The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, rejected the launching of projectiles from the Gaza Strip during a conversation with the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabi Ashkenazi.
Amid growing tension in the Gaza Strip over Israeli-Palestinian clashes, the United States on Tuesday condemned rocket attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorist groups against Israeli soil.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and condemned the rocket fire from Gaza, State Department spokesman Ned Price said.
The Joe Biden government called on both Israel and the Palestinians to cease the deaths of civilians; something is considered "deeply regrettable" after the airstrikes by the Hebrew state in response to the rocket fire from Gaza.
Israel has the right to defend itself. At the same time, the reports of civilian deaths are something we regret, and we would like to see would stop, Price told reporters. We don't want to see provocations. The provocations we have seen have resulted in a deeply regrettable loss of life. "
In Canada, which is a key ally of Israel as well as the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the violence horrific. There should be immediate de-escalation. We need to see an end to the violence and the attacks," the president told reporters.
"Hamas's rocket attacks are absolutely unacceptable. We are also very concerned about the settlements and evictions of Palestinians", Trudeau added.
Russia spoke in this line, "firmly" condemning the attacks on civilians in the context of the current confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians while calling on both sides to restrain.
"We call on the parties to show restraint and not take steps that lead to a new escalation of tension," said Maria Zajarova , Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, in a statement. The Kremlin described the situation in Jerusalem and around the Gaza Strip as "very tense." It strongly condemned the attacks on civilians "regardless of ethnic or religious origin."
The terrorist group Hamas fired 130 rockets into the Tel Aviv area on Tuesday, one of the main urban centers of Israel and the country's center, which sounded the anti-aircraft sirens.
The Palestinian extremist movement had previously threatened to shoot this area of Israel if it attacked the well-known 14-story Hanide building in Gaza City. This afternoon was bombarded by fighter jets in a heavy attack.
Members of Hamas and sympathizers of the terrorist organization celebrated the attacks in the streets of Gaza, while announcements were also made about them from loudspeakers in mosques.
The attack on the Tel Aviv area - 60 kilometers from Gaza - comes after Hamas launched seven rockets yesterday against Jerusalemdue to protests and riots between Palestinians and Israeli forces that were the trigger for this aggressive escalation in recent years. So far, 28 Palestinians have been killed in the enclave and two in Israel.
According to the Israeli military, Hamas and the Islamist group Islamic Jihad fired at least 630 rockets into Israeli territory in just 24 hours. Two hundred of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, while 150 missing bullets landed in Gaza.
The Israeli community near the strip has not stopped sounding the alarm since yesterday. In turn, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Tuesday that the Army would increase "the intensity and quantity" of retaliatory bombings against Gaza.
The Army has also mobilized thousands of guards and is preparing for an increase that could be long-lasting.
According to the media, so far, none of the mediators who usually communicate between Hamas and Israel have been able to mitigate the situation. There is no immediate exit from this great peak of violence.
Ben Gurion International Airport suspended its arrival and departure flights today due to the massive launch of rockets from Gaza towards the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and the center of the country, a spokeswoman for the airport authority confirmed to the EEFE agency.