- Deaths in Gaza rose to at least 43 on Wednesday, including 13 children and 3 women.
- Specialists have classified the conflict as the most serious outbreak of violence since the 2014 war
- Both Israelis and Palestinians have denounced the Biden administration’s call for all parties to step back
The death toll in Gaza rose to 43 Palestinians on Wednesday, including 13 children and three women, according to the Health Ministry. Almost 300 people were injured. Five Israelis, including three women and a child, were killed between Tuesday and early Wednesday by rocket fire, and dozens of people were injured.
On Wednesday, militiamen in Gaza killed an Israeli and wounded two by launching an anti-tank missile across the border. The two wounded were evacuated under enemy fire, said Eli Bein, director of the Magen David Adom emergency service. At first it was not clear whether they were soldiers or civilians, The Associated Press reported.
Deaths on the rise in Gaza
Rocket rounds poured from Gaza as Israel shelled the territory Wednesday morning, in the gravest outbreak of violence since the 2014 war. The caliber of hostilities and the lack of a clear ending were reminiscent of the devastating 50-day conflict. seven years.
Hundreds of rockets have been fired by Hamas rulers in Gaza and other armed groups, sometimes bypassing Israeli anti-missile defenses. The sound of anti-aircraft sirens and explosions reached Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest metropolitan area, and other cities.
Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes
Israeli airstrikes have toppled two apartment towers in the Gaza Strip, where two million Palestinians live under a suffocating Israeli-Egyptian blockade since Hamas took over the territory in 2007. Warning shots allowed civilians to evacuate of the buildings, but the material damage will be immense. Israel was widely criticized for employing such a tactic during the 2014 war.
Just after sunrise on Wednesday, Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes in a few minutes against police and security facilities, according to witnesses. A great gray smoke rose over Gaza City. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said the shelling had destroyed the police headquarters in Gaza City, a complex with several buildings.
“There is no safe place in Gaza”
Militiamen have fired more than 1,050 rockets since the conflict began, according to the Israeli military, of which 200 fell short and fell inside Gaza. The Army also shot down a drone that arrived in Israel from Gaza, said Lt. Gen. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman. military. Two infantry brigades were dispatched to the area, pointing to preparations for a possible ground invasion.
Samah Haboub said that in a “moment of horror”, an airstrike on an adjoining apartment tower had thrown her at the other end of her room. She and her four children, ages three to 14, ran up the stairs of her apartment block with other neighbors, many of whom were screaming and crying. “There is almost no safe place in Gaza,” he said.
They criticize the US position on the conflict
Both Israelis and Palestinians have denounced the Biden administration’s call for all parties to step back after clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in East Jerusalem that escalated into rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. Hamas-controlled Gaza and retaliatory attacks by the Israeli army.
“The message from the US State Department is not acceptable to me,” Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Gilad Erdan, said on Twitter. “It is impossible to put in the same message statements by Israeli leaders calling for calm together with instigators and terrorist organizations that launch missiles and rockets.”
Does Biden lack coherence?
“The continued paralysis of the Security Council on the situation in Palestine is unacceptable,” Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour said on Tuesday. “The international community, in particular the Security Council, must condemn all illegal actions by Israel.”
Advocates for both sides say the Biden administration appears to be pursuing an interim strategy that lacks coherence and sends mixed messages to the parties, neither of whom has shown a willingness to listen or back down.
Biden administration rejects criticism
“It’s not that we haven’t prioritized this,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday after giving a brief description of a call between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Israeli counterpart. “The United States is doing everything possible knowing that our capacity in certain situations will be limited in some cases.”
Some Democrats and other progressives are also expressing their frustration. “The United States must call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to provocative and illegal settlement activity. And we must also recommit to working with Israelis and Palestinians to finally end this conflict, ”Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, said in a statement. Filed Under: Gaza dead.
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