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Monday, 17 May 2021
Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been regional rivals and support opposite sides in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere in the region
Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter, saying: 'We stand with Gaza and Palestine'
'Only when we reach that goal will we be able to speak about a truce,' Gantz said
Thousands of people in Istanbul defied a nationwide coronavirus curfew late Tuesday to demonstrate against Israel's attacks
The most intense hostilities in seven years have killed at least 43 people in Gaza, including 13 children, two Palestinians in the West Bank, and five Israelis
A 12-storey building in Gaza -- in which Hamas and the Islamic Jihad group confirmed they had commanders who had died -- was completely destroyed on Tuesday by one of the Israeli air strikes
Tensions have killed at least 32 Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip and three Israelis and wounded hundreds more
The UN envoy for Middle East Peace, Tor Wennesland, warned that Israel and Hamas were "escalating towards a full-scale war"
In a televised speech, Haniya said 'Gaza cannot remain passive, and - by what we did - we sent a message to the Israeli occupation that it should stop messing up with Jerusalem'
'There are many targets,' to hit in Gaza, Gantz said following Israeli strikes on hundreds of targets in the territory since Monday evening
In a nationally televised speech late on Tuesday, he said Hamas and Islamic Jihad 'have paid, and will pay a heavy price'
The area has seen occasional fighting between Iranian forces and Kurdish separatists as well as militants linked to the extremist Islamic State group
At least 30 people including children have been killed as Israel strikes the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from Hamas, which said its attacks were meant to force Israeli forces out of the Al-Aqsa mosque
They strongly condemned what they call Israel's crimes against Muslim worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the latest court orders to evict families of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood
Israel also began a deadly campaign of air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Monday
The decision follows a massive barrage of rockets launched towards nearby Tel Aviv by Hamas Islamists in Gaza, the civil aviation authority said
The building located near the seafront was completely destroyed following the strike, AFP reporters at the scene said
The seventh sanctioned person, Ibrahim Daher, is one of Hezbollah's chief financial executives who oversees the group's overall budget, including the funding for its operations
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