Hamas Rockets, Israeli Airstrikes Continue for Second Day

Headline Roundup May 11th, 2021

Hamas and Israel continued firing rockets and launching airstrikes on Tuesday, marking a second day of violence after two Israelis and 28 Palestinians, including 10 Palestinian children, were killed Monday. The violence comes after weeks of growing tensions between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police over Israel’s attempts to evict Palestinian families from East Jerusalem. Additionally, Israeli police blocked Palestinians from accessing certain parts of Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and a Jewish supremacy group chanted “Death to Arabs” as it marched through the city. Clashes broke out on multiple nights at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site for Muslims, where an Israeli police raid left 305 Palestinians injured on Monday. Later that day, Palestinian militant group Hamas fired over 150 rockets from Gaza at Israel. Israel responded by launching at least 130 airstrikes in Gaza, which it said targeted Hamas operatives. Monday was also Jerusalem Day, when Israelis celebrate the 1967 annexation of East Jerusalem.

Coverage from right-rated outlets focused more on Hamas’ attacks, referring to them as “terrorists,” as well as U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s remarks calling the Israeli airstrikes “an act of terrorism.” Additionally, the New York Post received online criticism over a misleading headline. Coverage from left- and center-rated outlets was more likely to discuss the clashes leading up to the Hamas rocket attacks. Editor's Note, 5/11/21 at 1:45 pm: Our original summary described the 1967 annexation as covering "the entire city." We've updated this description for clarity.

Hamas Rockets, Israeli Airstrikes Continue for Second Day

From the Center
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Israel launched more airstrikes on Gaza early Tuesday, hitting the high-rise home of a Hamas field commander. Militants fired more than 250 missiles at Israel, killing two women, the first Israeli casualties in the current violence.

At least 28 Palestinians, including nine children, have been reported killed in Gaza.

With the Israeli deaths, along with 10 injuries, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said officials have decided to "increase both the strength and rate of the strikes" on the Gaza Strip against the militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

"Hamas will receive...

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From the Right
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Israel killed more than two dozen Gazans during a series of airstrikes launched since sundown on Monday evening.

Israel’s latest strikes, which hit a high-rise home of a Hamas field commander and two border tunnels, occurred as Gaza militants fired more than 250 rockets toward Israel, according to the Associated Press.

Of the 26 people who died, 16 of them were militants and at least nine were children, Gazan health officials said. Seven of the deaths were of a single family, including three children, who died in an explosion, though...

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From the Left
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A confrontation between Israel and Hamas sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem escalated Tuesday as Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza while militants barraged southern Israel with hundreds of rockets. The exchange killed a number of militants and civilians in Gaza and at least two Israelis.

The barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip and airstrikes into the territory continued almost nonstop throughout the day, in what appeared to be some of the most intense fighting between Israel and Hamas since their 2014 war. The fire was so...

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