Not only tourism dies in Israel and Palestine

The current situation in Israel and Palestine is also killing travel and tourism on both sides.

Not only tourism dies in Israel and Palestine

The current situation in Israel and Palestine is also killing travel and tourism on both sides. This may not be on the top of anyone’s agenda at this time, since more and more innocent people become victims of this conflict every day.

The United Nations Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting late Sunday on the situation in Gaza.

An Israeli air strike on a home in the center of Gaza City killed eight people, including four children, Palestinian medics said Monday.

The new strike came shortly after Israeli shelling of a central Gaza hospital killed at least five people, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.

Al-Qudra said the shells landed in the administration building, the intensive care unit and the surgery department.

Israel has killed more than 500 Palestinians since it launched a military offensive on Gaza Strip 14 days ago, as the airstrikes and shelling killed at least 20 people on Monday.

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Al-Qudra also said 45 bodies were recovered from the rubble of areas hit on Sunday, 11 of which were from Shejaiya, increasing Sunday’s death toll to 72, AFP reported.

The United Nations Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting late Sunday on the situation in Gaza.

Diplomats said the meeting, open to the public and set for 9:30 pm (0130 GMT Monday), was requested by council member Jordan, following a call by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Council’s 15 members held a meeting on Gaza Friday but failed to reach agreement on a joint declaration.

The Israeli army said 13 soldiers had been killed inside Gaza on the third day of a major ground operation.

On Monday, Hamas’s armed wing the Ezzeddine al-Qassam brigade said two Israeli soldiers were killed in the Shejaiya neighborhood on Sunday.

Al-Qassam meanwhile claimed it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City and West Bank cities. IDF said this was not true.

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