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Israel hits Hamas targets, claims Palestinians hit rockets

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Israel hits Hamas targets, claims Palestinians hit rockets

Amidst Palestinian ongoing protests and aggressive response from Israeli forces, Monday morning witnessed exchange of attacks between Gaza based Hamas resistance and Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

Tel Aviv has claimed that in response to the Hamas rockets, Israeli Ari Force (IAF) fighter jets struck nine military targets in two military compounds and in a munitions manufacturing site belonging to “Hamas terror organization” in the northern Gaza strip.

Jerusalem Post, quoted IDF spokesperson saying, “These are terrorist acts that endanger Israeli residents living in southern Israel and damage extensive areas in Israeli territory. We have fired warning shots against groups who were responsible for the arson and destruction in Israel, and have carried out attacks against infrastructure used by these groups. “

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The spokesperson further said, “The IDF’s intelligence and operational capabilities will allow it to increase these strikes as necessary. We are determined to continue to act with increasing intensity against these acts of terror as long as required, using the variety of tools at its disposal.”

According to Israeli media reports, earlier on Sunday, an Israeli aircraft fired a group of Palestinians who were launching arson balloons in the southern Gaza Strip and at the infrastructure from which the groups had been operating a vehicle they had been using.

The report said that over the last few weeks, extensive damage to farmland surrounding the Gaza Strip was caused by arson balloons and incendiary kites sent from with the coastal enclave (Gaza).

Israel hits Hamas targets, claims Palestinians hit rockets

The IDF spokesman asserted, “The Hamas terror organization is accountable for all violence emanating from the Gaza Strip and it will bear the consequences.”

Meanwhile Tehran based Press TV reports that Palestinians have fired rockets towards Israel after warplanes bombed parts of the besieged Gaza strip early Monday in an escalation which prompted warnings of a new war.

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It further said that the Palestinian rockets triggered several rounds of red alert sirens in areas including Hof Ashkelon region, the Ashkelon Industrial zone, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha’asara sending thousands settlers into bomb shelters.

Press TV’s description of the sequence of events indicate that Israel has started air-strikes on Monday morning provoking Hamas to retaliate with rocket fires. Iranian media call Israeli citizens as “settlers” as it does not recognise Israel as a country and says that whole of Israel is established on occupied Palestinian territory.

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On Sunday, an Israeli military official had warned that if they were to respond more harshly to the kites being sent from the Gaza strip, it would lead to war.

Meanwhile Israeli newspapers have reported that two of the rockets landed inside Israel, while the third appeared to be have fallen short of reaching its target. There were no immediate reports of injuries on either side.

Israel hits Hamas targets, claims Palestinians hit rockets

Earlier Israeli media had reported that Tel Aviv may begin carrying out assassinations by air strikes, especially those actively preparing balloons or kites for launching.

Flying kites and balloons has become a new mode of resistance since Palestinians began their weekly “right to return” protests near a fence separating the Gaza strip from Israel on March 30.

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Meanwhile, Beirut based Hezbollah owned Al-Manar TV reports that IDF, what they call as Israeli Occupation Force (IOF) has said that its aircraft on Sunday targeted a “leading figure” behind the launching of balloons and kites into occupied territories from the besieged Gaza Strip.

Around two million people live in Gaza, most of them stateless descendants of refugees from the occupied land, now Israel. Egypt and Israel, both US allies, maintain a blockade of the strip causing an economic crisis and collapse in living standards over the past decade.

Israeli officials claim that the kites and balloons launched by Palestinians have burned thousands of acres of farmland, forests and natural reserves in the region around the Gaza strip.

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Akhilesh Yadav slams BJP after young unemployed man hangs himself over paper leak in UP’s Kannauj

Yadav said the BJP, who had deployed every trick to come into power, turned away in the name of providing jobs.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav slammed the BJP government after a 28-year-old unemployed man hanged himself over the paper leak in Kannauj. He said it’s a dream to find a job under its regime.

Samajwadi Party chief, taking to X, further attacked the BJP for their negligence in terms of providing jobs to youths. Yadav said the BJP, who had deployed every trick to come into power, turned away in the name of providing jobs.

He further expressed his sadness over the news and said it upset with the tragedy of joblessness, a young man from Kannaj, identified as Brajesh Pal, committed suicide by hanging himself.  

Before doing this he burned all his degrees. Giving up life is not a solution. Only struggle finds the way to a solution. Expecting a job in the BJP government is a dream, Yadav added.

According to police, the 28-year-old unemployed man burned all his education certificates and committed suicide by hanging himself in his house in the Bhoodpurwa area here.

