Amid the reshuffling of regional dynamics and the wider tug-of-war between the US and Russia, Tehran has reverted to its modus operandi of violence and chaos.
Ceasefire in Gaza holds on second day as teams of Egyptian mediators meet officials in Israel and Palestine and humanitarian aid begins to enter Israeli-blockaded enclave ravaged by 11 days of bloodshed.
Israel’s army said it fired artillery shells towards southern Lebanon after four rockets were launched from Lebanese territory, causing air raid sirens to blare in the northern Israeli city of Haifa and areas to the east.
The Israeli military says that the rockets were landed in the Mediterranean Sea and no casualties reported as it was unclear who was responsible for the attack.
The resistance movement says in a statement that it targeted the cities of Ashkelon, Netivot, and Sderot with 130 rockets in response to Israel’s destruction of the 14-storey Al Sharouk Tower in Gaza.
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are snatching homes and dreams from Palestinian families.
US condemns Hamas rockets as "unacceptable escalation" and says Israel has "legitimate right" to defend itself despite Israeli air strikes killing 20 people in Gaza and its forces wounding hundreds in Al Aqsa Mosque complex.
At least 10 rockets strike Ain al Asad air base in western Anbar province, officials say, two days before historic visit by Pope Francis to the country.
At least four rockets struck an Iraqi airbase, the Iraqi military says in a statement, while other officials say one person was wounded at the base where an American defence company services combat aircraft.
Meanwhile, the Israeli military says it has bombed Hamas positions in eastern Gaza in response to what it said was rocket attacks launched from the area.
At least two of the rockets hit the Asmara airport, three diplomats said, hours after the Tigray regional government warned it might attack.
No group has as of yet claimed responsibility for the rocket attack and no casualties have been reported.
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