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‘Not a single Israeli should die of unprovoked Hamas attacks,’ ex-defense minister tells RT, shows ROCKET part live on air — RT World News From “RT World News”



Peace in Gaza can only be achieved if Hamas stops attacking Israel, the country’s former defense minister, Naftali Bennett, told RT. He showed a piece of a rocket which he said had struck an Israeli home.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) plan on taking down Palestinian militant group Hamas’ operatives and their command centers, while all options remain on the table, Bennett, the leader of the right-wing Yamina party, a member of Knesset and former defense minister, told RT on Sunday.“Last Monday, unprovoked, Hamas started shooting rockets at Israel. They decided when this round [of the conflict] would start. Israel will decide when it ends,” he said.Gazan health officials reported that over 180 Palestinians, including at least 52 children, were killed in Israeli airstrikes over the past week. Ten civilians were killed in Israel by rockets fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza during the same period.Bennett argued there was “no equivalence” between the actions of the IDF and Hamas, despite the fact that Palestinian casualties vastly outnumber those killed in Israel. When asked if Israel views the deaths of civilians in Gaza as collateral damage, Bennet said, “No.”“No civilian death is acceptable, and that’s why we abhor the fact that Hamas uses civilians as human shields,” he said.The Israeli politician accused Hamas of “murdering its own people by hiding cowardly behind civilians, by hiding its command centers within buildings that belong to hospitals or schools.” He added that the group bears “direct responsibility for all the deaths.”

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Bennett said Israel was only bombing Gaza in response to volleys of rockets launched at Israeli cities. To illustrate his point, he showed what appeared to be a used rocket shell.“This rocket over here landed this morning in a home in Sderot next to the bed of a 9-year-old child,” he said while showcasing the item live on air.The former defense minister stressed that the conflict will only end once Hamas lays down arms and stops attacking Israel.“If they use their resources to build schools, hospitals, to build a future for their children – there will be peace. If they continue building more and more terrorist bases – [the conflict] will go on for a while,” Bennett said.The dramatic escalation between Hamas and Israel was preceded by clashes between Arabs and Israelis in Jerusalem.Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!







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Heavy rocket barrage on central Israel, Taiybe, Qalansawe and the West Bank : worldnews From “World News”



Yes, the West Bank. Sirens were heard in the Arab cities of Taiybe and Qalansawe, inside Israel. A rocket landed as far as the town of Qabalan, a Palestinian town inside the West Bank. Also, a direct hit in a residential home inside Ramat Gan (near Tel Aviv), one civilian died.On this picture you can see the map of the target zones. On the left side, central Israel and Tel Aviv metropolitan area. On the upper side it is an area within the Triangle, near Taiybe, Qalansawe and Tira. Arab cities within Israel. On the right side, that is the West Bank, the Israeli settlements and Palestinian towns – Area A in control of the Palestinian Authority.







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Israel Fires Artillery Into Gaza, Palestinian Rocket Attacks Persist From “NDTV News – World-news”



