Deadly night of violence flares between Israel and Palestinian militants

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators attend a protest following a flare-up of Israeli Palestinian violence in London

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators attend a protest following a flare-up of Israeli Palestinian violence in London

A multi-story residential and office building was heavily damaged by the strikes. More than 200 others have been injured in the air strikes.

Israel's army said more than 600 rockets had been fired since Monday from Gaza towards Israel, mainly by Hamas and the Islamic Jihad group.

The draft statement urged Israel to prevent the looming evictions of Palestinian families in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and called for "restraint" and respect for "the historic status quo at the holy sites", diplomats involved in the meeting confirmed.

Earlier, an Israeli woman was killed as rockets hit Rishon Letzion on the coastal city's southern edge, and in Ashkelon, which Hamas threatened to turn into "hell", rockets fired by militants killed two women.

Relentless rocket fire and rioting in mixed Jewish-Arab towns fuelled growing fears on Wednesday that violence between Israel and Palestinians that has claimed 55 lives could spiral into "full-scale war".

More than 700 Palestinians have been hurt fighting in the contested city of Jerusalem and across the West Bank.

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he wants to see an "urgent de-escalation of tensions" between Israel and Hamas.

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She added the current administration supports a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict.

Illustrative: The Security Council meets virtually on January 26, 2020 to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The United States sees the Security Council meeting as a sufficient show of concern, one diplomat said on condition of anonymity.

The heaviest fire in years between the foes has been triggered by violence in Jerusalem, and has killed at least 35 Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip and five people in Israel, as well as wounding hundreds more.

"Hamas will receive blows now that it didn't expect", he said.

Hamas fired some rockets minutes after a 6 p.m. local deadline had passed Monday evening that had been given to Israel to pull its security forces from the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. Frequent clashes have erupted in recent days at the compound, which Jews consider their holiest site and Muslims their third most important.

In a statement, the armed wing of Hamas said Issa was killed "along with a few of his fellow brothers of leaders and holy fighters" during the fighting that has been going on for two days in Gaza. But now, Netanyahu has warned that fighting could "continue for some time".

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"Israel will respond very forcefully". We will not tolerate attacks on our territory, our capital, our citizens and our soldiers.

Israeli political leaders and the military said they had killed "dozens" of militants, and hit buildings used by Hamas.

The Associated Press reported that truce efforts by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations had made no progress to end violence that flared this week after tension during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and clashes in East Jerusalem. However, the court postponed a key ruling in the case Monday, citing the "circumstances".

To avoid the clashes, Israeli organizers of a march to celebrate the Jewish state's 1967 capture of east Jerusalem altered its parade route to avoid the Muslim Quarter of the Old City.

The Arab League, some of whose members have warmed ties with Israel over the past year, accused it of "indiscriminate and irresponsible" attacks in Gaza and said it was responsible for "dangerous escalation" in Jerusalem.

Hamas named its rocket assault "Sword of Jerusalem", seeking to marginalise Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and to present itself as the guardians of Palestinians in Jerusalem.

The White House said on Tuesday that Israel had a legitimate right to defend itself from rocket attacks but applied pressure on Israel over the treatment of Palestinians, saying Jerusalem must be a place of coexistence.

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Consensus was needed from all 15 members to publish a joint statement and the U.S. mission was the only one that refused to back it, the diplomats said.

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