New expansion in controlled fire or product. The Israeli air force targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday (June 16) after firing fire balloons at Israel.
These airstrikes were first carried out by the Jewish government Sunday evening visit A new government led by former Defense Minister Naphtali Bennett has ruled Benjamin Netanyahu for more than twelve years without interruption.
According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli air force targeted at least one base east of Khan Younes in southern Gaza, where thousands of homes, offices and businesses were destroyed in the last war. Fourth place with Israel since 2008.
A photographer of the Agencies France-Press (AFP) at the site observed the explosion. IDF confirmed in a statement “Combat Jet” Particularly used Hamas bases were attacked “Meetings” Of this Palestinian armed movement, in “Retaliation” There were about 20 fires in Israel on Tuesday to launch the balloons.
These strikes and balloons were the first major incidents between Israel and Gaza Ceasefire on May 21, Eleven days after the end of the Lightning War, 260 people were killed on the Palestinian side, including children, teenagers and militants, while 13 died in Israel, including a child, a teenage girl and a soldier.
The fire exchanges come as part of a controversial march by more than a thousand nationalist and far-right activists in eastern Jerusalem on Tuesday evening, whose behavior has raised fears of a resumption of hostilities between Hamas and Israel.
The United States and the United Nations (UN) had called “Detention” Ahead of the controversial march, the new Israeli government, Naphtali Bennett, on Sunday approved the way to avoid a confrontation with the Palestinians.
Created by the Hamas movement “Security” Jerusalem, which has been his hobby in recent weeks, meanwhile, has threatened Israel with retaliation if the march takes place within the Muslim areas of the old city.
This “March of the Flags” is reminiscent of the Israelites “Day of Jerusalem”, Or the occupation and annexation of the eastern part of the Holy City by Israel in 1967, although considered illegal under international law.
Finally, protesters, including far-right Itamar Ben Quir and Bezalel Smodrich, marched into the square in front of the Damascus Gate, missing the Muslim Quarter of the old city where the mosques Esplanade are located, the third holiest site in Islam.
“Eternal people are not afraid of long distances”Protesters waved blue and white Israeli flags. Scream “Death to the Arabs! “ According to an AFP team at the scene, the crowd broke up.
However, the last round of clashes between Israel and Hamas began on May 10, the day initially planned for the march and after the violent clashes at the Masjid Esplanade between Palestinians and Israeli police.
Card playing “Unity” With hundreds of Palestinians wounded in the clashes, Hamas fired rockets into major Israeli cities, responding with heavy hand-to-hand combat, ending in support of a mediated ceasefire leading to the Eleven Day War through neighboring Egypt.
After the Hamas-Israel war, Israeli far-right movements finally returned to the charge of marching. Despite calls from Israeli Arab MPs and Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtaye to cancel it, “Dangerous Consequences”.
According to Hamas, The “Mediators” Working for a lasting ceasefire with Israel called on Palestinian factions “Do not engage in military expansion based on the march of flags”, To avoid derailing negotiations aimed at coordinating the ceasefire.