At least 35 Palestinian Civilians were killed during the rocket exchange between Israel and Palestine. Israeli residents in Lod protested against the unrest setting the city on fire.
On Wednesday, the most intense rocket battleship occurred between Israel and Palestine. At least 35 Palestinian, including 12 children, civilians were killed in Gaza as a result of Israeli offensives.
Hundreds of rockers hit Gaza until Wednesday morning, while Hamas and their affiliate militants launched several rocket attacks on Tel Aviv and other Israeli regions.
Having repeatedly struck by Israeli attacks, a multi-story building in Gaza, accommodated by civilians, collapsed. No official report about the fate of residents has been published yet.
Several Hamas intelligence leaders were shot and killed by Israeli jets, Israel claimed. Other attacks hit missile launch sites, Hamas headquarters, and the residences of Hamas officials.
Wednesday night recorded Israel and Hamas’ most serious military conflict since the 2014 Gaza war. International concerns over the crisis and its expansion to other regions were voiced.
U.N. Middle East peace envoy Tor Wennesland responded to the escalating tensions in a tweet saying the offensive must stop immediately or it will lead to uncontrollable condition: “Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards a full scale war. Leaders on all sides have to take the responsibility of de-escalation. The cost of war in Gaza is devastating & is being paid by ordinary people. UN is working with all sides to restore calm. Stop the violence now.”
Two days earlier, on Monday, Palestine appealed to the international community to interfere immediately to put an end to Israel’s violence in Gaza.
Ibrahim Melhem, Palestinian government spokesman said Israeli escalation of tensions against Gaza is unacceptable and immediate international intervention is urgent. He asserted that Palestinians are only seeking to defend themselves.
“The international community and human rights institutions are required to condemn the Israeli aggression and racism in the Palestinian Territories,” Melhem added.
Israeli Iron Domes system intercepted rockets fired from Gaza, while failing to shot all of them. Reports indicate that a number of missile hit the vicinity if Tel Aviv sparking horror among the citizens. At least 5 Israelis were killed during the tensions.
In towns more than 45 miles up the coast of Israel and down into the cities, Israeli people scrambled for cover or lie down in streets when interceptor rockets streaked into the atmosphere or the dreadful sound of a rocket explosion was heard.
Two people lost their lives when a missile struck a car in the town of Lod, near Tel Aviv. Following the unrests, angry protests have erupted in Lod and other mixed Arab-Jewish towns in response to the Gaza conflict and Jerusalem tensions.
In reaction to the bombardment of Gaza City’s towns, Hamas’ military branch said it launched 210 missiles at Beersheba and Tel Aviv. Israel’s military claims that about a third of the rockets missed their target and landed in Gaza, while he refused to comment about the rest.
The new round of tensions between Israel and Palestine exposed a fresh threat about Tel Aviv, Israel capital and political center, while the billion-dollar Israeli defense systems failed to meet the expectations.
The tensions erupted early in Islamic Ramadan month when Israeli security officials interrupted Muslim rituals at Al-Aqsa mosque. In addition, the Israeli plan to oust some of Palestinians residing in East Jerusalem fueled the anger among Palestinians and accelerated the tensions.
During the past weeks, specifically in the days leading to international Al-Quds day, people around the world voiced their support for Palestinian people against illegal Israeli movements. Using the Hashtags “FreePalstine”, القدس_اقرب”” (Quds is closer), social media users reacted to the tensions in Palestinian lands with millions of tweets and posts.