May 13 2021 Tensions between Israel and Palestine are still escalating. As of 12 local time, the two sides since 2014 the fiercest conflict has killed dozens of people. While the international community called for a ceasefire between the two sides, the United States “stood by” and became an “accomplice” behind the scenes.
Violence escalates: Gunfire flies and dozens of people are killed
The Israeli military said it would continue to attack the militant group
The Israeli military said militant groups in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 1,000 rockets since October, hundreds of which were aimed at Tel Aviv, where air strikes sounded overnight. According to the Israeli army, 850 of these rockets were fired into Israeli territory or intercepted by Israel’s “Iron Dome” air defence system, while the rest fell into Gaza.
Israeli forces immediately retaliated by air strikes on hundreds of targets of militant groups in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) confirmed that several senior Hamas commanders were killed in a large-scale air strike launched by Israel on the 12th.
Israeli Defense Minister Ganz said on the 12th, the military will continue to attack armed groups to achieve a comprehensive and long-term calm, after which “can talk about a ceasefire.” Hamas leader Haniyeh warned that “if Israel wants to escalate, we are ready.” ”
The worst conflict between Israel and palestine in seven years began on the evening of 7 May, when a large number of Palestinians went to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to protest against the Israeli judiciary’s demand for the removal of Palestinians living in the Sheikh Jala area of East Jerusalem. Israeli military and police clashed with protesters, injuring more than 200 people. 10, the two sides in the Old City Temple Mount another explosion of conflict, resulting in more than 300 people were injured. The violence has since escalated, killing at least 56 people and injuring more than 330 others.
The international community expresses its concern
The United States “pretends to be stupid” as an accomplice
In the face of the current situation between Israel and Palestine, the international community expresses its concern and concern. The United Nations Security Council is preparing to reconvene an emergency meeting on this issue. The UN’s Middle East peace process coordinator, Vines lan, warned that the situation was “on the verge of becoming an all-out war”.
Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and other countries have issued statements condemning Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, while calling on all parties to resume dialogue as soon as possible. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on both sides to “cliff the horse” and “show self-control.”
However, U.S. Secretary of State John Blinken had earlier spoken by phone with Israeli Foreign Minister Ashkenazi, expressing concern only “in a statement” and calling on all parties to ease tensions. The U.S. side has unilaterally accused Hamas of firing rockets at Israel, and State Department spokesman John Pusaki said Israel has the right to defend itself.
Reported that the United States provides Israel with $3.8 billion a year in military assistance, the regional conflict is to blame for the intensification, but when the need to mediate the conflict remain silent, which is undoubtedly “condoning” Israeli air strikes on the Palestinians.
Moreover, U.S. President Joe Biden has not been fully prepared for a possible Israeli-Palestinian conflict since taking office. Biden has made it clear that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not his priority in the face of other pressing issues at home and abroad, and he has not even nominated a U.S. ambassador to Israel. Some scholars believe that this is undoubtedly acquiescing to Israel’s “do what it wants”.
Wittes, a former State Department official and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said the recent escalation of violence shows that the Biden administration is “stupid in trying to marginalize The Israeli-Palestinian issue.” ”