The violence in Israel is nothing new, but today, comes a renewed violence — this time, in response to yet another conflict over Israel’s claim to lands. Gaza, a strip of land between Israel, the Mediterranean Sea, and Egypt, has long been disputed as to whether or not it is Israeli land or the land of the Palestinians, the Arab Muslim people who have claimed the land as autonomous, and controlled by the Palestinian National Authority. Israel still lays claim to the land as part of the sovereign country of Israel.
The newest conflict has surrounded an area known as Sheikh Jarrah, an area of Northeastern Jerusalem where the population is primarily Arab. The accusation is that Israel is unjustly evicting several Palestinian families from the neighborhood. The area has been back and forth between Jewish/Israeli control and Arab/Muslim control over the past 80 years, leading to the current crisis of claim to the property. Jews, who originally owned the property before 1948 were forced out by Jordanian forces. In 1967, during the Six-Days War, Israel regained control of the neighborhood, restoring the control of the area to any families that could prove they were unlawfully evicted by the Jordanians. As a result, a long and sometimes bloody battle has ensued due to the conflict over the land’s ownership.
Hamas, the pro-Palestinian terror organization, launched a series of rocket attacks against Israel in response to renewed efforts to evict the Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The rocket attacks sent Israel into defensive action, sounding air-raid sirens and activating the Iron Dome, an active-defensive system that can target and shoot down incoming Palestinian rocket and missile attacks.
🚨 Air raid sirens continue to sound across southern Israel.
Thousands of Israeli families are seeking shelter as Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fire more rockets at Israeli cities and towns.
America must stand w/ Israel as our ally defends its citizens from Palestinian terror. https://t.co/o28BC0NCoi
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) May 10, 2021
A barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza toward Jerusalem and southern Israel moments ago, targeting Israeli civilians.
— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) May 10, 2021
The Iron Dome is extremely effective, handing most of the incoming rockets.
BREAKING: 9PM IN ISRAEL: A massive barrage of rockets was just fired from #Gaza at multiple locations throughout Israel. Iron Dome is currently engaging targets. Sirens sounding throughout #Israel. pic.twitter.com/wmM7foXEgw
— YWN REPORTER (@YWNReporter) May 10, 2021
VIDEO #1 (Ashkelon) at least 15 rockets were fired in the barrage, majority intercepted by the Iron Dome. pic.twitter.com/TkNz88JMFa
— Doge (@IntelDoge) May 10, 2021
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) May 10, 2021
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) May 10, 2021
Video shows the moment a rocket barrage was launched from Gaza, and intercepted by the Iron Dome over Ashkelon pic.twitter.com/NNacF2y78x
— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) May 10, 2021
Many pro-Palestinian people took to Twitter to show their support for the attacks against Israel.
The resistance in #Gaza have published a video documenting their bombing of an “#israeli”military jeep at the #Gaza ‘border’ earlier today. #GazaUnderAttack #SaveGaza#Jerusalem #SaveSheikhJarrah #AlAqsa #StopAnnexation #Nakba pic.twitter.com/GEC8yeieVO
— Aliya Hasan🇵🇸🇾🇪❤️✌️ (@AliyaHasan_) May 10, 2021
Rockets fired from Gaza as things escalate… #Gaza #Palestinians #Jerusalem #Palestinian #SheikhJarrah #Palestine #IsraeliCrimes #AlAqsa #AlAqsaMosque #AlAqsaUnderAttack #Apartheid pic.twitter.com/qxcIcWSVEA
— عمير مرزه (@Prof_Deeen) May 10, 2021
— 👑🇵🇸Ref3t🇵🇸👑 (@Refaat_ashraf1) May 10, 2021
— Ibrahim Hmayel (@IbrahimHmayel) May 10, 2021
— ندى تحب اكسو 🥺❤️ (@NadaShh3) May 10, 2021
In response, Israel launched a counter-offensive, conducting strategic, surgical strikes in Gaza to prevent further rocket attacks as well as stop those who may have been responsible for the planning of the attacks.
After terrorists in Gaza fired a barrage of rockets at central and southern Israel over the past few hours, we just struck 3 Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
We hold the Palestinian terror group Hamas in Gaza accountable for this serious aggression against us.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 10, 2021
Those responsive attacks may have killed as many as 11, including, according to the Palestinians, numerous children. Warning: Some of the images below may be disturbing to some.
— Reem (@Reemimo_321) May 10, 2021
— Reem (@Reemimo_321) May 10, 2021
Some question how the conflict continues to spill over to violence but with calls like the one below, there really isn’t any question as to why this occurs.
If you want to understand why 30 years after Oslo and 16 years after Israel's complete withdrawal from Gaza there still isn't peace, this here is a good starting point: https://t.co/OxbEsTzZCy
— Daniel Schwammenthal (@DSchwammenthal) May 10, 2021
As this conflict continues to escalate, check back to RedState for updates and additional information.