ANL 23.80 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.17%)
ASC 16.30 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (0.62%)
ASL 22.57 Increased By ▲ 0.22 (0.98%)
BOP 8.32 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (1.22%)
BYCO 8.92 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.11%)
FCCL 18.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.05%)
FFBL 24.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.30 (-1.2%)
FFL 17.91 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.11%)
FNEL 8.55 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.83%)
GGGL 22.50 Increased By ▲ 0.20 (0.9%)
GGL 43.55 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.11%)
HUMNL 6.98 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (1.9%)
JSCL 20.75 Increased By ▲ 0.61 (3.03%)
KAPCO 38.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.05%)
KEL 3.60 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.84%)
MDTL 3.08 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.33%)
MLCF 36.63 Decreased By ▼ -0.47 (-1.27%)
NETSOL 158.53 Increased By ▲ 4.38 (2.84%)
PACE 6.02 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-1.95%)
PAEL 31.70 Increased By ▲ 0.30 (0.96%)
PIBTL 9.45 Increased By ▲ 0.07 (0.75%)
POWER 8.07 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.25%)
PRL 21.20 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.24%)
PTC 10.44 Decreased By ▼ -0.16 (-1.51%)
SILK 1.56 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (1.3%)
SNGP 43.50 Increased By ▲ 0.15 (0.35%)
TELE 23.09 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-0.6%)
TRG 175.91 Increased By ▲ 8.66 (5.18%)
UNITY 35.41 Increased By ▲ 0.69 (1.99%)
WTL 3.29 Increased By ▲ 0.17 (5.45%)
BR100 5,023 Increased By ▲ 49.37 (0.99%)
BR30 24,651 Increased By ▲ 435.21 (1.8%)
KSE100 46,880 Increased By ▲ 163.23 (0.35%)
KSE30 18,649 Increased By ▲ 89.37 (0.48%)

Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,004
6624hr
Pakistan Cases
1,215,821
3,01224hr
5.3% positivity
Sindh
447,678
Punjab
418,196
Balochistan
32,671
Islamabad
103,549
KPK
169,972
World

Twenty killed as Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas rocket barrage

  • Israel seized east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it, in a move not recognised by most of the international community.
11 May 2021

JERUSALEM: Israel launched deadly air strikes on Gaza Monday in response to a barrage of rockets fired by Hamas and other Palestinian, amid spiralling violence sparked by unrest at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

At least 20 people were killed, including nine children and a senior Hamas commander, and 65 others wounded, Gaza authorities said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Hamas had crossed a "red line" by directing missiles towards Jerusalem and that the Jewish state would "respond with force".

"We will not tolerate attacks on our territory, our capital, our citizens and our soldiers. Those who attack us will pay a heavy price," said Netanyahu, who held meetings with the heads of the army and the Shin Bet security agency.

Israel's army said 150 rockets had been launched from Gaza, dozens of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defence System, with no casualties reported.

The military said it had targeted "two rocket launchers, two military posts", a tunnel and eight Hamas operatives in Gaza.

Hamas sources confirmed to AFP that one of their commanders, Mohammed Fayyad, had been killed.

Tensions in Jerusalem have flared since Israeli riot police clashed with Palestinian worshippers on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in the city's worst disturbances since 2017.

Nightly unrest since then at the Al-Aqsa compound in annexed east Jerusalem has left hundreds of Palestinians wounded, drawing international calls for de-escalation and sharp rebukes from across the Muslim world.

Israel seized east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it, in a move not recognised by most of the international community.

Diplomatic sources told AFP that Egypt and Qatar, who have mediated past Israeli-Hamas conflicts, were attempting to calm tensions.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken strongly condemned the rocket attacks by Hamas, saying they "need to stop immediately".

"All sides need to de-escalate, reduce tensions, take practical steps to calm things down," he said.

Comments

Comments are closed.