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Israel hopes to resolve conflict with Palestinian groups

Source : 112 Ukraine

Israeli diplomat Lior Hayat blames the current situation on the internal political conflict within Palestine itself, where Hamas is trying to strengthen its position
14:00, 13 May 2021

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Israel hopes to resolve the conflict with Palestinian groups, which has escalated in recent days. Lior Hayat, a spokesperson for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated this during an online briefing, as RBC-Ukraine reports.

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Israeli diplomat Lior Hayat blames the current situation on the internal political conflict within Palestine itself, where Hamas is trying to strengthen its position. This could lead to destabilization not only in Israel but in the entire region, Hayat said.

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As for the threat of a large-scale armed Arab uprising against Israel, which Hamas militants called for, Hayat hopes to de-escalate the conflict.

At the same time, according to the diplomat, Israel plans to continue to maintain law and order.

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As it was reported earlier, on late May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. HAMAS movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city. According to the outlet, the alarm sirens blared in practically every large settlement in Israel, as the rockets fell in the downtown of Tel Aviv and its suburbs; it became arguably the largest missile attack on Israel so far. The shooting began at about 8.45 p.m. local time. The missiles fell in several central districts of the country. Some projectiles hit their targets, but most of the rockets were downed by the anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome.

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According to Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) landed attacks on more than 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinian militants. 

And the UN Security Council is going to convene on a session on May 12 to discuss the situation in the zone of the Israel-Palestine conflict. 

Later, Israel declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod, as a conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants intensified. 

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