May 12th 2021, the situation between Israel and Palestine has deteriorated rapidly in recent days. The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday that more than 1,000 rockets have been fired into central and southern Israel in the past 38 hours.
Israeli media said the “Iron Dome” anti-aircraft missile system deployed in the nearby tel Aviv town of Eshkelen failed at one point, with rockets hitting local pipelines.
Jonathan Conrikas, one of Israel’s military spokesmen, said at a news conference on the 12th that Palestinian militant groups fired more than 1,000 rockets into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, of which about 200 did not cross the border and exploded in Palestinian enclaves, Russian satellite news agency reported.
According to “East Network” quoted Israeli media reports, Tuesday (11th) night, there were dense rocket shells like rain landed in Tel Aviv and other places, Ashkelon’s “Iron Dome” air defense system failed, unable to intercept incoming rockets, hit the pipeline and killed two civilians. The air defence system has now been revised and is now back to normal operation.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has escalated in recent days. 11, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets into southern Israel, while Israel also launched air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip.
The clashes left at least 28 Palestinians and three Israelis dead. Both sides in the conflict have shown a hard line. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on the 11th, Israel will step up the fight against Gaza, the power and frequency of attacks will increase. Haniyeh, the head of Hamas’s politburo, warned Israel that it would be prepared to deal with the escalation if it allowed it to escalate.