According to the latest information from the authorities in the Palestinian enclave controlled by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), around 210 people have been killed since May 10, following the recent Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.
Gazací’s Ministry of Health has said 212 Palestinians have died so far, including 58 minors, and added that 1,450 people were injured in the offensive, Palestinian news agency Maan reports.
Israeli air strikes continued early in the day, including one that struck an Islamic University building on the Strip that contained educational centers and a library, with no information on whether it left any casualties.
In addition, several houses were bombed in the cities of Gaza City, Khan Younis and Abasan, as well as Hamas offices and government buildings in the enclave.
According to The Times of Israel newspaper, no projectiles have been fired from the strip in the past five hours, with the last being fired at 6:15 am (local time) fire.
To the balance of victims in Gaza must add the deaths of ten people in Israel from projectiles firing from the strip, including an Indian national, and of more than 20 Palestinians in the West Bank in the context of popular repression in recent mobilizations condemning the offensive against Gaza and the events in Jerusalem.
In this context, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an end to hostilities during the day and stressed that the clashes “have already caused a large number of civilian casualties, including children,” the Russian news agency Sputnik reported.
“It is imperative to put an end to acts of violence on both sides,” said Putin, who has spoken out in favor of a solution to the conflict that corresponds to the resolutions approved so far by the United Nations Security Council.
The Israeli army said earlier in the day that it destroyed several “terrorist targets” in Gaza City in the early hours of Tuesday, including Hamas rocket launchers and tunnels. “Hamas shows once again that it is deliberately placing military targets in civilian areas,” he added.
Likewise, Israeli army spokesman Hidai Zilberman has emphasized that he killed more than 150 suspected members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the course of his operations. With that in mind, he said that there were more than 120 members of Hamas and more than 25 members of Islamic Jihad.
On the other hand, the army has announced the “neutralization” of a Palestinian who attempted to attack the military in the city of Hebron, West Bank, before highlighting that he was armed with explosives, a handcrafted rifle and knife.
“The soldiers found the terrorist when he approached them and tried to shoot them and throw an explosive. The soldiers responded with fire and neutralized the terrorist,” the army said through a series of messages posted on theirs Account on the social network Twitter
Tensions 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 after warning Israel of repression by the police, and prompted Israel to respond with a bombing campaign against the enclave, which the Palestinian factions fired with reinforced rockets.
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.