May 13, 2021 08:02 UTC
  •  Hamas rockets hit heart of Tel Aviv, fly far beyond to Haifa, Nazareth

Hamas continues its resolute response to the Israeli regime’s unbridled and deadly aggression against the Gaza Strip, where the Palestinian resistance movement is located, with rockets reportedly striking the heart of Tel Aviv and flying well beyond.

The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, announced starting a fresh round of retaliatory attacks in early Thursday, Qatar’s Al Jazeera television network reported.

The Brigades said the fresh reprisal was a response to the regime’s striking civilian structures in Gaza.

Three Zionists were injured while trying to escape into shelters after hearing the rocket sirens in Tel Aviv, where three buildings were also seriously damaged by the resistance’s projectiles, the network said.

According to the Israeli regime’s newspaper Ha’aretz, five Zionists were injured after a resistance rocket struck a building in Tel Aviv. Israeli media outlets said a great fire also erupted after the strike and the area’s power was cut.

The Israeli strikes began after Gaza rose in protest against the regime’s brutalities in the Tel Aviv-occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, especially the holy city of al-Quds.

Palestinian resistance movements then started retaliating by flying hundreds of rockets towards the occupied territories.

Unprecedented resistance achievement

According to various reports, for the first time during the resistance’s struggle against the Israeli occupation, the Palestinians’ rockets overflew well beyond Tel Aviv, reaching as far as the cities of Haifa and Nazareth that are situated in the north of the occupied territories.

Zionists also reported that several buildings had been stricken in the city of Rishon LeZion in the north-central part of the occupied territories.

US blocks anti-Israeli bid at UN despite spike in Palestinian toll

The US has, meanwhile, blocked a UN Security Council statement against the appalling spike in the Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

Up until Wednesday, the administration of United States President Joe Biden had been invited three times to negotiations, proposed by Norway and Tunisia that could lead to the statement’s release. It turned down the offer in all the cases.

Washington has alleged that it was seeking to resolve the escalation through diplomatic intervention, claiming that such a statement could derail its efforts.

A potential statement on the part of the Security Council would ask Tel Aviv to halt its brutality against the two Palestinian territories.

The US’s non-cooperation with the bid came, although, Tor Wennesland, the UN special coordinator for the efforts that focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, warned on Twitter, “Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards a full-scale war.”

“The cost of war in Gaza is devastating & is being paid by ordinary people,” he added. The regime has so far staged three wholesale wars against the coastal enclave, killing thousands of Gazans in each.

UNRWA alarmed at Israeli infanticide

The UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees condemned “in the strongest possible terms" the earlier killing of four children, two siblings and two cousins, during an Israeli airstrike on Gaza.

It said the victims were under the age of 12 and went to schools in the territory sponsored by the agency.

“Our hearts go out to their families and friends in communities that have been so cruelly affected by this latest escalation.”