Israeli aircraft struck Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israel on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad militant group ended more than a year of relative calm along the border.
Israel on Friday killed one of the group’s senior commanders in a surprise daytime air strike on a high-rise building in Gaza City which drew rocket salvoes in response.
On Saturday, the country said it struck Islamic Jihad militants preparing to launch rockets. Additional bombings targeted three houses, witnesses said, flattening at least one as the sounds of more explosions rocked Gaza City.
As reported by the Palestinian Health Ministry, the Israeli strikes killed 12 Palestinians, including at least four more Islamic Jihad militants and a child, and have wounded at least 84 people.
Israel is raining fire on the land of Palestine. According to sources, the situation in the Gaza Strip is becoming more tense and Israel is preparing for a new bombing.����#غزة_تحت_القصف #GazaUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/Qjzo3qwHcq— Abdul Bin Hadi ���������������� (@AnasKas45534954) August 6, 2022
RAW FOOTAGE: This is the moment a barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza toward Israeli civilians.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 5, 2022
This is what terrorism looks like: pic.twitter.com/XLbch5NfFR
Israel has imposed special security measures in its southern territories near Gaza and is preparing to call up some 25,000 military personnel, according to Army Radio.
IDF publishes a video of the airstrike on senior Islamic Jihad commander, Tayseer Jabari in northern Gaza. pic.twitter.com/cySVQsg3Bt— Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian (@manniefabian) August 5, 2022