BIn an Israeli airstrike, six people were killed on the night of Thursday, according to Palestinian sources. The victims all belonged to the same family, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza. Since Tuesday, a total of 32 people have been killed in the Palestinian area.
The recent escalation of violence was triggered by the Israeli army's killing of a militant Palestinian organization "Islamic Jihad" Tuesday morning. The "Islamic Jihad" and the Gaza-ruling radical Islamic Hamas militia then announced retaliation. Since then, more than 350 rockets have been fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli army.
Negotiated political situation in Israel
The Israeli army responded with retaliatory attacks. The Luftwaffe reportedly bombarded positions of "Islamic jihad" as well as fighters and rocket launchers. Since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, there have already been three armed conflicts between the radical Islamic militia and Israel.
The latest violence takes place in the context of a political situation in Israel. Because incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu failed to form a stable government after the general election in September, President Reuven Rivlin commissioned his rival Benny Gantz to form a government in late October.