Attacks against Gaza Strip is taking the shape of a proxy retaliatory activity against Palestinian movements at Al-Aqsa mosque.
For a 2nd time in less than a week, Tel Aviv has launched an air assaults in the Gaza Strip. According to claims by the Israeli army, fighter planes hit an underground plant that manufactures rocket motors.
The assaults took place early in the morning today and there have been no reported injuries right away. Numerous houses in al-Bureij refugee center in Gaza inflicted damages, according to local sources.
A missile from Gaza hit Israeli regions in the south hours earlier last night. According to Israeli authorities, the attack inflicted minor damage to a residence but with no casualties. Following its strikes on the embattled strip, Gaza launched four additional missiles. According to the Israeli army, defense systems tracked and downed all four missiles.
The missile strikes are yet to be claimed by a party inside Palestine. Hamas claimed in a statement that Israel‘s bombardment will only motivate Palestinian people to fight back against the oppression and increase their solidarity with the movements at Al-Aqsa.
Following twenty days of violent fighting between the two sides, the recent exchanges took place. Clashes centered on Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem, also revered by the Jewish community as a sacred zone.
On Thursday morning, Israeli police entered the complex and fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Palestinian worshipers. Local media activists suggested that Palestinian teenage worshipers retaliated with petrol bombs.
Hundreds of protestors threw rocks and firebombs from the mosque, according to police claims in Israel. “A violent splinter group is stopping Muslim worshipers from entering the mosque and causing damage,” it claimed.
It stated that seven Palestinians had been detained on accusations of participating in violent activities on Wednesday.
Al-Aqsa Critical Face-off
Israeli authorities had stopped Jewish chauvinist protesters from accessing the Islamic part of the Old City few hours earlier. A recent uptick in violence in Israel and Palestinian territories has fueled worries of a resumption of the hostilities.
The 11-day Israeli onslaught on Gaza Strip in 2022 resulted in the deaths of 250 people in Gaza Strip. The hostilities led to an unprecedented local insurrection inside Israeli cities.
Over 1000 ultra-nationalist protesters carrying Israeli flag gathered yesterday evening. The group were yelling “death to the Arabs” as they marched by Damascus Gate and Muslim area of Old City.
“I’ll say it clearly, I’m not going to blink, not going to fold,” a right-wing lawyers said during the rallies. The group also slammed Bennet for his conservative policies calling him to leave the office.
Israel launched its new wave of bombardment on Gaza two days ago. It was in reaction to Gaza Strip’s first missile launch since January.
The escalating crisis in Jerusalem has alarmed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Guterres said that he was in touch with the various factions to urge them to make all their attempts “to lower tensions, avoid inflammatory actions and rhetoric.”
The current hostilities have escalated partly by the concurrency of the Islamic holy month with the Jewish holiday of Passover. Palestinians argue that Israel has encroached on Al-Aqsa by allowing Jewish pilgrims to enter the holy site. They claim that the action violates a long principle that prohibits praying by non-Muslims.
The direct confrontations between the two sides inside the Al-Aqsa complex may lead to more intense consequence.