The Israeli army assured this Friday that its bombing campaign against the Gaza Strip resulted in the deaths of around 225 members of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Islamic Jihad, despite the fact that Gaza authorities indicated that the attacks resulted in 232 deaths , including 65 children.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a balance from Operation Guardians of the Walls after a ceasefire went into effect at dawn this Friday, in which they influenced that among the dead are 25 high-ranking officials from the two organizations mentioned and they have emphasized that they destroyed more than 100 kilometers of Hamas tunnels in Gaza.
They have also stated that the bombings “severely affected” the rocket production capabilities of both groups and that they destroyed hundreds of rocket launchers and associated infrastructure, as well as facilities used by the armed Hamas wing, the brigades of Ezeldin al Qasam.
Among the demolished buildings are nine residential and office towers, including the Al Yalá tower, which is used by a wide variety of media outlets including the American news agency Associated Press and Qatari TV broadcaster Al Jazeera, as well as government offices and banks receiving money from the terrorists. “
On the other hand, the Israeli army has claimed to have prevented seven drone strikes and two sea strikes, while the “Iron Dome” air defense system intercepted around 90 percent of the projectiles fired on Israeli territory from the Palestinian enclave.
The confrontation has resulted in the deaths of more than 230 people in Gaza and 12 people in Israel – including an Indian woman and two Thai men – added to the deaths of about 30 Palestinians by Israeli security forces during the latest demonstrations in the West Bank.
In another sense, the army has announced the lifting of restrictions on movement, with the exception of those related to educational activities after the ceasefire entered into force, despite asking the population to be careful with the remains of explosives that may be “open” are areas “.
For its part, the Lebanese Shiite militia party Hezbollah has spoken of a “historic victory” for the Palestinians and welcomed the “heroic Palestinian people and their valiant resistance” in the fight against Israel, before stressing that “it is a great victory for Jerusalem and the Al -Aqsa Mosque “.
Hezbollah has issued a statement underlining that “the Palestinian Resistance has broken the old equations in this heroic round of confrontations” and stressed that it is “paving the way for the next great victory”. “This victory will have very important strategic, political and cultural implications for the future of the conflict in the region,” he argued.
Likewise, he has said that “criminal cancer,” referring to Israel, “is weaker than a spider web,” while pointing out that “this struggle has ended the illusions of supposed peace, the treacherous deal of the century” and the suspicious normalization (of relations between several countries in the region and Israel) “, as reported by Lebanese television broadcaster Al Manar.
Tensions in Gaza escalated on May 9 when Israeli forces again stormed the esplanade of the mosques – a place known by Jews as the Temple Mount – and even fired tear gas inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest place for Muslims .
Hamas then launched several projectiles against Jerusalem and its surroundings and prompted Israel to respond with a bombing campaign against the enclave, to which Palestinian factions responded by increasing their rocket fire despite mediation attempts from Egypt and other countries.
The rise in fighting was followed by an increase in clashes between Jews and Muslims in several cities in Israel and the West Bank, including beatings and lynching attempts, which raised large-scale alarms about the possibility of civil war.