UN urges 'political process' amid Gaza reconstruction

Israeli airstrike on Gaza home kills 10, mostly children


Gaza City in the Gaza Strip: The Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed at least 10 Palestinians since the war with the militant Hamas ruler in Gaza broke out earlier this week. This is the deadliest strike ever. As efforts to ceasefire intensify, both sides demand an advantage.

The most recent outbreak of violence began in Jerusalem and has spread throughout the region, with conflicts between Jews and Arabs and riots in mixed Israeli cities. On Friday, widespread Palestinian protests also took place in the occupied West Bank, where Israeli forces shot and killed 11 people.

The spiraling violence has raised fears of a new Palestinian “intifada,” or uprising at a time when there have been no peace talks in years. Palestinians were set to mark Nakba (Catastrophe) Day on Saturday, when they commemorate the estimated 700,000 people who fled or were driven from their homes in what is now Israel during the 1948 war surrounding its creation. That raised the possibility of even more unrest.

US diplomat Hady Amr arrived on Friday as part of Washington’s efforts to de-escalate the conflict, and the UN Security Council was set to meet Sunday. But Israel turned down an Egyptian proposal for a one-year truce that Hamas rulers had accepted, an Egyptian official said Friday on condition of anonymity to discuss the negotiations.

Since Monday night, Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, which has pounded the Gaza Strip with strikes. In Gaza, at least 139 people have been killed, including 39 children and 22 women; in Israel, seven people have been killed, including a 5-year-old boy and a soldier.

The rocket attacks in Gaza and the Israeli bombing of blocked Palestinian territories continued until Saturday, when an air strike was carried out on a three-story house in a refugee camp in Gaza City, killing eight children of a large family And two women.

Mohammed Hadidi told reporters that his wife and five children have celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday with relatives. She and three children between the ages of 6 and 14 were killed, while the 11-year-old missing was missing. Only his 5-month-old son Omar is known to survive.

“There was no warning,” said Jamal Al-Naji, a neighbor living in the same building. “You filmed people eating and then you bombed them?” he said, addressing Israel. “Why are you confronting us? Go and confront the strong people!”

The Israeli military did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hamas said it fired a salvo of rockets at southern Israel in response to the airstrike.

A furious Israeli barrage early Friday killed a family of six in their house and sent thousands fleeing to UN-run shelters. The military said the operation involved 160 warplanes dropping some 80 tons of explosives over the course of 40 minutes and succeeded in destroying a vast tunnel network used by Hamas.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said the military aims to minimize collateral damage in striking military targets. But measures it takes in other strikes, such as warning shots to get civilians to leave, were not “feasible this time.”

The Israeli media said that the military believed that dozens of militants were killed in the tunnel. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have confirmed 20 deaths, but the military says the actual number is much higher.

Due to the blockade of Israel and Egypt after Hamas seized power in 2007, Gaza’s infrastructure has been in disrepair, showing signs of further disintegration, increasing the burden of residents’ lives.

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