GAZA, (BM) – BulgarianMilitary.com continues to monitor the situation in the Middle East and inform you about what is happening there.
According to Al Jazeera, the Israeli military has fired at least 20 rockets at the Lebanese village of Kfar Shuba in southern Lebanon. There is no information about casualties and destruction, but today we will follow in detail what is happening on the Israeli-Lebanese border. The reason for the Israeli missiles aimed at Lebanon are attempts by radical Palestinians to fire rockets at Israel. According to Israel, the Lebanese side has had at least six failed missile attacks.
Instructions are currently being issued to residents of some Lebanese villages near the Israeli-Lebanese border to evacuate. The Israeli Ministry of Defense confirmed the information about attacked Lebanese settlements, emphasizing that it had sent low-flying planes and drones into Lebanese airspace.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Forces confirmed that early Tuesday morning, 60 Israeli planes attacked 65 Hamas targets in Gaza, dropping more than 100 bombs in an attempt to destroy additional tunnels under Gaza, known as the “Hamas subway.” The attack took place at 3:45 this morning and lasted just over 30 minutes.
On the other side of the barricade, Hamas fired more than 90 rockets at Israel at night. According to information from a field source, 20 of these missiles exploded in Gaza. The IDF says it has intercepted dozens of these missiles but did not specify precisely how many.
Hamas launches rockets at Israel with larger warheads
Larger warheads, which cause more significant damage and have great destructive power, have begun to install the Palestinian political-military movement Hamas on their missiles, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing its field sources. The same information was confirmed hours later by Israeli Defense Forces [IDF] spokesman Jonathan Conricus. “The general trend is larger warheads and increased range,” he said during an online briefing.
However, military experts say that Hamas’ move will not be successful, and the results are already visible. Many missiles fired from Gaza crash into Gaza precisely because of the larger volume of the warhead and made them much less effective than previous Palestinian rockets.
According to the official information spread by the Israeli authorities, a little over 2,800 rockets were fired from Gaza in the direction of Israel, of which 430 exploded in Gaza. Israel claims that these 430 missiles were the cause of the death of more than 20 Palestinians.
What is happening in the area?
The violence began after the focus fell on controversial judicial and political actions over the Palestinian-populated Sheikh Jara district of East Jerusalem. An Israeli court initially ruled that Palestinians should be evicted from the neighborhood and be populated with Israelis. A hearing on the eviction followed, but it never ended last Sunday and was postponed.
On Monday, May 10, Jerusalem was subjected to a brief rocket attack by al-Quds and Hamas with a request on the eviction decision. Israel did not comply with the Palestinians, which led to a retaliatory strike and a rocket fire between the two countries for the second day in a row.
According to a field source, Israel has involved fighter jets and tanks in the conflict, which are hitting 130 targets in the Gaza Strip. These goals are related to the Hamas movement. According to the Israeli authorities, these goals are also associated with terrorist organizations.
The international community welcomes the actions of Israelis and Palestinians, but as statements from both sides make clear, both sides may reach no agreement soon.
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