Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) of suffocating Gaza, controlled by Hamas movement, and warned of grave consequences such policy could lead to.
“[World] countries have to stand up and tell them: ‘Seize what you are doing,’ especially the choking of Gaza… which could lead to very difficult consequences,” Netanyahu said at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The long-standing tensions between Israel and Palestine have escalated in late March when Palestinians launched protest rallies at the Gaza border.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that after assessing the situation the Israeli authorities decided to send reinforcements to southern Israel to “thwart terror and infiltrations from Gaza.”
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