Death Toll Rises To 36 As Isreali Forces Continue To Bombard Palestinian Cities

The death toll rises to 36 as Israeli forces clashes with Palestine over a long unresolved conflict. Isreali bombed Palestinian cities Gaza Jaffa

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said that they had killed two senior Hamas chiefs, Hassan Kaogi, head of the Hamas military intelligence security department, and his deputy, Wail Issa.
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IDF said the intel chiefs were killed by Israeli fighter jets. The Palestinian death toll was 36 on Wednesday morning, with ten children among the dead. Five Israelis are believed to have been killed in the conflict, in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years.

According to reports, Israel carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza into Wednesday morning, as the Islamist group and other Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and Beersheba.

One multi-storey residential building in Gaza collapsed and another was heavily damaged after they were repeatedly hit by Israeli airstrikes. Other strikes targeted what the military said were rocket launch sites, Hamas offices, and the homes of Hamas leaders.

It was the heaviest offensive between Israel and Hamas since a 2014 war in Gaza and prompted international concern that the situation could spiral out of control. The BBC reports that the round of violence between Israelis and Palestinians is happening because of the long and unresolved conflict between the two sides that have been left to fester.

Rockets are launched by Palestinian militants into Israel, in Gaza May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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