Palestinians rallies in the last Gaza War, which they consider to be an expensive, but straightforward victory for the Hamas Islamic militant group, were rallying thousands Fridays after a cease-fire. Israel has vowed to respond to further hostilities with a “new degree of power.”
More than 250 people died in the 11-day war—most of them Palestinians—and caused extensive destruction in Gaza, which has already been controlled by Hamas. However, many Palestinians see the missile dams in much Israel as a daring reaction to alleged Israeli abusses in the emotional centre of the war, Jerusalem.
The last round of combat was unconclusively concluded, as were the three recent battles.
Israel said Hamas suffered severe damage but could not stop rockets once again. In reality, Hamas faces the formidable task of restoring an existing region with high unemployment and an epidemic of coronaviruses and of the blockade of Egypt and Israel for years, despite the victory it claims.
The Palestinian crisis, be it in the occupied West Bank, Gaza or in Israel, was highly frustrated by the status quo and the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian authorities has all but ceased for several years.
The volatile situation remained apparent as clashes broke out, after a Friday pray in the Al-Aqsa mosque complex, a holiest holy spot in Jerusalem for Jews and Muslims, between the Palestine demonstrators and the Israeli police. Clashes were one of the war’s biggest causes earlier this month.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fended his hawks’ base’s condemnation, saying he unnecessarily ended the offensive without the Hamas blow more decisively.
Israel did “daring and new stuff, and that without needless adventures,” he said. He added that Hamas has been “maximum damaged by its forces, with minimum losses in Israel.”
“If Hamas believes we can tolerate a missile rush, then it’s false.” Netanyahu cautioned against more attacks. He pledged to respond to violence in Israel with “a new degree of power.”
He said that more than 200 militants including 25 senior officers had been killed by Israeli strikes and more than 100 miles of militant tunnels were struck. Just 20 militants were recognised killed by Hamas and the militant Islamic Jihad group.
In a TV talk from the capital of Qatar, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that the war “opened the door to new stages, with victory witnessing several.” Instead of failsing talks he called it a quantum leap, which would create momentum for “resistance” among Palestinians.
At least 243 Palestinians, including 66 teenagers, have been killed, and 1,910 people have been wounded by the Gaza Ministry of Health. It does not distinguish fighters from civilians. 12 boys, all but one civilian, including a 5 year-old boy and a 16 year-old child, died in Israel. In Israel
The Gaza Strip, occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem celebrations erupted at 2 a.m. as the cease-fire took over.
Thousands took to the streets of Gaza City, with young men waving Palestinian flags and Hamas flags, candy, horns and fireworks spread out.
Hundreds organised similar celebrations, waving banners and shouting Hamas at noon’s prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The chaos following, in which police struck stun grenades and tear gas and Palestinians hurled bricks, was uncertain. Police in Israel said 16 people were arrested. In areas of the West Bank, similar clashes erupted.
Following the 11 days of Israeli bombing, Gazans had a day of rest.
In a Gaza City open-air store, which was opened again after its closed war, shoppers stocked fresh fruit and vegetable. Workers swallowed up scrap.
The shop owner, Ashraf Abu Mohammad, said, “Life is going to come again, because it isn’t the first war and not the last war. “The heart has a pain, disasters and families have been swept out of the civil register, and we are saddened by that. But it’s our fate to remain patient in this country.”
In the hit town of Beit Hanoun, residents were surveying wrecked houses.
“It is the first time in history that we have seen this, we see such a massive devastation here,” Azhar Nsair said. “The ceasefire applies to civilians who have not suffered, whose loved ones have not been lost, whose homes have not been bombarded.”
Rescue employees still recovered corporations. The ambulance service Red Crescent said that five were gathered in the city of Khan Younis Friday, including a 3-year-old.
Since sheltering in the UN campuses, tens of thousands returned home. 66,000 people were tangled at the height, but the number dropped below 1,000 on Friday, says United Nations Speaker Sephane Dujarric.
Thirteen vehicles, COVID 19 vaccines, medical equipment and drugs were sent to Gaza by the United Nations after the cease-fire. The World Authority has already spent $18.6 million on humanitarian disaster relief.
The shell hit the already decrepit coastal infrastructure, home to more than 2 million Palestinians. The attack hit the Palestinians. High-rises and homes were flattened, and roads and water systems were smashed. There were destroyed at least 30 health centres, putting a stop to the field tests for coronavirus.
The struggle started on 10 May when Hamas campaigners launched rockets to Jerusalem in Gaza. The barrage followed days of clashes with Israeli police at Al-Aqsa involving Palestinian protestors. The threatened expulsion of thousands of Palestinians from Israel by Judean settlers had fuelled tensions by heavy-handed police tactics at the complex.
Competitive claims to Jerusalem have sparked repeated violent attacks. In the 1967 War Israel took eastern Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, and for their new state the Palestinians want them.
About 4,000 missiles were launched at Israel’s towns by Hamas and other insurgent groups. Dozens arrived to the north of Tel Aviv’s lively business capital.
In the meantime, Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes. A senior officer for the Israeli army said he hit 1,600 “military objectives.”
Initially it supported what Israel termed a right to defend itself from indiscriminate missile fires, the US being the nearest and largest partner for Israel. But the Americans increasingly persuaded Israel to stop the attack, as the war dragged and casualties increased, and Egypt brokered the ceasefire.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken wants to “visit the area to debate attempts to rebuild and collaborate with Israelis and Palestinians on building a sustainable future,” the State Department said. He spoke on Friday to President Muhammad Abbas of Palestine, who urged Washington to continue with the ceasefire of the Israeli actions, such as the attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinian evictions from the Sheik Jarrah district.
The cease-fire was welcomed by President Joe Biden. He said Israel is committed to helping Israel to provide its interceptor missiles and to collaborating with the Palestinian Authority – not Hamas – which is recognised internationally to provide humanitarian assistance to Gaza.
He said there had been no change to his commitment to the security of Israel later Friday, but he insisted that “the only response” to this conflict remains a two-state solution which includes a state to the Palestinian people.
At the conclusion of his visit to South Korea, he also expressed that the recently terminated struggle had opened a gap between Democrats, since some Democrats broke from Biden’s “quiet diplomacy” with ally Israel to demand a public ceasefire.
Biden said, “My party is still behind Israel. “Get something right here,” he said. He added. “There will be no peace until the country unambiguously acknowledges Israel’s right to remain as a sovereign Jewish State.”
Netanyahu was informed the Palestinian militants had decided to stop further Israeli activities in Al-Aqsa and the expulsion of Sheik Jarrah. An Egyptian official just said that tensions “will be tackled” in Jerusalem.
The members of the nationalist hawkish foundation of Netanyahu faced strong criticism. The “embarrassing” was the name of a former ally, Gideon Saar, who heads a little gang.
The head of the far-right Jewish Power party, Itamar Ben Gvir, told Israeli TV Channel 13 that the government “spat in the face of Southern Israel’s people” with a ceased fire and said that Hamas should be overthrown and Gaza reoccupied.