Amid protests, thousands of people around the world have shown their support for the Palestinians some of the worst battles between Israelis and Palestinians after the 2014 war in the sector, on Saturday protesters from Canada to Japan waved flags and chanted “Free Palestine”.
The protests are happening as tensions and violence in the region grow 145 Palestinians and 10 Israelis were killed, including children.
The violence began last week during Ramadan, Israeli security forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque, injuring many worshipers and forcing Hamas to retaliate with rocket fire. Israeli police too forcibly pinned down protesters demonstration against the expulsion of Palestinians from homes in the Sheikh Jara district.
The video was also shown The defense system of the Israeli dome illuminating the night sky as it intercepted a barrage of missiles.
An Israeli air strike on Saturday got into a refugee camp in Gazakilling eight children and two women. Hours later, new airstrikes destroyed a 12-story apartment building in the Gaza Strip that housed international news organizations, including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera, which was widely condemned as a threat to a free press in the region.
The Israeli military claimed that it was necessary to strike at the building, which took place so quickly that reporters had to leave the equipment behind because it had “Hamas military intelligence assets.“AP, however, said there was “no indication that Hamas was in the building or was active in the building.”
“This is something we are actively checking to the best of our ability,” the statement said. “We would never deliberately put our journalists at risk.”
On Saturday, President Joe Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing “serious concern” about the situation, but without mentioning the Israeli raids directly, the report said.
The latest round of violence has forced people around the world to rally in solidarity, with some protesters facing violence from police.