Trump says United States backs Israel '100%' over Gaza escalation

Netanyahu Orders 'Massive Strikes' Against Hamas in Gaza

Four killed in Israel, 19 in Gaza in Sunday´s escalation: officials

The four Israeli civilians killed were the first casualties from rocket attacks since 2014's 50-day war, the Associated Press reports.

Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza Strip October 27, 2018.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' office condemned "in the strongest terms the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel, particularly the targeting of civilian population centers" in a statement Sunday.

Meanwhile, officials of the different armed factions in Gaza vowed to "extend" their response, should the Israeli airstrikes continue. Hamas confirmed Khodary had been killed.

While IDF's airstrike against the Hamas' cyber operations building is the first ever recorded immediate armed response against war time cyber attacks, the USA was the first to use deadly force against hackers on August 24, 2015, when ISIL-connected Junaid Hussain was killed in an airstrike targeting the stronghold of Raqqah, Syria, as reported by ZDNet. U.S. president Donald Trump meanwhile assured Israel on Sunday that it had Washington's full support against "these terrorist acts". On May 5, the president offered full support to Israel and their military defense actions.

Two Democratic congresswomen both suggested Israel is to blame for Sunday's conflict between the Jewish state and Gazan militants. The Tamar field's offshore production platform is in range of Palestinian rockets. I have also instructed that armor and artillery forces remain around the Gaza Strip.

"In the last two days, we resumed the policy of eliminating senior terrorists".

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Other members of Pelosi's caucus are going after the attorney general in even stronger terms. "That's a crime", she said. Barr , who was appointed by Trump, testified on Wednesday for four hours to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Islamic Jihad accused Israel of delaying implementation of previous understandings brokered by Egypt in an effort to end violence and ease blockaded Gaza's economic hardship. Militants from Hamas and the separate Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired close to 700 rockets and mortars.

It commemorates its Memorial and Independence Days later this week and is due to host the Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv from 14 to 18 May, which is expected to draw thousands to Israel.

For residents in Gaza, the escalation comes a day before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins in the territory on Monday.

Palestinian medical officials said the dead in Gaza included two pregnant women and two babies.

One tweeter user remarked, "Are you an elected official in the United States or Palestine?" "Our people are waiting for an end to the siege", it said. He was one of four Israelis killed. With the latest cease-fire, which came into effect on Monday morning, Israeli commentators had conceded that "not enough had been done".

Of the leading 2020 Democratic candidates, not one of them posted on Twitter about the barrage of almost 700 rockets fired by Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad from the Gaza Strip against Israel, a review of their accounts shows.

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