The death toll in the Israeli bombings of the Gaza Strip between May 10 and 21 has risen to over 250 according to the latest information from the authorities in the enclave controlled by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).
According to the Palestinian news agency Maan, the bodies of four militiamen were recovered on Monday afternoon in a tunnel near the town of Khan Younis in the south of the Strip, without having been identified.
A 23-year-old Palestinian civilian identified as Osama Ashraf Abu Raida died Monday as a result of the bombing campaign, which increased the death toll to 254 and injured more than 1,700.
The clashes also resulted in the deaths of twelve people in Israel, including an Indian woman and two Thai men. We have to add about 30 Palestinians who were killed by Israeli security forces during recent demonstrations in the West Bank.
The most recent military escalation erupted on May 10 after Hamas fired multiple projectiles, the day after Israeli agents stormed Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest place for Muslims, injuring hundreds of believers in the middle of Ramadan.
The incidents at the mosque also came after several days of the suppression of demonstrations against the eviction orders in Sheikh Jarrá neighborhood in East Jerusalem, in which hundreds of Palestinians were injured, and after the postponement of Palestinian legislation due to Israel’s refusal to vote in that area City.