President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has responded to the escalation of the armed conflict between Israel and Palestine. The head of state called on the parties to immediately stop the escalation. Zelensky made the corresponding statement on his Twitter page.
"The sky of Israel is all in rockets. Some cities are on fire. There are casualties. There are many injured. Many human tragedies. Without sadness and regret, it is impossible to look at all this. It is necessary to immediately stop the escalation for the sake of people's lives," Zelensky wrote.
As we 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.
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.