Streaks of light as Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercept rockets launched from the Gaza.Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel’s commercial centre.As hostilities entered their fifth day, with no sign of abating, the Israeli military said in a statement shortly after midnight that air and ground forces were attacking the Hamas-run enclave. Rocket barrages from Gaza swiftly followed.Although the statement gave no further details, Israeli military affairs correspondents who are briefed regularly by the armed forces said it was not a ground invasion, and that troops were firing artillery from Israel’s side of the border.Residents of northern Gaza, near the Israeli frontier, said they had seen no sign of Israeli ground forces inside the enclave but reported heavy artillery fire and dozens of air strikes.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday the campaign “will take more time”. Israeli officials said Hamas, Gaza’s most powerful militant group, must be dealt a strong deterring blow before any ceasefire.The U.N. Security Council will publicly discuss the worsening violence between Israel and Palestinian militants on Sunday, diplomats said after the United States earlier objected to a meeting on Friday.The sound of artillery fire and explosions echoed across northern and eastern parts of Gaza into early Friday morning. Witnesses said many families living in areas near the border quit their homes, some seeking shelter at United Nations-run schools.Violence also spread to mixed communities of Jews and Arabs in Israel, a new front in the long conflict. Synagogues were attacked and fighting broke out on the streets of some towns, prompting Israel’s president to warn of civil war.At least 109 people were killed in Gaza, including 29 children, over the previous four days, Palestinian medical officials said. On Thursday alone, 52 Palestinians were killed in the enclave, the highest single-day figure since Monday.Seven people were killed in Israel: a soldier patrolling the Gaza border, five Israeli civilians, including two children, and an Indian worker, Israeli authorities said.Worried that the region’s worst hostilities in years could spiral out of control, the United States was sending in an envoy, Hady Amr.Truce efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations had yet to deliver a sign of progress.U.S. President Joe Biden called on Thursday for a de-escalation of the violence, saying he wanted to see a significant reduction in rocket attacks.After Sunday’s Security Council meeting was announced, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations tweeted: “The U.S. will continue to actively engage in diplomacy at the highest levels to try to de-escalate tensions.”Militants fired rocket salvoes at Tel Aviv and surrounding towns on Thursday, with the Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepting many of them. Communities near the Gaza border and the southern desert city of Beersheba were also targeted.Five Israelis were wounded by a rocket that hit a building near Tel Aviv on Thursday.Netanyahu said Israel has struck a total of close to 1,000 militant targets in the territory.UN Meeting DelayedDiplomats said the United States, a close ally of Israel, objected to a request by China, Norway and Tunisia for a public, virtual meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday to discuss the violence.U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters such a meeting would be better next week to allow time for diplomacy in hopes of achieving a de-escalation.Standing beside a Gaza road damaged in Israeli air strikes, Assad Karam, 20, a construction worker, said: “We are facing Israel and COVID-19. We are in between two enemies.”In Tel Aviv, Yishai Levy, an Israeli singer, pointed at shrapnel that came down on a sidewalk outside his home.”I want to tell Israeli soldiers and the government, don’t stop until you finish the job,” he said on YNet television.Israel launched its offensive after Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians near al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.A number of foreign airlines have cancelled flights to Israel because of the unrest.’Disrupting’ HamasBrigadier-General Hidai Zilberman, the Israeli military’s chief spokesman, said attacks on militants’ rocket production and launching sites were “disrupting Hamas’ activities”, but still not to the point of stopping the barrages.He said between 80 and 90 militants had been killed in Israeli attacks.Zilberman said Israel was “building up forces on the Gaza border”, a deployment that raised speculation about a possible ground invasion, a move that would recall similar incursions during Israel-Gaza wars in 2014 and in 2009.Israeli military affairs correspondents, have said however that a major ground incursion is unlikely, citing high casualties among the risks.Hamas armed wing spokesman Abu Ubaida responded to the troop buildup with defiance, urging Palestinians to rise up.”Mass up as you wish, from the sea, land and sky. We have prepared for your kinds of deaths that would make you curse yourselves,” he said.So far some 1,750 rockets have been fired at Israel, of which 300 fell short in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said.The hostilities have fuelled tension between Israeli Jews and the country’s 21% Arab minority who live alongside them in some communities. Jewish and Arab groups attacked people and damaged shops, hotels and cars overnight.Although the unrest in Jerusalem was the trigger for hostilities, Palestinians are frustrated by setbacks to their aspirations for an independent state in recent years, including Washington’s recognition of disputed Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.On the Israeli political front, Netanyahu’s chances to remain in power after an inconclusive March 23 election appeared to improve significantly after his main rival, centrist Yair Lapid, suffered a major setback in efforts to form a government.(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)







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Israel plans Gaza ground invasion, Hamas fires new long-range rocket in major escalation From “World News”



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SpaceX first orbital Starship rocket flight plan revealed From “International: Top News And Analysis”



Starship prototype SN9 launches from the company’s development facility in Boca Chica, Texas.SpaceXElon Musk’s SpaceX on Thursday revealed in filings to the Federal Communications Commission its plan for the next step in testing its massive Starship rocket, in a flight that would splash down off the coast of Hawaii.SpaceX has conducted multiple test flights of Starship prototypes over the past year, but the plans outline the company’s first attempt to reach orbit with the rocket. Starship prototypes stand at about 150 feet tall, or about the size of a 15-story building, and are built of stainless steel, representing the early version of the rocket that Musk unveiled in 2019.The company’s FCC filings say it will launch a Starship rocket atop a “Super Heavy” booster stage from SpaceX’s development facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Then the booster will separate, to partially return “and land in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 20 miles from the shore,” the filings say.”The Orbital Starship will continue on flying between the Florida Straits. It will achieve orbit until performing a powered, targeted landing approximately 100km (~62 miles) off the northwest coast of Kauai in a soft ocean landing,” SpaceX wrote in the filing.Become a smarter investor with CNBC Pro.Get stock picks, analyst calls, exclusive interviews and access to CNBC TV. Sign up to start a free trial today.







