Israel has stepped up attacks on Palestinians. In addition to the days-long airstrikes, they also fired on Palestinian homes on Friday.
Thirteen Palestinians were killed in a 40-minute attack early Friday. The dead included a mother and her three children. Their bodies have been recovered from the rubble of their homes.
The Israeli military says air and infantry forces took part in Friday’s attack. However, they did not enter the Gaza border.
Israeli army spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said 180 fighter jets took part in the operation. In addition, tanks and artillery shells were fired from outside Gaza.
The video shows Israeli artillery, gunboats and aircraft throwing shells and bombs at Gaza’s night sky.
Meanwhile, four Palestinians were killed in Israeli shelling in the West Bank on Friday. More than 100 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces there. The Israeli military says a miscreant was “disarmed” when he tried to stab an army member at an army post in Afra, north of Ramallah. The dead were among four people killed in the West Bank.
On the other hand, rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza for the fifth day on Friday.
The current conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is the largest since 2014. At least 119 people have been killed in Gaza and eight in Israel since Monday night.
Under the circumstances, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he will continue to attack Gaza. “They have attacked our capital,” he said on Friday. They have fired rockets at our cities. They are paying and will continue to pay. It’s not over yet. “