Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

An Israeli F-15 I (Jack Guez/AFP)
Updated 17 May 2018
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Israel launches new air raid on Hamas in Gaza

  • The Israeli military hit Hamas targets in the in the northern Gaza Strip according to a spokesman
  • The attack comes just days after 60 Palestinian protesters were killed during Nakba day demonstrations

JERUSALEM: Israel said Thursday it launched an overnight air raid on a Hamas facility in Gaza after gunfire from the territory targeted its soldiers and damaged a building.
“The Israeli army struck targets belonging to Hamas in the northern Gaza Strip, including terrorist infrastructure and weapons-making facilities,” the military said in a statement.
On Wednesday, Israeli tanks fired at three Hamas positions after shots from Gaza were fired at Israeli soldiers and bullets from a heavy machine gun hit a house in the town of Sderot.
The exchanges of fire came after weeks of mass protests and clashes on the Gaza border, which peaked on Monday when some 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.
During the war surrounding Israel’s creation in 1948, more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes.
Israel and militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008.


Saudi Arabia rejects Israel’s policies discriminating against Palestinians

Updated 13 min 20 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia rejects Israel’s policies discriminating against Palestinians

Saudi Arabia rejected all Israeli policies, practices and plans that attempt to perpetuate racial discrimination against the Palestinian people and obliterate their national identity and to undermine their legitimate rights, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Addressing the UN Security Council, the Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Maalami called on the international community to intervene and stop settlement projects by Israel.

“The Palestinian people continue to witness further tragedies,” he said.

 “70 years ago, Palestinians suffered the greatest human tragedy the world has ever seen. The tragedy of the displacement of the landowners, the tragedy of giving the right to those who do not have the right, and the denial of the right of its owners,” he continued.

The Israeli occupation must be committed to implement international resolutions, lift the siege on the Gaza Strip and open the crossings immediately and permanently, he said. The humanitarian and economic crisis affecting the Palestinian people.

“My country stresses the importance of a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East as a strategic option to end the Arab-Israeli conflict,” he said.