In Gaza, Omar Ghraib tweeted: I can’t breathe properly. Black smoke is all over the sky, the air smells disgusting. Israel showers Gaza with white phosphorus bombs which are banned under international law. It burns and melts the flesh upon contact. This is literally inhumane FIGHT FOR PALESTINE, FIGHT FOR GAZA.
According to follow-up reports received by most major western media, such tweets seen from Palestine on accusing Israel to use phosphorus bombs seem to be part of a Palestinian propaganda machine in action, and rumors based on other rumors.
What is true, that Israel has been fighting back and caused great damage, death, and harm in Gaza. Israel will not stop its military operation in Gaza until “complete quiet” has been achieved, the country’s defense minister has said, as airstrikes and rocket fire continued throughout Wednesday.
Palestinian PR leaders did confirm that the best way to help is through social media awareness, claiming people ae getting murdered and beaten on National TV.
US President Joe Biden tells reporters that he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Biden said he told Netanyahu that “My expectation and hope is that this will be closing down sooner than later, but Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory.”
A readout of the conversation provided by the White House said that Biden “shared his conviction that Jerusalem, a city of such importance to people of faith from around the world, must be a place of peace.”
The US Embassy in Jerusalem says in a security alert that it is “exploring options to assist US citizens wishing to leave Gaza.” The statement added, however, that “the situation is fluid and we do not have immediate plans for a US government-organized departure.”
On and off Israelis were forced into shelters, texting each other to find out if loved ones are ok. During an I24 news broadcast, reporters left the studio to escape to shelters in the Israeli city of Ashkelon. Shortly after this, I24 reported a pipeline in the city was just hit.
Tensions have escalated in Jerusalem al-Quds, the occupied West Bank, and Gaza throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the planned forced expulsions of dozens of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood
The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Wednesday that will be a closed-door meeting and has been requested by Tunisia, Norway, and China. The first, held Monday, ended without a joint statement, with the United States expressing reluctance to adopt a draft statement proposed by Norway “at this point.”
Two civilians were killed and more than 80 wounded by Gazan rockets raining down on Israeli cities and towns on Monday and Tuesday, with no end in sight.
The Israel Defense Forces estimated that Palestinian organizations in Gaza had fired more than 500 projectiles. The vast majority were directed at Israel’s southwest − the area adjacent to the Strip as well as the cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod − but Hamas fired seven long-range rockets toward Jerusalem on Monday evening and warning sirens were sounded in Israel’s capital and the nearby city of Beit Shemesh.
Thousands of mostly young Orthodox Israelis were in the capital’s streets, marking Jerusalem Day in celebration of its reunification under Israeli rule in 1967.
Islamic Jihad, the second-largest armed organization in Gaza, fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli civilian vehicle parked just outside the Strip on Monday. A video later released by the organization shows that its operatives saw that the driver was not wearing a uniform before they targeted the car. The driver, who had exited the vehicle and was a few yards away, was lightly wounded.
Israel responded to the rocket fire with a long series of airstrikes against “targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization in Gaza.” The IDF spokesperson said that more than 130 attacks have been carried out, targeting ammunition storage and manufacturing sites, Hamas attack tunnels intended for infiltration into Israel, and Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives. Palestinian sources reported 26 casualties, including nine children.
Attacks against Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Strip will continue, the IDF spokesperson said.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz issues a statement responding to the brutal rioting taking place across the country in which Arab and Jewish mobs have targeted innocent bystanders.
“On this evening, more than ever, our internal divisions are what threatens us. They are no less dangerous than Hamas’s missiles,” Gantz says.
“We must not win the battle in Gaza and lose the battle at home. The harsh images from the cities and streets tonight are Israelis tearing each other apart. The shocking violence in Bat Yam, Acre, Lod and other cities turns our stomachs and breaks the hearts of us all,” he adds.