Israeli officials tell Hamas to stop the attack, threatening further action as Hamas’s commander-in-chief was killed

Bassem Issa is the highest Hamas soldier killed by Israel since 2014

Israeli officials said Wednesday that Hamas, a Muslim terrorist group governing Gaza, should risk stopping its attacks on Israel or completely destroying its top leaders.

The comment comes on the same day that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) carried out an airstrike in Gaza, Basem Issa, which killed the highest military personnel in Hamas. Other top hummus leaders.. Issa is the highest Hamas soldier killed by Israel since the 2014 war in Gaza.

Naftali Bennett, a member of the Israeli Knesset and chairman of Israeli political alliance Yamina, said in an interview with Al Jazeera that Hamas would either stop attacking Israel or risk further retaliation and the pursuit of top leaders. He said he had to.

“As long as Hamas maintains [inaudible] A deliberate attack to kill the Israelites throughout the state — by the way, Arabs and Jews alike … if Hamas thinks this can escape, they are wrong. We will hunt down all commanders and all posts until we win, “Bennett said.

He added that Hamas “spends all his money on terrorism in trying to kill the Israelites,” and called the move “stupid and wrong.”

“It’s stupid because we’re strong and we’re going to protect ourselves because they don’t succeed,” he added. [Israelis] Everything is united, we stand in a strong unity. And there is one way to stop this: for Hamas to put his arm down. And it will stop, “Bennet said.

He continues. “I’m telling all the commanders, all the soldiers in Hamas. We’re chasing you. We’re coming after you. We’re not going to be disappointed. So in Israel You should stop shooting. “

As seen from Israel’s Ashkelon on May 12, 2021, a streak of light can be seen as the Israeli Iron Dome vs. missile system intercepts a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. (Amir Cohen, Reuters)

Since the terrorist group ruled Gaza in 2007, Israel and Hamas have fought multiple conflicts. Israeli airstrikes in retaliation for rockets from Gaza are not uncommon.

A recent conflict arose between the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and the Jewish nationalist procession planned to commemorate the annual Jerusalem Day. On May 10, Palestinian riots and Israeli police clashed in and around the Masjid Al-Aqsa Mosque, which Jews worship as the Temple Mount and Muslims as a noble sanctuary.

“The radical Palestinians had planned a riot on the Temple Mount today well in advance. What we are seeing now is the result,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Spokesman Ofir Gendelman said. Said on Twitter on May 10th.. “We guarantee [sic] The freedom to pray, not the freedom to riot and attack innocent people. The police are working to regain their composure. “

The video showed that Israeli police attempted to intervene when innocent people fled the area by firing tear gas, stunning grenades and distributing unruly riots.

Gendelman I have written Extremist Palestinians rioted on the “well-planned” grounds on the morning of May 10, and the rioters put “rocks and intentionally broken furniture” in the mosque due to the riots. He added that he had prepared it.he Shared video footage From this area on May 10th, I wrote: “Watch: Pestinian mobs throw rocks and firecrackers at #TempleMount. They keep them overnight to prepare for the riots today.”

A Twitter post from the Israeli Foreign Ministry claimed that the anxiety was partly caused by “violent incitement by Hamas.”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudine has accused the so-called “Israeli Occupation Forces” of conducting a “brutal assault” at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Reuters reported.

Hamas on May 10 demanded that Israel remove police from the area by 6 pm local time. A few minutes after 6 pm, a terrorist group launched more than 150 rockets into Israel. The country retaliated with an airstrike on the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medical personnel said at least 109 people, including 29 children, had been killed in Gaza in the last four days. On May 13 alone, 52 Palestinians were killed in a Hamas-run excursion. This is the highest number of days since May 10th. Seven people were killed in Israel. Soldiers patrol the Gaza border, five Israeli citizens, including two children, one Indian worker, Israeli officials said.

so statement, IDF said Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups have launched more than 1,750 rockets at Israel in the past week. Of these, 300 “misfired and exploded in Gaza, killing and injuring nearby innocent Gaza people.” The IDF said this was part of the cause of the disproportionate deaths in Gaza and Israel.

The IDF said it was able to intercept more than 90% of rockets from terrorist groups through the Iron Dome aerial defense system, thereby protecting Israeli civilians. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad war said, “We will deliberately place rocket launchers and military installations in densely populated areas of the Gaza Strip.”

“In addition, when the IDF warns Gaza civilians to evacuate, Hamas and Islamic Jihad encourage them to stay on their behalf.”

The IDF said it had attacked more than 650 terrorist targets in Gaza, including “rocket launch sites, 10 attack tunnels, and killed more than 100 Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives.”

On May 14, after midnight local time, IDF announced that it was conducting a major strike in Gaza. This involved ground troops participating by bombardment aimed at the strip.

Israeli-Palestinian violence intensifies
On May 12, 2021, an Israeli self-propelled artillery unit fired near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. (Amir Cohen / Reuters)

post There were many media outlets from the group’s Twitter account that said “IDF’s Air Force and Ground Forces are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip.” Incorrectly report the situation They understood from the statement that there were Israeli ground forces in the Gaza Strip.

According to diplomats, the UN Security Council publicly discussed the exacerbation of violence between Israeli and Palestinian terrorists on Sunday 16 May, compromising US opposition to the meeting on Friday 14 May.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he hopes to wait a few days on May 14 to “see if diplomacy has any effect and actually escalate.” Washington said, “Discussion at the United Nations, open discussion.”

Reuters contributed to this report.