Israeli aircraft struck Gaza on Saturday as the confrontation continues to the second day, ending more than a year of relative calm along the border.
Israel stated on Friday that it had initiated a special operation against a Palestinian group, killing one of its senior commanders.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the Israeli airstrikes resulted in the death of at least nine additional Palestinians, including a child, and 79 people were injured. The Israeli army detained 19 people in the occupied West Bank.
According to a Palestinian official with knowledge of the attempts, Egypt, the UN, and Qatar had started mediating a stop to the violence, “but no breakthrough yet.” The official of the Palestinian Authority condemned Israel’s assaults.
Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh said on Twitter “We call on the international community to intervene and provide protection for our people.” Earlier, Israeli authorities detained a Palestinian leader in the West Bank last week, sparking threats of vengeance from the locals.
Since May 2021, when Israel and Palestine engaged in 11 days of violent combat that resulted in at least 250 deaths in Gaza and 13 in Israel, the border has been mainly peaceful.