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Gaza conflict intensifies with rocket barrages and air strikes From “World News Headlines, Latest International News, World Breaking News – Times of India”



People gather items from the rubble of a residential building in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Thursday, May 13, 2021, that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike. (Hosam Salem/The New York Times)GAZA/JERUSALEM: Palestinian militants fired more rockets into Israel’s commercial heartland on Thursday as Israel kept up a punishing bombing campaign in Gaza and massed tanks and troops on the enclave’s border. The four days of cross-border violence showed no sign of abating and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the campaign “will take more time”. The violence has also spread to mixed communities of Jews and Arabs in Israel, a new front in the long conflict. Synagogues were attacked and fighting broke out on the streets of some communities, prompting Israel’s president to warn of the danger of civil war. Worried that the region’s worst hostilities in years could spiral out of control, the United States is sending an envoy, Hady Amr. Truce efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations have so far offered no sign of progress. In renewed air strikes on Gaza, Israeli warplanes struck a six-storey residential building that it said belonged to Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave. Netanyahu said Israel has struck close to a thousand militant targets in Gaza in total. The Gaza health ministry said 87 people, including 18 children and eight women, have been killed and 530 others wounded – further straining hospitals already under heavy pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are facing Israel and Covid-19. We are in between two enemies,” said Asad Karam, 20, a construction worker, standing beside a road damaged during the air strikes. An electricity pole had collapsed by the road, its wires severed. A Palestinian rocket had earlier crashed into a building near Israel’s commercial capital of Tel Aviv, injuring five Israelis, police said. Seven people have been killed in Israel since hostilities began, the Israeli military said. Israel has prepared combat troops along the Gaza border and was in “various stages of preparing ground operations”, a military spokesman said, a move that would recall similar incursions during Israel-Gaza wars in 2014 and 2008-2009. Hamas armed wing spokesman Abu Ubaida responded to the troop buildup with defiance, urging Palestinians to rise up. “Mass up as you wish, from the sea, land and sky. We have prepared for your kinds of deaths that would make you curse yourselves,” he said. BIDEN’S HOPESHealth authorities in Gaza said they were investigating the deaths of several people overnight who they said may have inhaled poisonous gas. US President Joe Biden said he hoped fighting “will be closing down” sooner rather than later. Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed in a video call for an end to the fighting. “The main goal is to stop violent acts from both sides and ensure the safety of the civilian population,” the Kremlin said in a statement. French President Emmanuel Macron also urged a “definite reset” of negotiations between the two sides, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for an “urgent de-escalation” of violence. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will continue strikes against the military capabilities of Hamas and other Gaza groups. Hamas is regarded as a terrorist group by the United States and Israel. On Wednesday, Israeli forces killed a senior Hamas commander and bombed several buildings which Israel said were linked to the faction’s activities. Israel unleashed its offensive after Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in retaliation for Israeli police clashes with Palestinians near al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The hostilities have opened a new front by fuelling tension between Israeli Jews and the country’s 21% Arab minority who live alongside them in some communities. Jewish and Arab groups attacked people and damaged shops, hotels and cars overnight. In Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv, dozens of Jews beat and kicked a man thought to be an Arab as he lay on the ground. One person was shot and badly wounded by Arabs in the town of Lod, where authorities imposed a curfew, and over 150 arrests were made in Lod and Arab towns in northern Israel, police said. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called for an end to “this madness”. “We are endangered by rockets that are being launched at our citizens and streets, and we are busying ourselves with a senseless civil war among ourselves,” he said. FLIGHTS CANCELLEDA number of foreign carriers have cancelled flights to Israel because of the unrest. The fatalities in Israel include a soldier killed while patrolling the Gaza border and six civilians, including two children and an Indian worker, medical authorities said. The Israeli military said some 400 of 1,600 rockets fired by Gaza factions had fallen short, potentially causing some Palestinian civilian casualties. The conflict has led to the freezing of talks by Netanyahu’s opponents on forming a governing coalition to unseat him after Israel’s inconclusive March 23 election. Although the latest problems in Jerusalem were the immediate trigger for hostilities, Palestinians are frustrated by setbacks to their aspirations for an independent state in recent years, including Washington’s recognition of disputed Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail







