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Israel-Palestinian clashes set off fears of ‘full-scale war’


Relentless rocket fireplace and rioting in combined Jewish-Arab cities fuelled rising fears on Wednesday that lethal violence between Israel and Palestinians might spiral into “full-scale war”.

Israel’s Defence Minister Benny Gantz vowed extra assaults on Hamas and different Palestinian militant teams in Gaza to carry “total, long-term quiet” earlier than contemplating a ceasefire.

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Gaza militants have launched over 1,000 rockets since Monday, stated Israel’s Army, which has carried out lots of of air strikes on Islamist teams within the crowded coastal enclave of Gaza.

The most intense hostilities in seven years have killed a minimum of 53 folks in Gaza, together with 14 youngsters, and 6 in Israel, together with an Israeli soldier and one Indian nationwide, since Monday. Three Palestinians have been killed in West Bank clashes. At least 230 Palestinians and 100 Israelis have been wounded.

As world powers voiced rising alarm and the UN Security Council readied for an additional emergency assembly on the bloody disaster, the UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland warned that “we’re escalating towards a full-scale war”.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of emergency within the Jewish-Arab metropolis of Lod, the place “wide-scale riots erupted among some of the Arab residents”.

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