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Israel-Gaza clashes spread to West Bank, at least 132 killed in Gaza since Monday Updated: 2021-05-16 08:48:28 KST


Violent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians have spread across much of the occupied West Bank.
Israeli planes renewed their airstrikes in Gaza on Saturday, to which Hamas militants responded by firing rockets into Israel.
According to Palestinian health authorities, at least twelve people were killed overnight in airstrikes throughout Gaza.
Among those killed were a woman and her three children after their house was hit in a refugee camp.
At least 132 people have been killed in Gaza since Monday, and around 950 others wounded.
There were eight killed in Israel including a soldier and six civilians.
To stop the intensifying violence, the International community is stepping up efforts to reach a ceasefire.
The UN Security Council is set to discuss the worsening situation during a virtual meeting on Sunday.
A U.S. envoy also headed to the Middle East to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders "to urge de-escalation and to bring calm."
Multiple sources reported that Egypt has been pushing for further negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
According to a Palestinian official, Egypt, Qatar, and UN mediators have suggested ways to ease the tension, but no agreement has been reached.
Kim Dami, Arirang News.
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