As violence escalates , 35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, read to know more. Hostilities between Israel and Hamas continued throughout the night, with 35 Palestinians killed in Gaza and five in Israel.
Israel staged hundreds of strikes in Gaza early Wednesday morning, when a group of Muslims and other Palestinian militant groups shot dead several shares in Tel Aviv and Beersheba.
One high-rise apartment building in Gaza has collapsed and another has been severely damaged by Israeli air strikes. Israel said it had attacked Hamas’s policies, including intelligence centers and rocket launchers.
It was the worst act between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war in Gaza, and it sparked international concern that the situation could be controlled.
UN Middle East peace envoy Tor Wennesland wrote on Twitter: “Stop the fire immediately. We are on the verge of a full-scale war. Leaders on all sides must take responsibility for the decline.
“The cost of the war in Gaza is negligible and paid by ordinary people. The UN is working w / all sides to restore peace. Stop the violence now,” he wrote.
Early Wednesday morning, the Gazans reported that their homes were shaking and the sky was clear with Israeli attacks, rockets being fired and Israeli air defense missiles disrupting them.
The Israelites fled to shelters or landed on the roads in communities over 70 miles (45 miles) up the coast and south of Israel amid the explosion as arrows of entry into the sky.
In the Arab and Jewish city of Lod, near Tel Aviv, two people were killed after a rocket struck a car in the area. Israeli media reported that another seven-year-old girl.
Hamas’s armed forces said it had detonated 210 rockets near Beersheba and Tel Aviv in a bomb blast in Gaza City.
In Israel, the military offensive in Tel Aviv, its commercial capital, was a new challenge in the fight against the Islamist group Hamas, which was considered a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States.
The violence followed tensions in Jerusalem during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, with clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and surrounding areas of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
This escalated in recent days before a court hearing – which has been postponed – in a case that could have ended with Palestinian families being evicted from East Jerusalem homes wanted by Jewish residents.
Violence has also erupted in the West Bank, when a 26-year-old Palestinian man was killed by gunfire in Israel during a stone attack on a refugee camp near the city of Hebron.
‘THE BEST PRICE’
It does not look like an end to violence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that troops will pay a “heavy” amount of rockets, reaching the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday during a holiday in Israel to commemorate the capture of East Jerusalem in the 1967 war.
The outbreak of the hostilities has prompted the political opponents of Netanyahu to suspend negotiations to form a coalition of right-wing, left-wing and left-wing parties to oust him after the March 23 by-elections.
Opposition leader Jair Lapid has three weeks to form a new government – with a new election – and another opportunity for Netanyahu to retain power – if he fails.
Hamas has called its rocket attack a “Sword of Jerusalem”, seeking to overthrow Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and introduce himself as a Palestinian security guard in Jerusalem.
The leader of the militant group, Ismail Haniyeh, said Israel had “set fire to Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa and flames spread to Gaza, so it was responsible for the consequences.”
Haniyeh said Qatar, Egypt and the United Nations had been calling for calm, but a message from Hamas to Israel stated: “If they want to go up, the opposition is ready. If they want to stop, it is all right.”
The White House on Tuesday said Israel had a legal right to protect itself from rocket attacks but put pressure on Israel over Palestinian occupation, saying Jerusalem should be a place to live together.
The United States has been delaying efforts by the UN Security Council to issue a public statement on the escalation of the conflict because it could be detrimental to the stage’s efforts to end the violence, according to an ambassador and a source familiar with the U.S. strategy.
State Department spokesman Ned Price called for calm and “holding on to both sides”, saying: “The loss of life, the loss of Israeli life, the loss of Palestinian health, is something we deeply regret.”
He added: “We appeal to this message of the decline to see this death toll come to an end.”