The recent flare-up of violence in the besieged Gaza Strip was likely Israel’s contribution to a plot hatched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to divert the world’s attention away from the Saudi assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a report says.
Israeli warplanes have conducted fresh airstrikes ‘throughout’ the besieged Gaza Strip, killing three people, shortly after the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement fired an intense barrage of retaliatory rockets against the Israeli-occupied territories, triggering air sirens across southern settlements.
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she is “alarmed” by violence at the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied territories, threatening to take an action.
Israel soldiers have wounded dozens of Palestinians who had held a protesting rally along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip in a bid to break the decade-long blockade on the impoverished sliver.
The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel running from the southern part of the Gaza Strip into the occupied territories, which it claimed was dug by the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement with the aim of carrying out attacks.