The conflict between Israel and the militant Palestinian organization Islamic Jihad in the Gaza strip is intensifying. In the case of Israeli air strikes on jihadist targets in Gaza according to the Palestinian Ministry of health on Wednesday killed 13 people.
According to Palestinian sources, it was the dead three civilians and ten members of the Islamic Jihad. Thus, the number of since the beginning of the new wave of violence of the Palestinians killed rises to 23.
most of them were killed, according to Israeli figures trying to fire rockets into Israel. According to information from the Ministry of health in Gaza, more than 60 other Palestinians were also injured. In Israel, around 50 people have been injured, according to the rescue service.
Massive rocket fire
On Wednesday, there was also, once again, to massive rocket fire on Israeli towns. In the border area and in the coastal city of Ashkelon, warning sirens howled in the Morning, as the Israeli army announced. The news site ynet reported that the army had moved additional units with heavy weapons into the border area.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "We continue to attack the Islamic Jihad, after we have made the leading jihadi commander in the Gaza strip of harmless."
The extremist group was clear that "we will continue to attack mercilessly". He swore to the citizens to have a longer engagement. "We do not want escalation, but we will respond harshly to any attack."
The US government defended the actions of Israel. "Israel has every right to defend itself and its citizens," said the spokesperson of the foreign Ministry, Morgan Ortagus, on Twitter.
Since Tuesday morning, Palestinian militants have fired according to the Israeli army, more than 220 rockets at Israel. Dozens of them had been intercepted by the missile defense Iron Dome (iron dome).
in response to the killing of military chief
The militant Palestinians responded to the targeted killing of Military chief of the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza strip, Baha Abu Al Ata, by the Israeli air force. His wife came in the night-time surprise attack. According to the health Ministry were killed on Tuesday ten Palestinians in targeted Israeli air strikes. Eight of them had tried, according to the Israeli army to fire rockets into Israel.
Egypt and the United Nations is endeavouring, according to Israeli media reports, to calm the situation and convey intense behind-the-Scenes. (step/sda)
Created: 13.11.2019, 14:58 PM