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Following the Israeli strikes targeting Islamic Jihad in the Palestinian enclave and killing its leader, Taysir al-Jabari, the armed movement retaliated against Israel.
After several days of tension, the weapons were finally put to use on Friday, August 5. This afternoon, the Israeli army launched a series of raids targeting a residential area in the center of Gaza City. The target was the armed Islamic Jihad movement, whose senior official in the West Bank, Bassam al-Saadi, was arrested on Monday, 1 August.
Shortly after the bombing, the Palestinian group announced the killing of Taysir al-Jabari, one of the organization’s leaders. The Israeli army estimates that it killed 15 Islamic Jihad fighters in its bombing. For its part, the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced the death of ten people. Including a five-year-old girl (The information is confirmed in a UNICEF press release in the evening), and 75 were wounded. Eyewitnesses and Palestinian security sources told AFP that they witnessed several raids, one of which was in the center of Gaza City.
The group’s response, which in turn accuses the Hebrew state of wanting. start the war Against the Palestinian people, short-lived: Islamic Jihad is taking revenge. And Al-Quds Brigades launched the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement at the end of this afternoon.” More than a hundred missiles on Israeli soil.
In Israel, sirens sounded in several southern towns as rockets were fired, but no casualties or damage were identified, the army said Friday evening. This report states that 70 rocket-propelled grenades were fired from Gaza, 11 of which landed inside the Palestinian enclave under Israeli siege, but there were also warnings in three suburbs south of Tel Aviv. Our correspondent in Jerusalem said that the remaining missiles were intercepted by the Israeli missile shield or fell in uninhabited areas in Israel. Michael Pol.
This is the worst confrontation between the Jewish state and armed organizations in Gaza since the Eleven Days War in May 2021, which left 260 dead on the Palestinian side, including fighters, and 14 people dead in Israel, including a soldier, according to local authorities. .
“ The enemy started a war against our people, and we must collectively defend ourselves and our people, and we will not allow the policies of our enemy to undermine our resistance. Islamic Jihad responded in a statement following the killing of Taysir al-Jabari.
strikes” preventive “running” anti-terrorism ” long-term
” Precise anti-terror operation against direct threat Israeli military officials warn that it will not be over in a few hours. 25,000 reservists were mobilized near the Gaza Strip, and anti-missile batteries were deployed around Tel Aviv and near Jerusalem.
Israeli bombing after the strikes preventive According to what was announced by the Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid, in the evening hours, he continued to target weapons manufacturing sites in particular, according to the Israeli army. ” Islamic Jihad is an Iranian proxy that wants to destroy the State of Israel and kill innocent Israelis. (…]We will do whatever it takes to defend our people Adds the Israeli Prime Minister.
Twenty people were arrested in raids in the West Bank by soldiers and members of the Shin Bet security service during Saturday morning’s operations.” Including 19 members associated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Organization The Israeli army said in a statement.
An indication that the fighting may continue: the IDF has already given a name to its operation,” he said. twilight “,” reports Ghelhm Deltal, from the international RFI service. Islamic Jihad says the rocket fire was first answer ‘, that israel -‘ Who started this attack? « Says the Secretary General of the movement – » You should expect us to fight relentlessly He continued. He is threatening to strike Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities.
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