Listen: Israel, Gaza City, Palestinian Islamic Jihad discussed on Correspondents Report
"Now clashes between Israel's military and militant groups in Gaza has happened again. This week can seem depressingly familiar one side or the other triggers fighting in which the militants fire rockets and Israel responds with airstrikes buildings destroyed and people generally dying after a few days. A ceasefire has brokered. Could Israelis returned to their relatively comfortable lives and Gazans returned to their much more difficult daily existence. So what will it take to break that. Grim rim cycle and provide some genuine positive change for the people of Gaza living under Israeli blockade Middle East correspondent. Eric Torture asks that very question Christian there are applications on smartphones to navigate your drive in an unfamiliar neighborhood to share photos to find out what time you'll bus slaves in Israel Israel. There's an APP that tells you. When rockets have been launched and in which areas people need to take cover? I have this APP on my phone. So I know when militant groups in Gaza Sir Lebanon or Syria alone rockets into Israel. It makes an urgent bringing sound like a sped up school bell early. On Tuesday morning it began digging being continuously the urgent bells kept chiming with H new launch music. My young son said pointing at the phone but it wasn't something to be enjoyed. H new alert Minton new batch of rockets fired towards a different part of Israel. There's a language to where the rockets directed if the alerts for small communities on the Gaza border. There's no big news story. Militant factions often launch small rockets towards the sparsely populated border area. And I rarely to kill anybody but on Tuesday these alerts where facilities in central Israel where four million people live in tel.. Aviv's awful morning. Traffic Commute Mute has jumped out of their cars and duck down on the roads as rocket. Sirens blared south of the city Israel's intercept missiles with bringing down rockets fired from Gaza her in the language of rocket launches. This was a very serious message. The militants would telling Israel you have started a nasty fight. That's because at four in the morning and Israeli airstrike destroyed an apartment in Gaza City. Where Baha Abu Al Attar and his wife was sleeping? Atta was a commander commander. In the military wing of the iranian-backed militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Israel said it killed him because he'd been a serial troublemaker. Ordering rocket could launches sniper attacks and even strike with an antitank missile in breach of an unofficial ceasefire between militant groups in Israel Abu. Al Atta reportedly ordered a rocket attack on the city of stood during Israel's recent election campaign when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was addressing a rally. The alarm forced I him off the stage. An embarrassment for a leader who likes to be thought of as Mr Security Nevertheless ATAS killing by Israel was an unusual move. You've Israel abandoned a former policy of what it called targeted killings essentially the assassination of militant ladies in two thousand twelve after one particular L. A.. Hit led to a costly protracted conflict in Gaza. The assassinations was seen to increase violence. Not Reduce IT shortly after the strike back in Gaza a missile blew up a home in the embassy district of Syria's capital Damascus. Killing two men the target was reportedly another Palestinian Islamic Jihad official who may have survived the strike. Israel has not commented on that attack Palestinian Islamic Jihad the second largest militant group in Gaza Responded by firing hundreds of rockets with two days. Thanks largely to Israel's iron dome intercept missiles they were injuries but no deaths. Israel responded with airstrikes saying it was targeting men firing rockets as well as Palestinian Islamic Jihad sites and leaders but among the thirty four all people killed inside Gaza where father and his two sons who were riding a motorbike. Seven family members of Islamic Jihad leader died when his apartment was hit. Israel's government and military said there I am was to deter Islamic Jihad from further attacks while not during the much more powerful militant group which governs Gaza a Hamas into the fighting in previous rounds of violence Hamas has been able to inflict much more damage with Superior Manpower Coordination and and linked the experience of fighting Israel and the tactic worked Hamas stayed on the sidelines and the inevitable. Ceasefire was reached. Sooner than most people expected Israel says it clearly won this round but teaching a militant group lesson cost thirty four lives and inflicted more pine and feel on Gazans and Israelis civilians on both sides of the border a sick of it although some Israelis were expressing approval because there were no deaths on this side but people know depressingly pressingly that this will happen again fairly soon. That's because no political later wants to take the difficult but necessary steps to end the miserable situation in in Gaza under blockade for twelve years. It is a small but densely populated place with a paralyzed economy a health system on the brink of collapse and a growing population of trapped desperate forgotten people ending the economic and military blockade that causes so much misery in Gaza would require Israel to recognize and deal openly with Hamas. The group violently seized power from the Palestinian Authority in two thousand and seven. After winning an election the year before it has survived three woes and held onto power. Despite the worsening suffering of Gazans the Palestinian authorities recognized the unpalatable palatable necessity of dealing with House and recently announced a plan for new elections despite their history both sides of the internal Palestinian conflict a now seeking a political solution. You don't really hear Israeli politicians talking like that the two main contenders for government instead compete for who can promise the harshest military incursion. There's no talk about ending the blockade securing a real future for Gazans. It's assumed this cannot occur while Hamas rules tells the group still formally coals for Israel's destruction even while its latest admit that's an unacceptable and unachievable goal but the reason Israel Israel and Gaza militants keep fighting because nothing changes armed groups still hold sway over a fearful population which has never had redress for the historical injustices that put them in a tiny enclave surrounded by walls fences cameras and guns since they voted for Hamas they've been rewarded with more than a decade of woes isolation and stagnation. Everyone in Gaza wants and needs change real change that comes from political echo. Courage or Gaza in Kids Will Cape Bank collateral damage and Israelis will keep waking up to the unholy music of rocket. Alerts on their funds are torture. They're reporting from Jerusalem.."