Police further stated that student Pal had recently appeared for a police recruitment exam and was upset over the paper leak. On February 22, he killed himself.

In a suicide note, he blamed joblessness behind his major move to kill himself. He further wrote, now I am upset. What is the use of degrees when one cannot get a job, he wrote.

In his note, Pal wrote that he had betrayed his family, and asked them to marry off his sister in a very good manner. His father works in a private job in Delhi. He was the only son of his parents. Pal’s body has been sent for post-mortem, Sadar Police Station SHO Vishnu Kant Tiwari said.

The UP Police constable exam held on February 17 and 18 faced both exam paper leaks and cases of impersonation. Since then, there has been a growing demand for a redo of the exams. Many districts’ candidates demanded exam cancellation after discovering a leaked paper on WhatsApp before entering the exam hall, as reported.

Meanwhile, Lucknow witnessed a massive protest over paper leaks in two recruitment exams held in UP.  

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PM Modi slams Rahul Gandhi over junkies in Varanasi remark, says people who aren’t in their senses seeing junkies everywhere

The Prime Minister added in the last elections the people of Varanasi have made him Banarasi. He hailed Sant Gadge Maharaj and credited him for freeing the society from stereotypes and working for the welfare of the Dalits and deprived.During his visit the Prime Minister also paid tribute to saint and social reformer Gadge Maharaj on his birth anniversary.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi on Friday. At the gathering PM Modi took a veiled attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his nasheri yuva in Varanasi remark, and said those who are not in their senses are seeing junkies everywhere.

Earlier Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said in Varanasi he had observed some youth in an intoxicated state were lying on the street and dancing at night. He had commented that the future of Uttar Pradesh is intoxicated. The Prime Minister in response reiterated his parivaarvaad dig at the Congress and accused the grand old party of corruption and appeasement.

The Prime Minister threw light on his government’s contribution for farmers and the poor. He said animal husbandry is a medium to make women self reliant and a support for small and landless farmers. He remained vocal for local to advertise small artisans.

During his visit the Prime Minister also paid tribute to saint and social reformer Gadge Maharaj on his birth anniversary. The Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister has won the Lok Sabha seat from this constituency in the last two general elections.

The Prime Minister added in the last elections the people of Varanasi have made him Banarasi. He hailed Sant Gadge Maharaj and credited him for freeing the society from stereotypes and working for the welfare of the Dalits and deprived.

The Prime Minister said Babasaheb BR Ambedkar was a great admirer of Gadge Baba. He added That Gadge Baba was also greatly influenced by Baba Ambedkar as well. Gadge Maharaj was a social reformer from Maharashtra. His real name was Debuji Zhingraji Janorkar. He was born in Shendgaon village in Anjangaon Suriji Taluka in Amravati district, Maharashtra.

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Kamal Nath ends switch speculations as he calls Rahul Gandhi our leader, urges Congress workers to join his Yatra

He insisted on togetherness, which will bring this great campaign against injustice to an end.

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Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday ended the speculations of his switching allegiance to BJP as he called Rahul Gandhi “our leader” and urged Congress workers to join the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in the State.

Taking to X, Nath said that the Congress workers were excited to welcome the Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. He said our leader Rahul Gandhi has taken to the streets across the country and announced a decisive fight against injustice, oppression and exploitation.

He also urged the people of Madhya Pradesh and the State Congress workers to become the strength and courage of Gandhi by joining the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in large numbers. He insisted on togetherness, which will bring this great campaign against injustice to an end.

Earlier, Nath increased more suspense to the rumours as he neither denied nor accepted what has been the hot rumour doing the buzz in the capital.

Speaking to reporters, Nath asked the media to lower their excitement over speculation of him and his son Nakul Kamal Nath joining the BJP and said he is not denying it and will inform them of the news if there is something in the coming days.

Also, he and his son Nakul Kamal Nath arrived in Delhi today reportedly to meet the top leaders of the BJP. However, Congress rejected the rumours of him joining the BJP and recalled what former PM Indira Gandhi said about Nath.

Earlier in Jharkhand, Gandhi said Congress stands for Jal, Jungle, and Jamin of the tribal people, for education and employment of youths. He said economic imbalance, demonetization, GST and unemployment have ruined the future of the youths in the country.  On the way to Bokaro, he interacted with coal miners and their children at Godhar Kali Basti in Dhanbad district. 

On January 14, Congress kicked off the Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra from Manipur’s Thoubal. The yatra aims to cover over 6,700 kilometres over 67 days, going through 110 districts.

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