In the early morning hours of May 12, local time, Hamas militants confirmed that Israeli warplanes carried out a series of air strikes in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, destroying dozens of local police and security facilities, including the Gaza police headquarters. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they had blown up the homes of three senior Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip.
The three officials are Bassem Issa, the head of Gaza City, Raffa Salameh, the head of the Khan Younis region, and Mohammed Yazuri, the head of Hamas’s military intelligence service.
The IDF stated that the homes of the three men were “part of the terrorist infrastructure”. ”
The Israel Defense Forces reportedly continued to launch air strikes against various military targets throughout the night in the Gaza Strip , including air strikes on a multi-storey residential building in Gaza , which the Israeli military said was home to intelligence and other agencies of Palestinian groups such as Hamas .
Before the bombing, Israeli forces warned Palestinian civilians in the building to evacuate.
From the evening of the 11th to the morning of the 12th, Hamas and other armed groups fired more than 200 rockets into Israel’s central cities such as Tel Aviv, the death toll on the Israeli side increased to six.
Since the start of the Israeli-Palestinian war on the 10th, the Palestinians have fired about 1,000 rockets and mortar shells at Israel.
Hamas militant groups in the Gaza Strip say at least 35 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in three days. It was the fiercest fighting between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 Gaza war, raising international fears that the situation could spiral out of control.