Earlier on Tuesday, the IDF approved continuous attacks on Gaza in the next 24 hours as the latest escalation of Israeli-Palestinian tensions shows no sign of abating.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Palestinians to unite amid escalating tensions between israel and the Palestinian movement Hamas, viewed by Tel Aviv as a terrorist group.
Israel’s Ambassador to the US and UN Gilad Erdan was quick to respond by arguing it was “typical that Khamenei, leader of the axis of evil, would urge Palestinians to unite in violence and hatred towards Israel”.
Khamenei’s call for Palestinian unity came after Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Ahmed Aboul Gheit denounced Israel’s air raids on the Gaza Strip. The latter resulted in the deaths of over 20 Palestinians.
He described Israel’s actions as “indiscriminate and irresponsible”, adding that they were driven by “vengeful and domestic” political intentions. Aboul Gheit blamed Israel for the ongoing escalation and called upon the international community to take immediate measures to push Israel to “stop aggression in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip”.
Israeli-Palestinian Tensions on Rise
Earlier in the day, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said that over 200 rockets had been launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel….