In the Gaza Strip, extremists fired about 36 rockets towards Israel, while the Israeli army also retaliated at bases operated by the ruling Hamas group.
Increased tension between Israel and Palestine. AFP
Tensions between Israel and Palestine have increased again. Rockets have been fired from each side on each other. Rockets were again fired from the Gaza Strip to Israel on Saturday, despite an appeal by the United Nations to maintain peace and warn Israeli leaders to retaliate aggressively. The violent clash of Palestinians with the Israeli police and the right-wing Jewish groups has increased tensions in Jerusalem. There have been cross-border violence between Israel and Gaza over several months. (Airstrike between Gaza and Israel tension in Jerusalem)
The army said that the extremists fired rockets towards the town of Sderot in southern Israel, which were intercepted by air security forces. On Saturday morning, extremists fired about 36 rockets towards Israel in the Gaza Strip, while Israeli forces also retaliated at bases operated by the ruling Hamas group. These rockets were fired when hundreds of Palestinians clashed with the Israeli police in eastern Jerusalem.
30+ rockets were fired by terrorists from #Gaza to Israeli territory this weekend. This has to stop! https://t.co/OzWilCEjCN
— Ido Daniel #VaccinesSaveLives 💉 (@IdoDaniel) April 24, 2021
Discussion with top officials continues
At least four policemen and six protesters were injured in these clashes. During the holy month of Ramadan, these skirmishes are happening almost every day and there are no chances of stopping them. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had discussed with top security officials about Gaza and Jerusalem. The Prime Minister said that he has instructed the officers to be prepared for every situation in Gaza.
United Nations appeals for peace
Regarding Jerusalem, he said that Israel will give freedom of worship to everyone and he appealed to maintain peace. United Nations envoy in the region Tone Waynesland condemned the violence and said that the United Nations is working with all sides to maintain peace.
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