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19 more Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip

According to a statement released by the Health Ministry on Friday, Israel's deadly attacks on the blockaded have brought the to 122, including more than 30 children and dozens of women.

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published May 14,2021

Israeli attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip killed 19 more Palestinians on Friday taking the death toll to 122, according to Gaza's Health Ministry.

The fatalities included more than children and nearly 20 women, while the number of injured close to 900 mark, according to a statement from the ministry.

Israeli warplanes on Friday resumed airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip after a two-hour pause.

In early morning attacks, fighter jets targeted several spots, including an iron workshop located in the Zaitun neighborhood of Gaza.

Tensions have been running high in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Damascus Gate since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan as Israeli forces and settlers assaulted Palestinians.

Tensions have been running high in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem over the past month as Israeli settlers swarmed in following a court order for the eviction of Palestinian families in the area.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed the entire city in 1980 -- a move that has never been recognized by the international community.