Israeli airstrikes destroyed a tower block in Gaza City after Hamas militants launched a rocket and air attack on Israel in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Israeli army launched Operation Iron Swords against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, with Israel’s president, Benjamin Netanyahu, saying the country, is ‘at war’.

Al Jazeera journalist Youmna El Sayed was reporting live from Gaza the moment the missile struck Palestine Tower behind her.

Sources in Gaza said at least 198 Palestinians were killed in the strikes

  • threeduck
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    8 months ago

    There’s a good Louis Theroux documentary that might give some context.

    Tldw, Israelites aren’t really respecting the borders - in this doco they send over zealous Jewish people from various countries to buy up and live in properties in these disputed areas to slowly take it over. Palestinians retaliate aggressively, typically violently.

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      8 months ago

      Thanks all for teaching me a little about this situation, it is kind of how I had imagined it and there is no real immediate solution. I guess like any long standing conflict there are failings on both sides and neither willing to capitulate. As has been alluded to, it just does not seem to warrant the loss of life on both sides. I might do a little bit of reading on the local politics to see how this is played out to their respective populations.

      Louis Theroux is always a good call!

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        No, Jewish people from various countries. Radical fucks reach out to Jewish communities abroad, the less educated and poorer the better, radicalise people into militant Zionism, the type that’s completely at odds with past or present facts and only knows erm manifest destiny (to draw a parallel), then brings them into Israel which is easy because Israel hands out free passports to all Jews.

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          8 months ago

          I mean, it’s usually more like… Jews the world over are sick of their home countries and want to live in Israel, don’t realize how expensive it is, go there, can’t afford housing in Israel proper, and are told they can go live in the settlements. Or, demand causes Jews in Israel to seek cheaper housing.

          Which is still an issue, but your conception is really not the norm.

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            8 months ago

            It really doesn’t make a difference in the end though, does it, whether people first arrive and then are radicalised (you can’t set foot into a settlement without meeting awful but well-organised people, we’re not talking about Hippie Kibbutzim), or whether you’re radicalised before arriving, or whether the outreach programmes directly indoctrinate abroad or wait until the inevitable happens.

            …I’ll freely admit that I’m not deep into the details. I’m simply going off my Aunt’s rants who actually lives in the country.

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              8 months ago

              I mean, what she’s describing has kind of happened. But it’s not like Americans are coming over and building their own homes at the behest of Israeli chasids. The settlements are being built by greedy land developers, and Netanyahu is turning a blind eye for… well, complex reasons, but ultimately mostly because he’s a corrupt dirtbag.

              Some people do go to live on hippie kibbutzim.