#Palestine

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden has altered US foreign policy after taking office in January 2021. (Photo credit: Twitter/@JoeBiden)

  • Biden said he hoped the conflict ended "sooner or later"
  • The leaders agreed to stay in touch in the coming days
  • Biden said the US diplomatic efforts had been amplified during the crisis

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The hostilities between the two countries have left thousands wounded and killed hundreds. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Clashes erupted between the two countries in September 2015 at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque
  • Unrest continued for days, spreading across Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank
  • In April 2021, bloody violence marked early May, sparked by a year-long tensions

.Jerusalem, Israel
Picture shows Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, controlled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, on May 10, 2021. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Islamist group Hamas said several of its top commanders were killed in Israeli strikes
  • Israel's internal security agency named Issa as one of the top Hamas militants who were killed
  • Israeli Prime Minister said he had warned the lives of Palestinian militants in Gaza were at risk

.Jerusalem, Israel
Smoke caused by Israeli airstrikes are seen at a residential building in Gaza City, early Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • At least 35 Palestinians and five Israelis have died in the recent escalation
  • Several factors added up and resulted in the tensions, escalated by rocket attacks and airstrikes
  • Jerusalem has largely been the flashpoint in the Israel-Palestine conflict

.Jerusalén, Israel
Palestinians run from stun grenades fired by Israeli police officers during clashes at Damascus Gate. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The worst Israeli-Palestinian violence saw 1,000 rockets fired at the Jewish state and at least 55 people killed
  • Palestinian attacked Israel's commercial centre of Tel Aviv and other cities
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of emergency in the mixed Jewish-Arab Israeli city of Lod

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Actor Swara Bhaskar once again became the target for trolls when she called Israel an ‘apartheid state.' (Photo Credit: Twitter/ReallySwara)

  • Swara Bhasker started trending on Twitter after she called Israel an 'apartheid state
  • Her comment came amidst violence in Jerusalem between Palestine demonstrators and Israeli forces
  • Soon after her comment, netizens started trolling her with memes

.Idukki, Kerala, India
Israeli firefighters take cover as a siren sounds a warning of incoming rockets fired from the Gaza strip, in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • A caregiver from Kerala, working in Israel's Ashkelon city, was killed in a Hamas rocket attack
  • Soumya, 31, hailed from Kanjikuzhy panchayat in Kerala’s Idukki district
  • Soumya, who last visited Kerala three years ago, was planning to return in two months

.Tel Aviv, Israel
(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The rockets were fired towards an enclave of Gaza blocked by Israel
  • The steps were taken "as reprisal for the restarting of strikes against civilian homes"
  • Hamas also plans to launch 100 projectiles towards the town of Beersheva

.Jerusalem, Israel
.Jerusalem, Israel
The clashes first occurred at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • At least 30 people have been killed in the violence, including 28 Palestinians
  • Over 200 rockets have reportedly been fired by the Islamic militant group Hamas towards Israel
  • Israel said two people were killed during a fierce volley of rocket fire on the coastal town of Ashkelon