Malaysian Journalist Narrowly Escapes Israel Bombing In Gaza Strip
A Malaysian journalist, who is currently in the Gaza Strip, narrowly escaped bombing by the Israeli army yesterday, 5 May
The Israeli bomb caused damage to Tuan Asri's hotel room
However, the journalist was unharmed during the bombing.
Harian Metro reported that within 36 hours before the early morning explosion, eight Palestinians were killed in multiple attacks.
A 14-month-old baby was reportedly among the deceased.
The bombing yesterday was part of a new exchange between Hamas, the Islamist organisation and the Israeli army
According to New Straits Times, the latest round of attacks began on Friday, 3 May along the border between the two territories.
Anadolu Agency reported that 320 locations in the disputed territory were targeted by the Israeli Army since Saturday, 4 May. In response, 600 rockets were launched towards Israeli settlements.
Hamas, who currently rules the Gaza Strip, had been seeking concessions from Israel under an ongoing ceasefire agreement.
Senior political leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh had said that the group was ready to "return to the state of calm" if the Israeli army stops its attacks and "immediately starts implementing understandings about a dignified life".
Al Jazeera reported that Hamas was "not interested in a new war" just as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered "massive strikes" on the Gaza Strip yesterday.