible. Rather, the woman and child had been killed by misdirected gunfire of the radical Islamic Hamas, said army spokesman Ronen Manelis.

Hamas commander killed

At one of the on Sunday killed Palestinians, it was to the matching information from Gaza and Israel in a 34-year-old commander of the armed wing of Hamas. He should have taken care of according to Israeli information, that money from Iran to the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad flowed.

The Islamic Jihad announced that among the dead were also four of its members. The group is known to be a part of the missile attacks on Israel, and declared that it was to further attacks ready.

Netanyahu orders more attacks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a Cabinet meeting on Sunday that he had instructed the military, his "massive attacks against terrorist elements in the Gaza strip," to continue. More troops and equipment should be relocated to the border.

The U.S. government was due to the escalation of the conflict behind Israel. "We are on the side of Israel and support its right to self-defense against these heinous attacks," said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of state.

representatives of Egypt and the UN, sought to calm the situation. The European Union and the Palestinians on Sunday called on again, the rocket fire on Israel. Otherwise, a "conflict without end the threat", warned the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini.

escalation following clashes

In Gaza were destroyed, according to information from residents of two multi-storey buildings. Israel, according to the information office of the military were in the building intelligence and the security services of the Hamas.

In one of the destroyed buildings was, according to local residents, the office of the state-owned Turkish news Agency Anadolu. The Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly condemned "the Israeli attack on the office of the Anadolu Agency in Gaza". The Anadolu employees had been brought according to the Agency, according to a warning shot shortly before the attack in safety.

The violence was escalated after it had given on Friday at the Gaza border during confrontations with Israeli soldiers Dead. Four Palestinians were killed, according to the Ministry of health in Gaza. Palestinian factions announced then revenge. (Dec/sda)

Created: 05.05.2019, 21:51 PM

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