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Escalation in the Gaza Strip – Operation Guardian of the Walls (Updated to 12:00 Noon, May 19, 2021)

Operation Guardian of the Walls entered its tenth day. As of 07:00 in the morning on May 19, 2021, 3,750 rockets had been fired at Israel. About 550 of them fell inside the Gaza Strip and the Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted about 90% of the launches. During the past two days there been a decline in the amount and range of the rocket fire, although the barrages are still massive. Most of the rockets were fired at targets within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of the Gaza Strip, including the southern coastal Israeli cities of Ashqelon and Ashdod, and the Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip border. Rockets were also fired at Beersheba and at the coast to the north of Ashdod.
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Escalation in the Gaza Strip – Operation Guardian of the Walls (Updated to 12:00 Noon, May 18, 2021)

Operation Guardian of the Walls entered its ninth day. As of May 18, 2021, about 3,350 rockets had been fired, most of them with a range of up to 40 kilometers (25 miles) targeting the southern Israeli coastal cities of Ashqelon and Ashdod, as well as at the Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip border. However, there were several barrages targeting Beersheba, Israel's largest southern city. Since May 15, 2021, no rockets have been fired at the Greater Tel Aviv area. So far 11 people have been killed by rocket fire; and an IDF soldier was killed by an anti-tank missile.
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Escalation in the Gaza Strip – Operation Guardian of the Walls (Updated to 10:00, May 16, 2021)

Operation Guardian of the Walls entered its seventh day. As of the evening of May 15, 2021, 2,652 rockets had been fired into Israeli territory, most of them with a range of 40 kilometers (about 25 miles), targeting the southern Israeli coastal cities of Ashdod and Ashqelon, as well at the Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip border. However, there were also several rounds of barrages which reached the Greater Tel Aviv area, the coastal plain and Beersheba. Nine Israelis have been killed by rocket fire; an IDF soldier was killed by an anti-tank missile.
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Escalation in the Gaza Strip – Operation Guardian of the Walls (Updated to Noon, May 13, 2021)

During the 24 hours between May 12 and 13, 2021, the last day of the Muslim religious month of Ramadan, Hamas continued attacking Israel with massive barrages of rocket fire, although fewer that previously. As of 05:00 on the morning of May 13, 2021, 1,100 rockets had been fired, most of them with a range of about 40 kilometers (about 25 miles). Rocket fire gas caused six Israeli deaths, an IDF soldier was killed by an anti-tank missiles, and scores of people have been injured. Ben-Gurion International Airport cancelled landings.
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The clashes in East Jerusalem Situation as at May 10, 2021

Over the past few days, there has been an increase in the intensity of the violent clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in East Jerusalem that began in the beginning of the month of Ramadan. The epicenter of the conflict is the Al-Aqsa Mosque. There have also been clashes at the Damascus Gate, the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, Issawiya and additional neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. The incidents also led to a flare-up in the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 5 – 11, 2021)

Events in east Jerusalem: This past week hostilities in east Jerusalem escalated, peaking on May 10, 2021, when Israel celebrated Jerusalem Day. Terrorist attacks: This past week Border Police fighters prevented a shooting attack at the Salem Crossing (west of Jenin), planned by three armed, shooting Palestinians. The Israeli security forces exposed a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) network in Judea and Samaria which financed terrorist activities with funds sent by humanitarian aid agencies and NGOs operating mainly in Europe. The international arena: This past week Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki visited Moscow and Ankara and met with the foreign ministers. Coronavirus: This past week there was a decrease in the extent of Covid-19 cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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