An incident of a 6-year-old boy, Shoham, celebrating his birthday in a bomb shelter in the middle of the ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis has garnered a lot of attention and has gone viral on social media platforms. Shoham, whose last name is not known, caught the attention of the Israeli forces as he spent his 6th birthday in a bomb shelter.
Today is Shoham's 6th birthday.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 12, 2019
Instead of celebrating his birthday with friends, Shoham spent the last 12 hours in a bomb shelter while Islamic Jihad fired dozens of rockets at #Israel from #Gaza.
We‘ll continue to defend Shoham & all the people of Israel from terror. pic.twitter.com/df9Bb8QvdU
The heartwarming incident that was tweeted by the Israeli defence forces caught the attention of many Indian citizens that in turn prompted reactions from a lot of people in India who wished the young kid on his birthday.
One netizen wished the 6-year-old a happy birthday and thanked the Israeli forces for protecting these innocent lives from extremists.
Happy Birthday Shoham !! And thank you IDF for protecting these kids from radical islamic terrorists who are revered as Austere Religious Scholars by the terrorists in the media @washingtonpost @nytimes https://t.co/sfKUFEXRfo— YoungMonk (@YoungMonk3) November 12, 2019
Another user wished Shoham and added that there was nothing to worry about as the Israeli defence forces were there to protect them.
Happy birthday brother. 💐god bless you 🙏🙏.— Anurag Shukla (shubham) (@anuragshukla981) November 12, 2019
Shoham brother, there is nothing to worry. The armed force of Israel is with you... Israeli 🇮🇱🇮🇱brothers and sisters.. Love for Israel🇮🇱 from India🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 ❤🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱#EnDTerrorism@IDF https://t.co/k4zpRaGq2J
An airstrike by the Israeli forces on November 12, killed the head of the Palestinian extremist group, Islamic Jihad, Bahaa Abu al-Ata that ultimately resulted in the firing of 150 rockets in the direction of Israel by fighters in Gaza. In retaliation, Israel carried out a series of attacks on Gaza, killing 10 Palestinians.
The Israel-Palestine conflict can be traced back to 1948 with the creation of Israel in the same year. This conflict came into existence due to intercommunal violence in Palestine that blew out of proportion and escalated into full-blown tension in the 1947-1948 civil war.
On September 8, Hamas' posts were attacked by the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) after an Israeli defence vehicle was attacked by a drone that was launched from the Gaza strip.
The Hamas is a militant organisation that primarily operates from the Gaza district but also has its presence in Judea and Samaria. It was headed by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin until he was arrested in the month of May in 1989. The militant organisation has had a major role in fanatical subversions complimented by violence and fundamental terrorist attacks that included both Israelis and Arabs. They have deployed their own soldiers to carry out their work.
(With inputs from agencies)