CAIRO, May 11. /TASS/. Israeli military aircraft keeps delivering missile strikes on several cities in Gaza, Palestinian radio station Saut Al-Aqsa reported on Tuesday.
According to the Palestinian broadcaster, coastal strip cities of Deir al-Balah and Khan Yunis are currently under the missile fire of the Israeli military, while at least three missiles were reported to explode in the city of Jabalia, in the north of Gaza.
Saut Al-Aqsa also reported that municipal facilities of the residential areas in Gaza are allegedly the prime targets of the Israeli military.
The radio station reported earlier citing its sources in the local Health Ministry that over 20 people, including nine children, were killed and 70 wounded as a result of Israel’s missile attacks on Gaza.
Palestinian daily Alquds reported earlier that the violence erupted on Monday after Israeli police entered Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem and used rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades against people inside the building. Hundreds of Palestinians were reported to be injured in the following clashes with the Israeli police in East Jerusalem.
Shortly before midnight, Israel reported that Palestinian militants fired about 150 rockets into Israeli territory and dozens of them were intercepted by air defense systems. Israel launched in return missile attacks against Palestinian militants on the territory of Gaza.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken voiced concern over the escalation in Gaza and speaking ahead of his meeting on Monday with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi he said that rocket attacks against Israel must "stop immediately."
"We're very focused on the situation in Israel, West Bank, Gaza, very deeply concerned about the rocket attacks that we're seeing now, that they need to stop, they need to stop immediately," Blinken stated.