Last Update 17:19
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Hamas has been firing rockets into Israel in response to the latter's crackdown on Palestinians in Jerusalem
British Airways cancelled its service to and from Tel Aviv on Thursday and Virgin Atlantic also did the same for Thursday and Friday
Hamas has fired over 1,600 rockets towards Israel since Monday, with the Israel military saying it struck Gaza targets over 600 times
The UNICEF warned that the situation is at a 'dangerous tipping point', stressing that 'we are on the brink of a full-scale war'
Following Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem in 1967, Palestinian citizens of Israel and those under occupation met one another regularly, leading them to develop a sense of joint struggle
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz ordered a 'massive reinforcement' of security forces to help amid Israel’s crackdown on the West Bank and Jerusalem and aerial operations on the Gaza Strip
Israeli settlers and forces regularly storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and attack Palestinian civilians
'The Security Council should take action, reiterate its commitment to and firm support for the two-state solution,' Hua said
Palestinians in the line of fire in Gaza Strip faced an all-too-familiar question: Where should we go?
He specified the forces would be reservists from Israel's border police, a force that largely operates in the occupied West Bank
he US president conveyed his unwavering support for Israel's security and for "Israel's legitimate right to defend itself and its people"
'The continued aggression against the Palestinian people everywhere, including in the Gaza Strip, exceeded all limits in total disregard for all international norms and covenants'
The mayor of the mixed town of Lod, which saw the worst of the violence Tuesday, compared it to a civil war or a Palestinian uprising
'Today we've come to the common opinion that the most pressing task is to convene the Quartet of international mediators -- Russia, the United States, the UN and the EU'
Palestinians have widely shared photos and videos of Israeli forces facing off with residents that Amnesty International has denounced as an 'illegal and abusive use of force'
The State Department said he also repeated US calls for a de-escalation of violence and the Biden administration's belief that both Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in safety and security
Hamas said the volley of 130 rockets, which killed a six-year-old boy in southern Israel and set off air raid warnings up to Tel Aviv, was a response to the destruction of Gaza City's Al-Shorouk tower
The building housed businesses as well as offices for Hamas' Al-Aqsa satellite TV channel. It was located in the old Roman neighborhood, on the busiest shopping street in Gaza
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