Hamas Islamist movement has launched the most deadliest attack on Israel early Saturday in a coordinated assault that combined gun battle and barrage of rockets launching from Gaza strip.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for an emergency meeting of top security officials. Netanyahu, said that Saturday incident was the most serious terrorist attack on the nation of Israel since Israel and Hamas fought a 10-day war in 2021.
Hamas military commander Mohamad Deif announced the start of the operation in a broadcast on Hamas media, calling on Palestinians everywhere to fight.
“This is the day of the greatest battle to end the last occupation on earth,” he said, adding that 5,000 rockets had been launched.
According to Israeli media reported, gunmen had opened fire on passers-by in the town of Sderot, in southern Israel, and footage circulating on social media appeared to show clashes in city streets as well as gunmen in jeeps roaming the countryside.
Palestinian media also reported that a number of Israelis had been taken captive by fighters and Hamas media circulated video footage apparently showing a destroyed Israeli tank.
The Israeli–Palestinian conflict have remain the world’s most enduring conflicts, beginning in the mid-20th century.
Despite various attempts been made to resolve the conflict as part of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process, alongside other efforts to resolve the broader Arab–Israeli conflict, tensions has continued to grew to it current stage of another war footing.
The build up to the current crisis can be traced to the declarations of claims to a Jewish homeland in Palestine, including the First Zionist Congress of 1897 and the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which created early tensions in the region after waves of Jewish immigration. Following World War I, the Mandate for Palestine included a binding obligation for the “establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people”.
This issues accumulated into an open sectarian conflict between Jews and Arabs.The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was never implemented and provoked the 1947–1949 Palestine War. The current Israeli-Palestinian status quo began following Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in the 1967 Six-Day War, known as the Palestinian territories.Follow us on social media