More than 160 rockets were fired at Israel in a single night

Jerusalem is preparing for a week-long operation.

More than 160 rockets were fired at Israel in a single nightMAHMUD HAMS / AFP

From Friday night to Saturday morning, the military organizations of the Gaza Strip fired more than 160 rockets towards Israel, and Jerusalem is preparing for a week-long operation, reported the news portal of the Yediót Ahronót newspaper, ynet, on Saturday morning.

According to MTI’s information, the rocket attacks against Israel continued at night, but the Iron Dome air defense system, according to the military spokesman, is operating with ninety-five percent efficiency and has successfully intercepted the projectiles aimed at Israeli residential areas. About thirty of the 160 Palestinian rockets landed in the Gaza Strip.

In Operation Dawn, announced on Friday afternoon, Israel shot dozens of targets in Gaza belonging to the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization.

including at least six weapons workshops, two weapons depots, six observation posts and five missile launch sites.

About 20 Islamic Jihad activists were arrested in the West Bank, including the well-known Najah Kabaiba, who had previously been detained in an Israeli prison. No injuries occurred during the detentions.

If necessary, Jabari will not be the last target

– announced the Israeli military command, referring to the targeted airstrike that started the fighting on Friday afternoon, in which Taishir Jabari, one of the most important military commanders of the Islamic Jihad organization, was executed. So far, at least ten people have lost their lives in the Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, including 2-3 civilians – one of them was a 5-year-old girl – and at least 80 have been injured.

Abdullah Kadom, head of Islamic Jihad’s anti-tank system, was also killed in the Israeli airstrikes. “The two of them (along with Jabari) were behind the attack threats in the Gaza Strip,” the Israeli army said.

The Islamist organization Hamas, which controls the zone, has so far not intervened in the fighting or launched rockets. According to the newspaper’s previous reports, Jerusalem is trying to prevent Hamas from participating through Egyptian mediation.

However, two other organizations joined Islamic Jihad:

the third largest grouping in the zone, the Resistance Committees, which were created during the second intifada, or Palestinian uprising, at the beginning of the 2000s by the former members of Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad, as well as the Fatah party’s armed group in Gaza, the Suhada al- Aksa.

The Israeli forces have announced that there are currently no negotiations with Islamic Jihad on a cessation of hostilities.

We are preparing for a week-long sale

– emphasized the spokesman of the army. “This was determined for us by the political leadership and the chief of staff,” he added.

In Israel, out of fear of rocket attacks from Gaza, bathing on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea was prohibited, and extraordinary precautions were introduced, especially in the area close to the Gaza Strip. The Israelis spent the night from Friday to Saturday in shelters in the immediate vicinity of the zone.

The Jewish opposition parties assured the government and the army of their support, while the Joint List of Arab parties condemned the Israeli leadership for launching Operation Dawn.

The United States firmly believes that Israel has the right to defend itself

Tom Neides, the US ambassador to Israel, wrote on his Twitter account. “We are in contact with various parties and appeal to all concerned to remain calm,” he added.

“Israel is working to protect itself and its citizens, and to achieve its goal it will take targeted and decisive action against terrorists and perpetrators of terrorism,” Defense Minister Beni Ganz said during a meeting with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Ganz provided operational information on the operation and efforts to restore peace and stability in the Gaza Strip.


Source: Propeller – Saját anyagok by propeller.hu.

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