Several Palestinians killed in new wave of Israeli raids on Gaza as Benjamin Netanyahu vows to continue attacks ‘as long as necessary’!!
Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip entered its seventh consecutive day with air raids early on Sunday killing at least 26 Palestinians, wounding dozens more, and flattening at least two residential buildings.
The home of Gaza’s Hamas chief, Yehya al-Sinwar, was also targeted, according to the group’s media.
In Israel’s Tel Aviv, people dashed for bomb shelters as sirens warning of incoming rocket fire blared across the city.
More than 170 Palestinians, including at least 41 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in the past week. More than 1,000 others have been wounded. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have killed at least 13 Palestinians.
Biden reaffirms ‘strong support’ for Israel!
US President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reaffirmed his “strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza”, the White House said.
He also spoke with Palestinian Authority President Abbas and “conveyed a commitment to strengthening the US-Palestinian partnership,” the White House added in a tweet.
The United Nations Security Council meets on Sunday to discuss the worst outbreak of violence in years in Palestine and Israel.
Many international and popular reactions against Israel’s brutal actions;
EU to hold urgent talks on Israeli-Palestinian issue
European Union foreign ministers will hold urgent video talks on the escalating fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said.
“In view of the ongoing escalation between Israel and Palestine and the unacceptable number of civilian casualties, I am convening an extraordinary VTC of the EU Foreign Ministers on Tuesday. We will coordinate and discuss how the EU can best contribute to end the current violence,” Josep Borrell wrote on Twitter Sunday.
‘Apartheid states are not democracies’
US Cogresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed the administration President Joe Biden for not stading up to Israel, which she called an “apartheid state”.
“Apartheid states aren’t democracies,” she wrote in a tweet.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators block traffic in LA
Hundreds of protesters shut down traffic as they took to the streets of Los Angeles, calling for an end to Israeli air strikes over the Gaza Strip.
The protesters waved flags and signs saying “free Palestine” and shouted “long live intifada,” or uprising. They marched from outside the federal building to the Israeli consulate in the western part of the city.
Pro-Palestinian rallies organised in major New Zealand cities
Thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters marched through New Zealand’s largest cities to protest against Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
Hundreds of demonstrators protested in the capital Wellington, as well as in Auckland and Christchurch, holding signs, banners and Palestinian flags.
The marches coincided with Nakba Day, which commemorates the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the war for Israel’s independence in 1948.
Leicester City duo shows solidarity with Palestinian people
Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana, football players with Britain’s Leicester City, waved a Palestine flag during their celebration for their team’s FA Cup final victory, showing solidarity with the Palestinian people under Israeli attacks.