The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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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Escalation from the Gaza Strip – Operation Guardian of the Walls Updated to Noon, May 12, 2021

For the past 24 hours there has been continuous, massive rocket fire from the Gaza Strip targeting Israel. During the night longer-range rockets were fired, reaching the center of the country. As of noon, May 12, 2021, five Israelis had been killed and scores wounded. In the morning an anti-tank missile was fired (the second since the escalation began), killing one person and wounding two. Throughout the morning hours the terrorist organizations continued firing rockets, most of them targeting the Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip.
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Escalation in Israel’s South – Rocket Fire from the Gaza Strip Updated to 12:00 noon, May 11, 2021

The hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians in Jerusalem escalated to a new height on May 10, 2021, the day Israel celebrated Jerusalem Day. Hamas' military-terrorist wing issued an ultimatum to Israel, calling for the removal of Israel's security forces from the al-Aqsa mosque precinct and Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem, and the release of all the Palestinian terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails, by 18:00. When its conditions were not met, Hamas fired seven rockets at the Jerusalem region.
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