At least 30 people have been killed as fighting intensified Tuesday between Israel and Hamas, with the Israeli army launching airstrikes in Gaza as the militant group fired rockets at Israel.
More than two dozen Palestinians, including women and children, were reported to have died in the airstrikes, which also led to the demolition of a 13-story building in Gaza. Rockets fired indiscriminately from Gaza were claimed at least three live in Israel, where the projectiles traveled to Tel Aviv.
A viral video was shown Defense system of the Iron Dome of Israel illuminating the night sky while intercepting a rocket reservoir.
The latest violence began last week, after Israeli police violently stopped protesters protesting against the eviction of Palestinians from their home in the Sheikh Jarrah district, east of Jerusalem, to make way for Israeli settlers.
Amnesty International condemned which he described as the brutal repression of protesters by Israeli security forces.
Israeli security officials also stormed a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, leaving hundreds injured. Then Hamas militants fired on Israel in response.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dit Hamas “has paid and will pay a very high price for its aggression,” but the U.S. is calling for calm and escalation.
On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres made it previously convicted evictions in East Jerusalem, he said he was “very concerned” about the “spiraling escalation” of violence.
“Israeli security forces must exercise the utmost restraint and gauge their use of force,” a spokesman for the secretary-general said. dit, before adding: “The indiscriminate launching of rockets and mortars into Israeli settlements is unacceptable.”