Eight people in Israel have been killed as Hamas continues to fire rockets from Gaza. Israel has rejected calls for a ceasefire. In a video message addressed to Palestinians, Defense Minister Benny Gantz blamed Hamas for the violence and threatened that “Gaza will burn.”
Benny Gantz: “They are sacrificing you for their personal interests. If citizens of Israel have to sleep in shelters, then Gaza will burn. There is no other equation.”
Elsewhere, Israeli authorities have arrested dozens of Arabs living in Israel in an attempt to quell an unprecedented uprising. Many are being held without access to legal counsel. Jewish mobs have been filmed attacking Palestinians across Israel.