Israeli warplanes shot several goals in Gaza overnight as Israel continued to strike Palestinian forces despite foreign demands for an end to the nine-day conflict.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Hamas, a Palestinian militant group overseeing Gaza, “would continue as long as it brought peace to all Israelis.”
Israeli forces say 52 fighter jets dropped about 120 bombs during a night on what he called “Gaza metro”.
The Israeli offensive has killed 217 Palestinians, including 63 children, since May 10, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Israeli military officials say 130 of the dead were Hamas fighters, and they have denied – without evidence – Gazan said nearly half of the dead were women and children.
Israel says 12 Israelis have been killed in Hamas threats, including two children. Two Thai workers have been killed when rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel on Tuesday.
Hamas has fired more than 3,400 rockets into Israeli cities since the fighting began on May 10.
The Israeli bombing of Gaza has forced thousands of Palestinians to flee their homes, as homes, hospitals, schools and shops have been damaged or destroyed.
About 50,000 Palestinians have been forced to seek accommodation in schools run by the UN refugee agency.
UN officials say 156 houses, with 672 houses and a market, were destroyed in Gaza. Hundreds of homes have been severely damaged and abandoned, he said.
Six hospitals and 11 primary hospitals were also damaged, while another was not operational due to a lack of electricity the next day.
The UN and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights say the only Covid-19 laboratory has failed to pass tests due to a strike by Israel near Gaza’s medical ministry and hospital.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned that “in view of the potential impact on the lives of civilians and the development of civilians, including health care providers, these incidents are of great concern to the unethical and unconstitutional,” according to the report. the UN.
Relief workers, with a population of 2m, fear that the death toll will rise as rescuers try to drag the dead and wounded to the rocks.
As the number of deaths and destruction increases, legal efforts to obtain weapons have intensified.
U.S. President Joe Biden this week publicly supported the international call for an end to the war after speaking to Netanyahu on Monday. The US president has been meeting with the United States going forward, along with his Democratic party, who want the authorities to be forced to end the conflict.
“The president has shown his support for ending the war and has discussed what the US has done with Egypt and its allies to do so,” according to a White House statement.
Biden also “urged Israel to work for the protection of innocent people”.
In the US banned According to two UN envoys, the UN Security Council said on Monday that abolition, ending violence and compliance with international law are essential.
EU foreign ministers also called for an end to the conflict at a volatile summit on Tuesday.
Josep Borrell, the bloc’s chief of staff, says all countries are members but Hungary agrees with a well-known “principle” that encourages violence to be established and to end war.
Violence has erupted in the West Bank where on Tuesday Israeli forces killed four Palestinian civilians, according to local health officials, including three in Ramallah where new protests began.
Israeli forces say their soldiers shot dead Palestinians in Hebron, who allegedly attacked the soldiers with a weapon and a knife.
Israeli police say two security guards have been shot in the head during protests in Ramallah, the first such incident in the West Bank in decades. The city is the capital of Fatah, the anti-Palestinian group Hamas.
Israeli forces have killed more than 20 Palestinians in the region since protests began in the West Bank on Friday, Palestinian health officials have said.
Recent riots erupted when police used rubber bullets, tear gas and grenades against Palestinians protesting against a crackdown on the al-Aqsa mosque, the third most holy place in Islam. More than 500 Palestinians were injured. The mosque is located on a hill in Jerusalem where Muslims are known as Haram ash-Sharif and among the Jews as Temple Mount, and is sacred to both religions.