Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Middle East

Hamas hits Tel Aviv with long rang rockets

Hamas’ armed wing al-Qassam Brigades on Sunday launched “big missile” attack on Tel Aviv.

The attack is in response to what it called “Zionist massacres against civilians,” in a statement on its Telegram channel on Sunday..

Sirens sounded across central Israel, including in Tel Aviv, for the first time in months amid a barrage of the Hamas rockets.

No casualties or damage were immediately reported.

The Palestinian militant group has fired projectiles at Israeli communities around Gaza for more than seven months, but has not fired longer-range rockets in months.

Israeli forces have battered Gaza almost every day since fighting broke out on 7 October, inflicting mass casualties. A World Bank/United Nations report in April found the conflict has destroyed approximately 62 per cent of all homes in the Palestinian enclave.

Aid trucks entered Gaza from southern Israel earlier on Sunday, under a new agreement to bypass the Rafah crossing with Egypt that Israeli forces seized earlier this month.

It was unclear if humanitarian groups could access the aid because of ongoing fighting in the area, however.

The war between Israel and Hamas, now in its eighth month, has killed nearly 36,000 Palestinians, according to local health officials. Most casualties have been women and children.

Around 80% of the population’s 2.3 million people have fled their homes, severe hunger is widespread and UN officials say parts of the territory are experiencing famine.

Hamas triggered the war with its 7 October attack on Israel, in which Palestinian militants were accused of killing some 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and seized some 250 hostages.

Hamas is still holding some 100 hostages and the remains of around 30 others after most of the rest were released during a ceasefire last year.

You May Also Like


Mali is among the countries currently suffering extreme heat with some areas hit by a temperature of 48,5°C, has recorded more than 100 deaths,...


Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), energy giant, has decided to sell its Nigerian onshore oil and gas assets to Renaissance Oil, an indigenous company...


The leader of the coalition group of all ‘jihadist’ groups taking shelter in their hideouts along the Saharan countries ‘Jama’at Nusratil islam Wal Muslimeen’...

East Africa

As the global advocacy towards a transiting from carbon related energy uses (fossils) to a sustainable and greener energy sources (solar, wind hydro etc),...