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banyon 03:02 PM 05-11-2021
28 Reported Dead In Gaza From Israeli Airstrikes; Gaza Rockets Kill 3 In Israel

May 11, 20212:13 PM ET
Becky Sullivan
BECKY SULLIVAN


An Israeli firefighter walks next to cars hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday.
Ariel Schalit/AP


https://www.npr.org/2021/05/11/99587...ll-2-in-israel


Israel warned that airstrikes on Gaza would continue over the coming days as at least 28 Palestinians and three Israelis were reported killed amid rising cross-border violence sparked by clashes in Jerusalem.

A confrontation on Friday between Israeli police and Palestinian demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City has escalated rapidly since the weekend, leaving Israelis and Palestinians alike bracing for more violence as the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close this week.

Over the last two days, Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets from Gaza toward Jerusalem and coastal Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv. Israel has responded with scores of airstrikes it says are targeting militants in Gaza. Israeli officials say they are preparing to expand their offensive.

Two Israelis were killed Tuesday when rockets struck two houses in the port city of Ashkelon. Another rocket hit an empty school that had been ordered closed due to the risk of strikes. A rocket barrage Tuesday night killed a third Israeli in the Tel Aviv suburb Holon.

Some rockets have been intercepted by the Israeli army's missile defense system, while others fell short and landed within Gaza.

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Early Tuesday morning, Israeli warplanes and drones conducted at least 130 airstrikes over Gaza. Officials with the Israel Defense Forces said they targeted operatives from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, killing 15, including the chief of Islamic Jihad's special rocket unit.

Health officials in Gaza said 28 people have been killed in the strikes, including at least 10 children. More than 150 Palestinians in Gaza have been injured, they said.

The border between Gaza and Israel has been closed to journalists due to the rocket fire.

Israel's army chief of staff has ordered the military to prepare to widen its operation against Gaza "with no time limit." At a press briefing Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz told reporters Israel plans to "deal a hard blow to Hamas" in the coming days, referring to the militant Palestinian group which governs Gaza.

The recent round of violence erupted after weeks of tension in Jerusalem, where Israeli police had routinely confronted Palestinian protesters, mostly around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City. The mosque is located in an area known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews as the Temple Mount. Anti-Arab Jewish gangs have contributed to the unrest, attacking groups of Palestinians.

Beginning Friday, Israeli police have used stun grenades, rubber-coated bullets and water cannons to disperse the growing crowds of demonstrators. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency medical service says more than a thousand Palestinians have been injured since Friday, with hundreds hospitalized. Roughly a dozen Israeli police officers have been hurt.

The escalation in violence prompted international calls for calm and criticism from Israel's Arab neighbors.

Jordan's foreign minister Ayman Safadi was in Washington over the weekend, where he met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Speaking to reporters ahead of their meeting, Blinken urged both sides to de-escalate.

"We're very focused on the situation in Israel, West Bank, Gaza, very deeply concerned about the rocket attacks that we're seeing now, that they need to stop, they need to stop immediately," Blinken said ahead of the meeting with Safadi.

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan also met with Safadi during his visit to Washington, and spoke by phone with his Israeli counterpart to urge calm and denounce violence.

NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem contributed reporting.
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alpha_omega 11:20 AM 05-13-2021

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banyon 11:38 AM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
The math on that is $11.50 per American citizen. How much healthcare can you get for 11 bucks?
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Fish 11:43 AM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
To think, you went from donating Trump $100, to posting tweets about free national health care and excess military spending. :-)
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scho63 11:45 AM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
I donít know anything about that region. I just see one group of white-skinned people with money and education, and one group of brown-skinned people with neither.


Iíve been told this has only one explanation: systemic racism and oppression.
Yassar Arafat is the reason Palestinians live in a shithole. Him and him alone.
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Prison Bitch 11:50 AM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by Fish:
To think, you went from donating Trump $100, to posting tweets about free national health care and excess military spending. :-)
Iíve always supported a national healthcare plan. Iíve always opposed big military spending.


You thought you had a ďgotcha!Ē here. Bless your little heart.
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Just Passin' By 12:51 PM 05-13-2021
Biden took a question on the issue. Ignore the twitter line, and listen for yourself.


#Biden’s latest comments on #Israel and #Gaza situation are a word salad �� pic.twitter.com/mtjCKYbfm4

— Matthew RJ Brodsky (@RJBrodsky) May 13, 2021

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alpha_omega 12:56 PM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
Biden took a question on the issue. Ignore the twitter line, and listen for yourself........
I was trying to keep track, but I lost count of "uhs" and "ums".
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Prison Bitch 01:25 PM 05-13-2021

8-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Pleasantly Surprised He Hasn't Been Killed Yet http://t.co/rxflq9Yu

— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 20, 2012

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KCChiefsFan88 02:21 PM 05-13-2021
America is energy independent now (unless Sleepy Joe attempts to screw that up with his green war on domestic oil/natural gas production), and doesn’t need to care about the usual bullshit going on in the Middle East.
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Prison Bitch 03:44 PM 05-13-2021
What are you dojng about OUR border tough guy?



JUST IN - Ted Cruz: "Biden administration needs to act today to ensure that Israel has an adequate supply of Iron Dome missiles."pic.twitter.com/5GCWK5GwLB

— Disclose.tv �� (@disclosetv) May 13, 2021

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GloryDayz 03:55 PM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
What are you dojng about OUR border tough guy?
Waiting for you to get off your lazy ass and act like a man at the border? :-)
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Prison Bitch 03:57 PM 05-13-2021

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mkp785 04:32 PM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by alpha_omega:
AOC is hotter than that. Pubes fail at the most basic things
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Over Yonder 05:21 PM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
What are you dojng about OUR border tough guy?



He's only one Congressman, what do you want/expect him to be doing? Maybe you know something I don't. Does he have the power/authority to make a meaningful difference at our border?
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Easy 6 05:29 PM 05-13-2021
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
AOC, Omar, Tlaib, Prison Bitch... strange bedfellows, indeed
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