GAZA: An escalation towards a full-scale war

Death toll rises because of the continuous Israeli attacks on Gaza city.

GAZA: Death toll rises because of the continuous Israeli attacks on Gaza city.

Since escalation began, “Israeli forces attacked police headquarters and security buildings in Gaza. 35 Palestinians killed, including 12 children, the number of injuries are more than 220”, said authorities in Gaza.

Very heavy bombardment from the night to the early morning on Wednesday, May 12, on Gaza strips as Israeli forces launched intensive raids on various locations across the besieged coastal territory.

Local sources said Israeli fighter jets bombed sites belonging to Palestinian armed groups, in addition to security and police buildings.

A man, his pregnant wife, and their five-year-old son were killed by an Israeli invasion of their home, In Gaza City’s Tel al-Hawa neighborhood.

Hamas fired several rockets on various Israeli cities in retaliation for the killing of civilians over the past three days.

The Israeli government declared a state of emergency in the city of Lod, which has witnessed violent confrontations between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces.

In Israel, at least five civilians have been killed by missiles fired from Gaza in retaliation for the airstrikes, including one teenager and her father, according to Israeli sources.

The UN Special Envoy to the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland warned on Tuesday that the conflict has the potential to escalate into a “full-scale war.”

“Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards full-scale war. Leaders on all sides have to take the responsibility of de-escalation,” Wennesland wrote on Twitter.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has expressed concern about escalating violence in the occupied West Bank, its prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said.

“I note with great concern the escalation of violence in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as in and around Gaza, and the possible commission of crimes under the Rome Statute,” Bensouda wrote on Twitter.

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