Israel-Gaza violence: death toll rises to 38 as UN envoy warns over escalationMay 12, 2021
Further airstrikes and rocket fire reported early on Wednesday in Gaza, Tel Aviv and Beersheba
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Israeli jets and Palestinian militants traded fresh airstrikes and rocket fire early on Wednesday as the UN’s Middle East envoy called for a cessation of hostilities, warning: “We’re escalating towards a full-scale war.”
The death toll since unrest broke out early on Tuesday rose to 38 – 35 in Gaza and three in Israel – as Israel carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza and Palestinian militant groups fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv, Beersheba, and other central Israeli cities.