- Title: Palestinians bury Hamas commanders killed in Israeli strikes
- Date: 13th May 2021
- Summary: GAZA CITY, GAZA (MAY 13, 2021) (REUTERS) PALESTINIANS WAVING HAMAS FLAGS DURING FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR HAMAS COMMANDERS KILLED IN ISRAELI STRIKES PALESTINIANS CHANTING FOR HAMAS ARMED WING 'QASSAM' VARIOUS OF FUNERAL PALESTINIANS HOLDING BODIES DURING FUNERAL FUNERAL IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 27th May 2021 13:17
- Keywords: Gaza Hamas commander Israel Palestinians funeral
- Location: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- City: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001ECSOLS7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Hundreds of Hamas supporters attended a funeral procession on Thursday (May 13) for a Hamas commanders killed by Israel, chanting for revenge and praising Hamas' armed wing.
Israeli troops massed at Gaza's border on Thursday and Palestinian militants pounded Israel with rockets in intense hostilities that have caused international concern and touched off clashes between Jews and Arabs in Israel.
Days of violence between Jewish Israelis and the country's Arab minority worsened overnight, with synagogues attacked and fighting breaking out on the streets of some communities.
With concern growing that the violence that flared on Monday could spiral out of control, the United States is sending an envoy, Hady Amr, to the region. But efforts to end the worst hostilities in years appear so far to have made no progress.
In renewed air strikes on Gaza, Israel struck a six-storey residential building in Gaza City that it said belonged to Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave.
At least 83 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday, medics said, further straining hospitals already under heavy pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fatalities in Israel include a soldier killed while patrolling the Gaza border and six civilians, including two children and an Indian worker, medical authorities said.
(Production: Arafat Barbakh, Mohammed Salem, Mustafa Abu Ganeyeh)
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