Tired Gaza marks a Muslim feast as violence spreads in Israel

Gaza Strip, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza is solemnly celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan Muslims in preparation for the raging Israeli airstrikes and community violence across Israel after weeks of protests and violence in Jerusalem. Prepared for a feast. ..

The explosion of violence in the Middle East extends deeper into Israel than at any time since the 2000 Palestinian Intifada or uprising.Arab and Jewish mobs roam the streets, savage people, burn cars, and Flight has been canceled Or detour from major airports in the country.

The last three wars between Israel and the ruler of the Gaza extremist Hamas were largely confined to the poor and blocked Palestinian territory and the frontier Israeli community. However, this battle round, which began in Jerusalem like Intifada, seems to tear the country at its seams and undulate extensively.

Eid al-Fitr is a holiday that marks the end of a month of fasting all day, usually during the festival when families buy new clothes and gather for a large feast.

But in Gaza Residents are preparing for more devastation Radicals fire rockets one after another, Israel launches a wave of airstrikes rattling bones and raises smoke into the air. Since the launch of rockets on Monday, Israel has defeated two high-rise condominiums containing Hamas facilities after warning civilians to evacuate.

Hamas, an Islamic extremist group that seized power in Gaza from rival Palestinian troops in 2007, urged believers to write joint Eid prayers in their homes and nearest mosques, rather than in the open air as in the past. ..

Hassan Abu Shaaban tried to lighten the mood by handing out candies to passers-by after prayer, but admitted that “Eid has no atmosphere at all.”

“It’s all airstrikes, destruction and devastation,” he said. “May God help everyone.”

Gaza militants continued to bombard Israel with non-stop rockets from all day to early Thursday. The attack killed the southern community near Gaza, but reached the north to the Tel Aviv region, about 70 km (45 miles) north for two consecutive days.

Israel has begun diverting several arriving flights from Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv to Ramon Airfield, the southernmost point of the country, the Ministry of Transport said. Recently, some flights have also been cancelled.

Israeli forces say more than 1,600 rockets have been launched since Monday, with 400 shortages and landings in Gaza. Israeli missile defense intercepted 90% of rockets. Israeli airstrikes hit about 600 targets in Gaza, the military said.

Israeli forces shared footage showing the impact of a rocket between the towers of an apartment in Petatikba, a suburb of Tel Aviv, early Thursday, apparently causing a major fire. The strike said it injured people and caused serious damage.

“We’re sitting at home and dealing with it because we think it’s okay,” said Motti Heim, the father of two children, who lives in the center of Beer Yaakov. “Running to a shelter is not easy. It is not easy for children.”

The Gaza Ministry of Health said the death toll had increased to 69 Palestinians, including 16 children and 6 women. The Islamic Jihad confirmed the deaths of seven militants, and Hamas admitted that the Commander-in-Chief and several other members had been killed. Israel says the number of extremists killed is much higher than Hamas admits.

A total of seven people were killed in Israel, including four who died on Wednesday. Among them were a soldier killed by an anti-tank missile and a 6-year-old child beaten by a rocket attack.

UN and Egyptian officials said ceasefire efforts were underway, but there were no signs of progress. Israeli television channel 12 reported late Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet had approved the spread of the attack.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres accused Israel of “indiscriminate launches of rockets” from civilian areas of Gaza toward Israel’s densely populated areas, but urged Israel to show “maximum restraint.” President Joe Biden called Netanyahu to support Israel’s right to self-defense, saying Secretary of State Antony Blinken had sent senior diplomats to the area to ease tensions.

Current violence eruption Started in Jerusalem a month ago, With the brute force tactics of the Israeli police during Ramadan Threatens the eviction of dozens of Palestinian families It ignited protests by Jewish settlers and clashes with police. The focus was on the Al-Aqsa MosqueBuilt on a hilltop compound worshiped by Jews and Muslims, police fired tear gas at protesters who threw chairs and stones, stunning grenades.

Hamas, who claims to be a defender of Jerusalem, launched rockets in the city at the end of Monday and began the days of combat.

The battle has begun Violent clash between Arabs and Jews in Israel, In a scene that hasn’t been seen for over 20 years. Netanyahu warned that he was ready to use “iron fists as needed” to calm the violence.

But at the end of Wednesday, ugly clashes broke out across the country. Jewish and Arab mobs fought in the epicenter of the problem, the central city of Rod, despite an emergency and a curfew. In nearby Bat Yam, a Jewish nationalist mob attacked an Arab driver, dragged him out of the car and beat him until he was stuck.

Israeli police said the two were shot dead with rods, injured, and stabbed by Israeli Jews, despite the deployment of additional security forces and a curfew. Dozens were arrested there, and in other towns throughout Israel where clashes and riots took place.

On the west bank of the occupied Jordan River, Israeli forces said they had stopped a Palestinian shooting attack that injured two people. The Palestinian Ministry of Health said the suspected shooter had been killed. I didn’t know the details right away.

It is still unclear how the fighting in Gaza will affect Netanyahu’s political future. He was unable to form a coalition government after he was undecided in the March parliamentary elections, and his political rivals are now trying to form a coalition government in three weeks.

His rival opened a courtroom in a small Muslim Arab party. However, the longer the battle, the more likely it is to thwart their attempt to form a coalition.


Klaus reported from Jerusalem. Contributed by Associated Press writer Isabel DeBre of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Karin Laub of West Bank.