Senior Hamas leaders killed; price in Gaza jumps to 83
Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive within the Gaza Strip , killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in airstrikes.
An Egyptian delegation arrived in Tel Aviv on Thursday for talks with Israeli officials as a part of efforts to barter a cease-fire within the escalating conflict with Gaza, Egyptian intelligence officials said. consistent with a report in Al Jazeera, the officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t allowed to brief the media. an equivalent delegation also met with Hamas officials within the Gaza Strip first then crossed into Israel. it’s not the primary time that Egypt has played a mediating role, it’s tried mediating several times within the past.
The armed wing has fired a rocket towards Ramon Airport, south of the country for the primary time, a spokesperson for the Qassam Brigades said. “The Ayyash 250 missile, with a variety greater than 250km has been launched at Ramon Airport, about 220km from Gaza,” Abu Obeida told Al Jazeera. Reportedly, the rocket firing may be a a part of the Qassam Brigades’ response to the killing of its senior commanders.
American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have suspended flights to Israel amid rising violence within the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza, and Palestinian militants in Gaza fired rockets at targets in Israel, including the most airport in Tel Aviv . United Airlines canceled flights from Chicago, Newark and San Francisco through Saturday. A spokeswoman said United will let customers booked on Tel Aviv flights through May 25 change their itineraries without paying a better fare. American Airlines canceled its daily flight from ny to Tel Aviv on Wednesday and Thursday and offered to place passengers on flights at later dates, consistent with an airline spokesman. Delta canceled flights from ny to Tel Aviv through Thursday. Company representatives said the airlines were monitoring things for once they might resume the flights.