War between Israel and Palestine summary until noon May 19, 2021.
The Israel Defense Forces continue to systematically target civilian targets in the Gaza Strip. The Air Force attacks houses, which according to the Israelis are being used for military purposes. Destruction is increasing in the enclave.
Yesterday a ceasefire was declared for a few hours and a border crossing was opened to the enclave of vehicles with humanitarian aid. However, groups violated the ceasefire and opened fire: an IDF soldier was injured.
The number of attacks by Palestinian groups is maintained and information unconfirmed the Iron Dome apart from missiles has to face cyber attacks that try to enter its system. A missile landed on the territory of the Eshkol regional council, killing two and wounding eight more Israelis. Hamas announced an attack on six Israeli Air Force bases, but no hits were recorded.
An Israeli Air Force plane shot down a drone near the Jordanian border. It is unclear what the UAV was doing at such a great distance from the Gaza Strip, but he recalled an attempt to create friction between Tel Aviv and Amman to drag Jordan into the conflict.
The promised “Day of Wrath” took place in the West Bank and East Jerusalem: some of the Palestinians went on strike, others held armed demonstrations and participated in clashes with the Israeli security forces. In the course of them, two IDF servicemen were injured and a teenager was also shot dead, who planned to attack the soldiers with a knife. However, the next intifada and the promised uprising didn’t happen.
International support for Palestine was still limited to verbal attacks on Israel and activity on social media. This doesn’t in practice benefit the residents of the Gaza Strip. The only significant aid is Egyptian President Al-Sisi’s proposal to earmark $ 500 million to rebuild the enclave’s infrastructure.
According to the Gaza Health Ministry, 219 people have died in Gaza Strip since the escalation began. Among them are 63 children and 36 women. 1,530 people were injured. The liquidated militants are also included in the official statistics.
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