Israel drops a thousand bombs overnight in Gaza (video)

More than 130 dead

Israel dropped a thousand bombs overnight in Gaza

Hamas will pay a heavy price, warns Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again, dropping a thousand bombs overnight on the Gaza Strip while boosting his profile inside. The target of the Israeli forces was the northern and eastern areas of Gaza. For its part, the Hamas military wing claims to have launched a drone strike against a chemical plant near the Gaza border.

According to the Russian agency "Sputnik", the armed wing of Hamas, the Al-Qasim Brigades, claims in a statement that it launched a drone attack on a chemical factory in the area of ​​Nir Oz, near the border with Gaza.

According to the latest tragic report, the Palestinian side puts the death toll at 122 - among them 28 children - while the wounded exceed 620. At the same time, nine Israelis have so far lost their lives in the Hamas fire, while the injured amount to 200.

Amid panic and confusion over whether Tel Aviv has launched a ground invasion of Gaza, following an announcement by the IDF that it is working out similar plans to be forwarded to Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel has been quick to deny that Israeli troops have foot in the Gaza Strip.

The warlike climate cultivated by the Netanyahu government, with thousands of troops moving across the border and the withdrawal of nine thousand reservists, enhances Bibi's prestige (as his nickname is) at home.

Although there was initially confused information about the Israeli army invading Gaza, this scenario was eventually refuted. In a laconic Twitter message, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) told "The Israeli Air Force and ground forces are currently conducting an attack in the Gaza Strip."

The remarks sparked widespread rumors of an invasion of Gaza at a time when the Palestinian enclave was receiving hundreds of blows from both Israeli land and air forces. About three hours later, Israeli forces finally confirmed that no troops had entered the Gaza Strip, citing an "internal communication" problem.

160 Israeli airstrikes were carried out last night in Gaza

At least 160 Israeli airstrikes were carried out in Gaza last night, with Tel Aviv bombing for 40 minutes a network of tunnels controlled by Hamas. A total of 450 rockets were fired, hitting 150 targets in northern Gaza.

Israeli media reported that the country's Armed Forces had ordered all those 4km from the Gaza border to enter shelters and stay there until further notice. This is a precautionary measure, as the army was expecting retaliation from Palestinian fighters.

According to the Times of Israel, Israeli fighter jets bombed underground tunnels with rocket launchers used by Hamas.

For its part, the Palestinian organization Hamas claims that it has in its quiver a new missile that can strike anywhere in Israel. The rocket is called "Ayyash 250" - it is named after the country's famous terrorism expert Yahya Ayyash.

Netanyahu emerges victorious from Jewish-Arab riots in Israel

As Benjamin Netanyahu considers his next steps in Gaza, there is unrest inside the country from which he is coming out stronger. Supporters of the Israeli far right are protesting and engaging in clashes with security forces as well as with Israeli Arabs in Lod, Haifa and other cities.

The Israelis were shocked yesterday by the live broadcast of the lynching of a man, who was considered to be an Arab by the perpetrators near Tel Aviv. The harsh shots show a man being forcibly removed from his car and then beaten mercilessly until he loses consciousness. The Israeli Prime Minister described as unacceptable what is happening in Israeli cities in recent days, nothing justifies the lynching of Arabs by Jews or Jews by Arabs.

However, the violent political unrest between Jews and Arabs in Israel is proving to be the butter of Netanyahu's bread as it dealt a severe blow to the efforts of his main political opponent, Yair Lapid, to form a new government by placing the political tombstone in Israel. Naftali Bennett, the leader of the right-wing radical Yamina party, which is seen as the regulator of the political scene after the March 23 parliamentary elections, said he was abandoning talks to form a coalition government with Lapidas, the leader of the opposition. wider cooperation government.

Lapid, leader of the center-right party Ges Atid ("There is a Future"), has three more weeks to go (28-day term) from Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to try to form a governing coalition. If it fails, new elections are likely to be held - the fifth in Israel in two years.

According to Israeli media, Bennett stressed that the current conflict with Israel's Arab minority (21% of Israel's population) would make such a government impossible.

 

via: e-Daily