Víctimas en el conflicto israelí-palestino
May 18, 2021 - Más de 200 personas han muerto en Israel y los territorios ocupados en la primera semana de las hostilidades más recientes, en su inmensa mayoría palestinos víctimas de los ataques aéreos israelíes en la Franja de Gaza.
Heavy fighting broke out May 10 when Gaza's militant Hamas rulers fired long-range rockets toward Jerusalem in support of Palestinian protests against Israel’s heavy-handed policing of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a flashpoint site sacred to Jews and Muslims, and the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinian families by Jewish settlers.
At least 212 Palestinians have been killed in heavy airstrikes since in the Gaza Strip, including almost 100 women and children, with more than 1,440 people wounded, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.
Twelve people in Israel, including a 5-year-old boy and a soldier, have been killed in the ongoing rocket attacks launched from civilian areas in Gaza toward civilian areas in Israel.
The fighting is the most intense since a 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, but efforts to halt it have so far stalled. Egyptian mediators are trying to negotiate a cease-fire, but the U.S. has stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the hostilities and Israel has so far vowed to press on