Israel-Palestine War until noon May 20, 2021.Summary
The Israel Defense Forces continue to attack in the Gaza Strip. However, the intensity of hostilities in the enclave lessened, and a humanitarian convoy even entered from Egypt.
Although the Palestinian factions maintain their attack capacity and promise to continue the confrontation, the number of attacks they carry out has decreased significantly. The night turned out to be fairly quiet: for 8 hours there were no launches from the Gaza Strip. The rest of the rockets continue to be intercepted by the “Iron Dome”: according to the IDF, the system shot down 90% of the missiles that threatened populated areas.
There is more and more talk of an upcoming ceasefire: the United States, in particular, insists on a ceasefire. However, Israel still refuses to mediate the services and continues to bomb the Gaza Strip. However, this is more like a diplomatic gesture: the Israelis don’t want to give the impression of having agreed with the Americans. Therefore, at least for a time, they will continue to bomb, then declare the fulfillment of all the goals and cut the “Guardian of the wall” operation.
Several rockets were fired from the Lebanese side and the IDF returned fire. Everything indicates that Hezbollah will not intensify until the end of the war.
In Iran, there’s many statements on support of Palestine, and Turkish President Erdogan promised to continue the fight against it. Everything was limited to words: not a single country directly confronted the Israelis.
Tensions remain in the West Bank: At an intersection near Hebron, Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman armed with an M16 rifle. Fatah’s re-established military wing continues to demonstrate its intentions to oppose Israel. However, these are only local episodes: a large-scale uprising and the beginning of a full-blown Intifada are not expected.
According to the Gaza Health Ministry, 240 people have died in the Gaza Strip since the escalation began. Among them are 65 children and 39 women. 1,700 people were injured.
Israeli losses: 12 people killed and 329 injured.
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