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John Cockerill Defense integrates rocket artillery system into its turret From “Defence Blog”



Belgian-based John Cockerill Defense successfully integrated a rocket artillery system into its Cockerill 3030 medium-caliber turret.The company offers a variant of its latest generation of turret system that will combine the Cockerill 3030 turret solution (part of the Cockerill 3000 series) with the Thales’s 70mm guided and unguided rockets.The advanced configuration of the modular Cockerill 3030 turret is fitted with a 30x173mm cannon and 70mm rocket artillery system with a range of more than 4,5 miles. – ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW – The weapons system also includes two state of the art sighting systems enabling hunter/killer capabilities as well as facilitating vehicle commander situational awareness.This turret can be rapidly fielded to meet near-term requirements and has embedded modular growth capabilities inherent to its design to enable future technology and lethality improvements.







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Israeli Boy, 6, Killed In Barrage Of Hamas Rocket Fire From “NDTV News – World-news”



An Israeli man checks the damages after a rocket attack from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.Gaza City, Palestinian Territories: Hamas said it fired a barrage of rockets Wednesday towards central and southern Israel, where rescue workers reported one of them killed a six-year-old boy.The militants said in a statement that it launched 130 rockets in response to an Israeli air raid that levelled the Al-Sharouk tower in Gaza City.AFP reporters and the Israeli army confirmed sirens were sounding in several southern communities and the Tel Aviv area.Various locations in Israel’s south were hit by a number of rockets, resulting in wounds and a death, medics said.”A six-year-old boy was killed when a rocket fired from Gaza struck a residential building in Sderot,” United Hatzalah said.Magen David Adom medics said they were treating six others in Sderot, as well as in coastal city Ashkelon.The Al-Sharouk tower, which housed the bureau of the Al-Aqsa television channel, is the third tall structure levelled by Israeli fire since the bombing campaign began on Monday.Gaza militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets since Monday, according to Israel’s army, which has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on Islamist groups in the crowded coastal enclave of Gaza.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)







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Gaza rocket kills 6-year-old boy in Israel’s Sderot: rescuers : worldnews From “World News”



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step inside an Israeli rocket shelter with RT’s producer on the ground (VIDEO) — RT World News From “RT World News”



When sirens sound and rockets rain down from above, Israelis flee to their bomb shelters. Watch RT’s Asiya Apakova give a guided tour of her building’s rocketproof safe room.

Amid the latest round of violence between Israel and Hamas, sirens sounded over Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening, as hundreds of rockets launched from Gaza screamed toward the city. The wail of sirens is a familiar sound for Israelis living within range of Hamas’ rockets, and it sends a clear message: take cover immediately.RT Executive Producer Asiya Apakova lives in Tel Aviv, and gave a tour of her apartment building’s shelter. Located behind a thick iron door in the building’s lobby, the shelter allows residents to wait out air raids in safety. While some residents have their own personal shelters at home, the communal one in the lobby can take anyone who doesn’t, as well as nearby pedestrians who need to duck in quickly.Apakova’s building is normally locked, but the front door is left open during attacks. “The door is open, so that anyone who is outside during the attack can get into the building and into the shelter,” she explained.Every resident has a key to the shelter, which is used for storage during times of peace. Inside, residents leave bags of supplies – water, snacks and power banks – to tide them over during bombardments. Two air-conditioning units guarantee a pleasant climate inside the shelter.The shelter has one window, but behind it, an ”iron curtain.” “You close the curtain, you close the window, and that’s it, then you close the door,” Apakova explained.

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From the moment a rocket is launched in Gaza, residents of Tel Aviv have around two minutes to make it to a shelter. Those living closer to the strip, for example in the cities of Ashkelon or Sderot, can have less than 30 seconds to prepare for impact. Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system can intercept around 90 percent of incoming rockets, but sustained fire from Gaza in recent days has managed to overwhelm its capabilities.Residents of Gaza, however, do not have such protection. While Hamas’ rockets have killed six Israelis, including two children, retaliatory strikes by the Israeli military have killed 56 Palestinians, including 14 children, according to figures from the Palestinian Health Ministry.Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!







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