Gaza, rocket launches and raids by Israel. “Situation towards escalation”

Yet Israeli bombardments of Gaza and rocket launches from the Strip in the direction of Israel in the aftermath of the Israeli start of the ‘Breaking Dawn’ operation. There is no talk of “calm or mediation” for the moment e the situation “escalates”did know the Islamic Jihad which also has rejected the Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire temporary, as reported by the television station al-Mayadeen, affiliated with Hezbollah. “This is the time to respond to the crimes of the occupation,” a Jihad source told the broadcaster. The Egyptian negotiators had proposed a pause in hostilities to create the conditions to negotiate a more lasting ceasefire.

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Islamic Jihad – which yesterday lost commander Tayeer al Jabaari in a raid led by the forces of the Jewish state – announced that it had launched “a campaign against Israeli aggression, the Jihad fighters are ready to continue the war”. The militants said they fired rockets at Tev Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport and the cities of Ashdod, Be’er Sheva, Ashkelon and Netivot.

For their part, the Israeli forces (IDF) say they are ready for a “week of operations”, reports the Times of Israel. There are still “many other Islamic Jihad targets to strike in the Gaza Strip”. So “there is no reason to change the operational plans,” said the head of the Gaza military division, General Nimrod Aloni, in an interview with Channel 12 news. “This is an operation against Islamic Jihad: it is clear that we are focused on Islamic Jihad, at no stage is Hamas part of the picture,” he added. “Hamas has also chosen, wisely I would say, not to get involved,” he stressed.

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I’m 350 rockets and mortar rounds that Islamic Jihad has launched towards Israel since Friday, of which 94 fell inside the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Forces reported, specifying that another 29 fell in the Mediterranean Sea, two of which off the coast of Tel Aviv. The Iron Dome air defense system intercepted 162 rockets demonstrating a 95.9% success rate. According to Israeli media, alarm sirens resumed today in Telaviv and in the central cities of Rishon Lezion and Holon, as well as in Ashkelon, Sderot and other cities near the border with the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli military confirmed raids on rocket launchers used by Islamic Jihad. According to a military spokesman, of the 130 rockets that passed the territory of Gaza, of the 160 launched in the direction of Israel, the Iron Dome system intercepted more than 95%. “We attacked 40 targets, including five rocket launching stations and six rocket depots or production sites,” said General Ran Kochav, in statements reported by Ynet. “Tayseer Jabari is not the ultimate goal of Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” he added, quoted by the Times of Israel, referring to the group’s commander killed yesterday in an Israeli bombing of an apartment in the Gaza Strip.

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Meanwhile it has risen to 15 dead and 125 injured the death toll caused by the air raids carried out by Israel on the Gaza Strip. This was announced by the Ministry of Health of the Gaza Strip, governed by Hamas. It is not specified how many of the dead are Islamic Jihad militiamen, but the killing of a 5 year old girl. To these are added at least 7 people who lost their lives in an Israeli-led air raid in the north of the Gaza Strip, in Jabaliya. This was reported by the Palestinian media writing that among the victims there are also 3 children. Pictures of the young victims were shared on social media.

Palestinian media also report that many people were injured in the latest Israeli raids on the northern Gaza Strip, particularly the city of Beit Hanoun. Numerous sites have also been hit near the southern city of Khan Younis. In retaliation, over two hundred rockets have been launched from Gaza towards Israel since yesterday afternoon.

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Meanwhile, the only power plant in the Gaza Strip stops. There is no fuel. The electricity distribution company, reports al-Jazeera, stressed that this is a situation with repercussions for all families, and not only, in the Strip and asks to intervene with “urgency” and allow “the entry of supplies. necessary “to operate the control panel. The news comes in the aftermath of the start of the Israeli ‘Breaking Dawn’ operation against Islamic Jihad in the Strip.


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