Israel hits Hamas base


The day is aimed to demonstrate complete solidarity with the Palestinians in wake of Israeli troops killing dozens of Palestinians during clashes and protests along the Gaza border against the United States embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday - the conflict's bloodiest day in years.

On Wednesday, a senior Hamas official, Salah Bardawil, claimed 50 of the people killed on Monday were its members. Israel and Egypt, citing security concerns, maintain a de facto blockade on Gaza which has reduced its economy to a state of collapse.

According to this logic, Palestinian violence is justified.

After the bloodiest day for Palestinians in years on Monday, when 60 were killed by Israeli gunfire during mass demonstrations that Israel said included attempts to breach its frontier fence, calm and a heatwave descended on the area.

A Hamas spokesman said plans were in place for a mass gathering on 5 June, the anniversary of the first day of the six-day war, in which Israeli forces captured East Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, including Gaza. Israeli snipers opened fire in response, killing 59 Palestinians and wounding hundreds.

But with the images of rifle-toting Israeli snipers facing off against seemingly unarmed protesters beamed around the world, the remarks by Hamas may do little to convince Israel's detractors, including the Palestinians.

The U.S. was among the few countries that came to Israel's defense, backing its right to protect its border on the same day that it countered worldwide disapproval of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that infuriated Palestinians and drew worldwide condemnation. "This is the highest Palestinian death toll [61] since Operation Protective Edge in 2014".

The two posts in northern and southern Gaza Strip are close to the border with Israel.

Israel hits Hamas base
Israel hits Hamas base

"Vietnam has always followed the situation and is really concerned about the tension and escalating violence at the Gaza Strip that has killed and injured many Palestinian people", Hang said.

"More than 1,200 were shot and wounded, with 116 in serious or critical condition", Zitun and Levy added.

Palestinian security sources confirmed the target was a Hamas base, saying there were no reports of injuries. They also gravely undermined any prospect of a two-state solution in the Middle East.

In the midst of vicious attacks along Israel's border led by terrorists, the IDF has valiantly protected the State of Israel.

On Tuesday, Israel's military allowed eight trucks full of humanitarian aid and medical supplies to enter the Gaza Strip.

In a written statement Thursday, Kalin said the occupation of Israel and the Palestinian issue are not problems for the Muslim countries alone but "common problems for everyone who believe in law and justice".

"In the face of all these events, the United Nations has ended".

Gaza protesters have hurled flaming tires, firebombs and stones toward Israeli troops, and tried to attack the border fence.

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