Hamas and Israeli troops clash in Gaza as airstrikes intensify
On May 5, 2020, reports indicated that Hamas and Israeli troops clashed in Gaza as Israeli airstrikes intensified. The conflict began after an Israeli airstrike hit a building in Gaza City on the morning of May 4, and Palestinian militants launched rockets in retaliation. The airstrikes, which followed weeks of rising tensions in the region, killed 25 Palestinians and injured more than 200. Hamas vowed to retaliate the airstrike, claiming it was an act of aggression against their people. Israeli forces responded by intensifying their airstrikes, targeting Hamas military sites and launching tanks into Gaza. The clashes between the two sides continued as the international community urged both sides to de-escalate the violence.