Israel says 1,500 rockets fired from Gaza within three days

Israel says 1,500 rockets fired from Gaza within three days

PanARMENIAN.Net - Around 1,500 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israeli cities since hostilities escalated three days ago, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said on Thursday, May 13 morning.

The health ministry in Gaza says that more than 400 people have been injured there since the conflict began, in addition to the 67 who have died.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government would use all its strength to protect Israel from enemies on the outside and rioters on the inside, the BBC reports.

But the Palestinian Authority, which governs in parts of the West Bank, condemned Israel's "military aggression" in a tweet, saying it was "traumatising an already beleaguered population of two million people".

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said he was "gravely concerned" by the ongoing violence. The UN Security Council has met to discuss the issue, but has not issued a statement. In a phone call with Netanyahu on Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden offered his support for Israel's security but stressed the need to restore "a sustainable calm".

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