Palestinian organization Hamas has launched rocket attacks on three cities of Israel. According to a report, rockets were fired at the capital Tel Aviv, Sderot and Ashkelon city at around 8 am on Saturday morning. These rockets have fallen on residential buildings. 5 people have died. More than 100 people have been injured. The death toll may increase.
Hamas has claimed that they have attacked Israel with 5 thousand rockets. According to the report, Hamas has taken responsibility for these attacks and announced to start military operation against Israel. Here, Israel’s army has also said that it is ready for war. The Army has issued an alert of ‘Readiness for War’ for its soldiers.
Hamas said – this is revenge for desecrating Al-Aqsa Mosque
Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif said – the ongoing operation has been named Al-Aqsa Flood. This is revenge for Israel’s desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Actually, Israeli police had thrown grenades at Al-Aqsa Mosque in April 2023. In between the attacks, there will be a meeting of the Israeli Cabinet at the Defense Ministry headquarters.
Pictures of the attack went viral on social media
Videos related to the attack are going viral on social media. In a video of the attack in the city of Ashkelon, buildings and vehicles parked on the streets can be seen burning. 5 people have died in the attack. Among those who died is a 70 year old woman.
Hamas fighters seen roaming on the streets
Israel calls Hamas a terrorist organization, hence Israel has called the attack on Saturday a terrorist attack. Many videos are surfacing on social media, in which fighters can be seen roaming around. However, these videos have not been confirmed. The number of troops has been increased in Ashkelon and Tel Aviv.
Saudi was about to give recognition to Israel, meanwhile Hamas attacked
This attack is taking place at a time when America is trying to get recognition for Israel by making an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Israel. In fact, just a few days ago, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had said that he is very close to normalizing relations with Israel. Those reports were also rejected, which said that Saudi Arabia has stopped talks to improve relations with Israel regarding the issue of Palestine. However, MBS said- This issue is very important for us. It is very important to resolve this issue so that the lives of Palestinians can become easier.
12 Palestinians were killed in an Israeli attack 3 months ago
About 12 Palestinians were killed in the 2-day operation in Jenin city between Israel and Palestine. An Israeli soldier was also killed during this raid. Meanwhile, in Tel Aviv, a Hamas supporter entered a bus stop with his car and started attacking people with a knife.
Why is there dispute between Israel and Palestine
This conflict has been going on in this area of the Middle East for at least 100 years. There is dispute over areas like West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights. Palestine claims these areas including East Jerusalem. At the same time, Israel is not ready to give up its claim on Jerusalem. Gaza Strip is between Israel and Egypt. This place is currently under the control of Hamas. This is an anti-Israel group. In September 2005, Israel withdrew its forces from the Gaza Strip. In 2007, Israel imposed several restrictions on this area. Palestine says that an independent Palestine state should be established in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Hamas: how and why it was formed
Even after the birth of Israel in 1948, its struggle with Palestine continued at every level. When Israel felt that it was becoming weak in front of Palestine at the diplomatic level, in the 1970s it created a fundamentalist Palestinian organization in opposition to the moderate Palestinian leaders. It was named Hamas. However, the formal establishment of Hamas is considered to be in 1987.
Former Israeli General Yitzhak Segev had said – This policy of killing with poison was a historical mistake. The Israeli government also gave me the budget for Hamas. We regret this even today. Sejve also served as governor of Gaza in the 1980s. Hamas receives funding from Turkey and Qatar. Khaled Meshaal, a leader of Hamas, even opened its office in Qatar. Iran also supplies arms and money to Hamas. However, Iran is a Shia country, while the Arab World is Sunni.
There are about 27 thousand people in Hamas
There are about 27 thousand people in Hamas. These are divided into 6 regional brigades. It has 25 battalions and 106 companies. Their commanders keep changing.
Hamas has 4 wings. The chief of the military wing is Is ad-Din Al Qasim. The command of the political wing is in the hands of Ismail Hania. Musa Abu Marzooq is at number two in this wing. Another leader is Khalid Mashal. It depends on the Muslim Brotherhood for international affairs. There is also a social wing.
Occupying parts of Israel that are mostly Palestinian. Establishing itself as an independent country.
After many years, now Hamas has been able to harass Israel. Its members join the crowd of common people and attack Israeli soldiers. Due to Israel’s power, not much help is available now. In every clash, Hamas suffered losses.