20 Killed as Violent Clashes Over Jerusalem Leads to Rockets, Air Strikes

20 Killed as Violent Clashes Over Jerusalem Leads to Rockets, Air Strikes

- The tension between Israel and the Palestinians has escalated resulting in the launch of air strikes and rockets

- Twenty people in Gaza were killed on Monday, May 10, in an air strike launched by Israel

- Residents are scampering for safety as the clash between both nations took a violent turn recently

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A report by Reuters indicates that no fewer than twenty people, including nine children, were killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, amid violent clashes over Jerusalem, Palestinian health officials have confirmed.

The air strikes were launched after Palestinian militant groups fired rockets close to the holy city on Monday, May 10.

20 killed as Violent Clashes Over Jerusalem Leads to Rockets, Air Strikes
Israeli police argue with a local at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israel. Photo credit: Laurent Van Der Stockt
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According to Israel’s military, the strikes were carried out against armed groups, rocket launchers, and military posts in Gaza after militants fired on the area for the first time since 2014.

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It was gathered that the fight between the armed factions started as a result of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at Al Asqa Mosque in Jerusalem.

The rocket fire and Israeli air strikes continued late into the night, with loud explosions heard in Gaza City and across the coastal strip.

The latest development is coming amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem during Ramadan, Sky News added.

The news publication also reported that Palestinian militants launched rockets from Gaza and Israel unleashed new air strikes against them in the early hours of Tuesday, May 11.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a piece of a rocket launched by China in April 2021 is expected to re-enter the earth's atmosphere late Saturday, May 8, or early Sunday, May 9, according to experts and officials.

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There is a slight chance that the scattered pieces of the rocket could hit Abuja, Beijing, New York, Los Angeles, Madrid, or Rio de Janeiro.

The 98-foot-long 5B rocket is tumbling through space in an uncontrolled orbit at 18,000 miles per hour after blasting off last month carrying part of the country's new space station.

However, China's space agency revealed that the remains have crashed into the Indian Ocean.

Speaking on the reentry, China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), in a statement, said the Long March 5B rocket re-entered the atmosphere at 10:24am Beijing time (02:24 am GMT).

Source: Legit

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