US President Joe Biden has phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Following another Afternoon of violence in the Area. Earlier, Israeli airstrikes in Gaza killed 10 people in a refugee camp and, separately, destroyed a building that housed foreign media organizations. Hundreds of Palestinian rockets were fired into Israel, resulting in one death. The UN Safety Council will meet on Sunday to discuss the situation. US envoy Hady Amr has arrived in Tel Aviv to participate in conversations with Israeli, Palestinian and UN officials, and fortify what US diplomats mentioned was the demand for a”sustainable calm”.
Since the fighting started on Monday at least 145 people have been killed in Gaza, according to Palestinian officials, and Israel has reported 10 dead, such as two kids. The flare-up of violence throughout the previous six days came after weeks of spiraling Israeli-Palestinian tension in East Jerusalem, which culminated in clashes at a holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews. Hamas — the militant group that conducts Gaza — started firing rockets after warning Israel to withdraw from the website, triggering retaliatory air strikes. Ten members of one family were killed by an Israeli air strike at a refugee camp west of Gaza City.
A five-month-old infant, Omar Al-Hadidi, was the only survivor, after his mom, four sisters, aunt and four cousins expired. The infant’s father, Mohammad Al-Hadidi, was not at home at the time. “There were no rockets there, only women and children, no rockets, only calm children celebrating [Muslim vacation ] Eid, what have they done to deserve this?” he told Reuters news agency.
A doctor treating Omar said:”He was in a bad condition. His thigh bone has been broken and he has bruises all over his body but after first review he’s stable.” The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Palestinian militants had fired 278 rocket launches in Gaza, with homes struck in the southern towns of Ashdod, Beersheba and Sderot. The IDF also stated, “many dozens” of rockets that spanned into Israel were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
A rocket hit a road in Ramat Gan, a suburb of Tel Aviv, killing a guy. He was reportedly hit by shrapnel in his apartment. On Saturday evening, Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel would”continue to react harshly”, focusing attention was being forced to limit civilian casualties. Earlier in the afternoon, an Israeli air attack destroyed a high-rise building housing media organizations, including The Associated Press and Al-Jazeera, and numerous offices and apartments. In a statement released shortly afterward, the Israeli army said the building housed military resources belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules Gaza. The building’s landlord has denied this. The Associated Press (AP) said the cube has been struck roughly an hour after Israeli forces ordered people to evacuate. The news firm’s CEO, Gary Pruitt, said: “This is an incredibly upsetting growth. We narrowly avoided a dreadful loss of life. A dozen AP journalists and freelancers were within the building and thankfully we were able to evacuate them punctually.”
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