Israel-Gaza conflict: fresh attacks after Biden calls for ‘significant de-escalation’

Israel-Gaza conflict: fresh attacks after Biden calls for ‘significant de-escalation’May 20, 2021

No sign of ceasefire progress as reports of airstrikes and sirens warning of rocket fire emerge early on Thursday

Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza pursued further cross-border attacks early on Thursday after Joe Biden called publicly for progress towards a ceasefire and Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continue military operations until “quiet and security” is restored.

Israel carried out more than a dozen airstrikes on Gaza after midnight, including two that destroyed two houses in the territory’s south, as the escalation in violence stretched into an 11th day. Medics said four people were wounded in an airstrike on the town of Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

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