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escalate

(ĕs′kă-lāt) [L. scala, staircase]
1. To increase, esp. the dosage of a medication.
2. To become more angry, dangerous, or intense, as in an interpersonal crisis.
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Some sponsors decide that voluntary escalation works best.
The Israeli escalation in Gaza has failed because it was confronted by the armed wings of the Palestinian factions led by the Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing.
However, the rate is not subject to adjustment or escalation, the ERC ruled.
It said President Mahmoud Abbas is contacting all parties, particularly Jordan, to get Israel to stop this escalation.
The briefing said the information minister should be available on screen every time during this escalation but he remained disappeared from the screen.
Abbas, who is also president of the executive committee of Palestine Liberation Organization, urged India and Pakistan to exert all possible efforts 'to defuse the crisis and not resort to escalation,' in order to preserve good neighbourhood and serve the best interests of both the nations and whole world.
However, unfortunately, it was being used by the Indian leadership to divert the world's attention from the Kashmir issue and bolstering BJP's re-election prospects, the general said.The former defence secretary, while speaking about the current escalation, said a state had to plan for both escalation and de-escalation, and poor planning for any of the two scenarios could lead to war.
"India does not wish to see further escalation of this situation.
Considering a 'diversionary theory' stage-managed set-up and strike, it can also be assumed that the Indians are ready for escalation presuming escalation dominance.
A Palestinian official told Reuters on Thursday that "factions of the resistance consider this round of escalation over," adding "the continuation of calm depends on the behaviour of the occupation," Reuters reported.
by ONAThe Sultanate of Oman has urged all parties to exercise restraint and avoid escalation, which may destroy those efforts.