“Baffling and jarring: 21 Palestinians lose their lives in Gaza due to Israeli airstrikes”
The situation in Palestine has reached a new height of devastation, with a Palestinian child becoming the latest victim of Israeli shelling on May 10, 2023. As per Twitter account @MuhammadSmiry, the attack has claimed the lives of women and children who were fast asleep in their homes.
According to Ashraf Al-Qedra, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Health Ministry, the Israeli airstrikes caused severe injuries to 64 people and killed 21, with 12 of them being innocent civilians.
In response to these mindless and hostile operations, the Arab League comprising 22 nations condemned Israel in unequivocal terms. It called for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene, promoting peace and asking Israel to halt these airstrikes.
The Arab League’s representative once again made it clear that the Palestinian cause is one of the crucial issues for the Arab world, and it is the community’s collective responsibility to protect the rights of the Palestinian people.
Additionally, the Arab League urged the global community to put pressure on Israel to allow fact-finding missions to investigate these operations conducted on the Palestinian territories and hold the state accountable for its actions.
On the other hand, the joint chamber of military operations of Palestinian factions claimed responsibility for firing rockets towards southern and central Israel, including Tel Aviv, in response to the targeted killing of three senior members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement’s armed wing along with their family members.
To de-escalate the tension, Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh received several calls from various mediators from Egypt, Qatar, and the United Nations. During the conversation, the chief highlighted the Israeli aggression and blamed them for the ongoing escalation.