Health officials in Gaza exposed that at least 24 Palestinians were killed. It includes nine children. Most of them died by airstrikes.
Last night Israel launched a series of air attack on Gaza strip killing 24 people, nine of them were children. The never-ending conflict between Israel and Palestine keeps claiming lives. But the fight is expected to continue, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hamas “crossed a red line”.
Israel’s air attack on Gaza: killed 24 people
Tensions between the two countries have been recently re-increasing throughout the Ramadan. Since Israel has been trying to expel Palestinian from the emblematic neighbourhood Sheikh Jarrah, protests flared up.
The breaking point was Israeli national holiday of “Jerusalem Day”, the day that celebrates the establishment of Israel’s control over the city after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. More than 300 people were injured during the strong suppression of Palestinian protests by Israeli police outside the al-Aqsa mosque. Palestine’s violent backlash was not long in coming, as Hamas has launched more than 200 rockets.
Monday night’s violence is estimated to have caused more than 700 injured, but numbers are set to rise. Netanyahu, indeed, already announced that the fighting could “continue for some time”.
Moreover, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, Israeli military spokesperson, claimed that the launch of airstrikes on Gaza was not a response to Palestinian attacks. They had been planning the air attack against targets on the Gaza strip for a long time.
International public opinion is concerned about the escalation of violence. Both the UN and the US admonished law enforcement to “exercise maximum restraint and respect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly“.