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Middle East: about 3,000 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel in less than a week

2021-05-18T06:17:10.367Z

This was reported by the Israeli army, which carries out attacks against the Palestinian enclave. 05/16/2021 17:55 Clarín.com World Updated 05/16/2021 5:55 PM Some 3,000 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel in less than a week, the Israeli army, which is carrying out attacks on the Palestinian enclave, reported on Sunday. Since hostilities began on Monday night, "Hamas has been carrying out a very intense attack in terms of rate of fire," General Ori Gordin said in an intervie



05/16/2021 17:55

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Updated 05/16/2021 5:55 PM

Some

3,000 rockets

were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel in less than a week, the Israeli army, which is carrying out attacks on the Palestinian enclave, reported on Sunday.

Since hostilities began on Monday night, "Hamas has been carrying out

a very intense attack

in terms of rate of fire," General Ori Gordin said in an interview with journalists.

"

More than 1,000 rockets

that had to fall in inhabited areas were intercepted" since Monday, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Twitter.

Hours earlier, the army had indicated that it had attacked 90 Hamas and Islamic Jihad positions in the enclave in the last 24 hours.

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

AFP photo

The home of Yahya Sinwar, Hamas's political chief in Gaza,

was hit by Israeli bombardments

.

At the moment the fate of this senior leader is unknown.

According to the Gaza authorities, the Israeli bombings caused 181 deaths, 52 of them children, and more than 1,200 wounded in the Gaza Strip.

In Israel, 10 people,

including a child and a soldier, were killed by rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.

Without ceasefire

Israel and Palestine exchanged accusations this Sunday at the UN Security Council,

where most of the powers demanded an immediate end to hostilities

, although the solid support of the United States for the Israeli theses has so far prevented a common message and a show of unity.

After two closed-door meetings this week, the Security Council addressed the latest crisis in the Middle East in public for the first time, in the midst of escalating violence on the ground.

During the early hours of the morning, the Israeli bombings killed

at least 42 people

in Gaza

, including 10 children and 12 women, raising the total death toll since the start of the escalation to at least 188, according to the Ministry of Health of the fringe.

Israel intercepts rockets launched from Gaza.

AFP photo

On the other side, the firing of rockets by Hamas and other militias against Israel continued, where a total of ten people have died and

at least 270 have been injured.

Faced with this situation, the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, stressed today that the first priority is to stop the violence as soon as possible.

"The fighting must end. It must stop immediately. The rockets and mortars on the one hand and the aerial and artillery shelling on the other must cease," said Guterres, warning that the fighting may drag "Israelis and Palestinians into a spiral. of violence with devastating consequences for the two communities and for the entire region. "

Source: AFP and EFE

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