[News] Violent confrontations erupt in various Palestinian cities

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Wed May 12 10:58:32 EDT 2021

confrontations erupt in various Palestinian cities

The intensity of the confrontations in Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem
escalated during the last 48 hours and the Israeli press talk about the
loss of control over the situation.

The Israeli Maariv newspaper published on its front page on Wednesday
morning the headline "The State Is Burning".

The Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, launched on
Tuesday night a major missile strike against Tel Aviv and its environs with
130 heavy missiles. This came in response to the Israeli occupation
warplanes' targeting of civilian towers in Gaza.

The Qassam Brigades also targeted an Israeli military jeep with a guided
missile in the northern Gaza Strip. An Israeli officer was killed and two
others were critically wounded, according to the Hebrew newspaper Yediot

On Wednesday, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) announced that it
intercepted a drone coming from the Gaza Strip towards the settlements near

In Occupied Jerusalem, eyewitness said that the local youths opened fire on
the Israeli policemen who stormed the Qalandia refugee camp.

In the West Bank, IOF launched a campaign of arrests and 46 citizens were
rounded up.

In Jenin, local sources said that IOF raided the city and several youths
wearing masks opened fire at the IOF soldiers and clashed with them before
they withdrew.

In al-Khalil, Al-Fawwar refugee camp witnessed violent confrontations
between citizens and IOF soldiers. The young man Hussein Atteya Al-Titi,
26, was killed while others were wounded.

In Lod city, violent clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israelis on
Tuesday, in what was described by Mayor Yair Revivo, as “civil war between
Arabs and Jews."

After the continuous Palestinian protests, the Israeli authorities lost
complete control over the city and declared a state of emergency at dawn
Wednesday for the first time since 1966.

For his part, Fathi Al-Qarawi, Hamas MP in Tulkarem, confirmed that the
public actions in Palestine express a strong, violent and difficult
reaction after the Israeli crimes in Al-Aqsa Mosque and Sheikh Jarrah in
Jerusalem and the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip for 15 years ago.

The President of the UN Security Council, the Chinese ambassador, Zhang
Jun, announced that the council will hold a second emergency session on
Wednesday regarding the situation in East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli occupation continues its aggression on the Gaza Strip for the
third consecutive day. The Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the
death toll had risen to 53 martyrs, including 13 children, 3 women, and 320
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