7 Apr 2023

Israel conflict: Fears that Ramadan and Passover could end in serious bloodshed

Israel has called up some military reservists amid fears that the Passover festival and the holy month of Ramadan could be marred by escalating violence across Israel and the occupied palestinian territories.

Israel hit targets in Lebanon and Gaza overnight after dozens of rockets were launched from Lebanon into northern Israel – the largest barrage from across the border in years.

No group claimed responsibility, although Israel blamed the militant group Hamas.