The Israeli air attack was in retaliation for launching rockets from the Palestinian enclave in the direction of Jerusalem. Videos of these two events were broadcast on social networks.
Madrid (EUROPA PRESS)-At least 20 Palestinians, including 9 minors, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip in retaliation for launching rockets from the Palestinian enclave to Jerusalem. The number of injured was 65.
The Gaza Ministry of Health reported the 20 “martyrs” whose deaths were confirmed at the Beit Hanoun Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip.
Several Palestinian news portals published images of the lifeless bodies of two minors whose authenticity could not be confirmed.
After the news broke, Israeli military sources blamed the failed rocket launch of the Palestinian militia for the child deaths caused by the explosion. According to an Israeli military officer quoted by Israeli TV, the rocket was originally intended to be launched into Israeli territory, but it was “wrong.”
In addition, the Israeli military released a video to ensure that one of the latest bomb explosions can be seen and how the projectiles hit the three members of Hamas who will launch the rocket. In total, the Israeli army reported that eight Hamas militants were attacked when they fired rockets.
Israel bombed the Gaza Strip in response to seven bullets fired from the enclave in the direction of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was the center of a wave of protests that caused severe unrest between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police. On Monday alone, at least 395 Palestinians were reported to have been injured in the conflict.
The Israeli army posted a “red alert on its Twitter account. The sirens were activated in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh.”
According to the Times of Israel, seven rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, one of which would be intercepted by the air defense system. The rest fell on the empty ground, and there is no news of the injured.
The rockets landed in other areas near the Gaza Strip, although sirens sounded in cities such as Tel Aviv, and even air-raid shelters were opened.
Israel’s retaliation should have been approved by the government’s hard-core security cabinet, which will order a “mass airstrike” on Gaza, the Israeli daily “Yedioth Aharonoth” reported in its digital version.
A source consulted by the newspaper explained: “Hamas must be hit hard, but everyone understands our limitations. We don’t want a long war.” He expects the hostilities to end within two to three days.
Israeli military spokesman Hidai Zilberman said: “In the next few days, Hamas will feel the long arms of the army. This is not a few minutes, but a few days.” Gaza: ” Everything is on the table.” He promised.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself seems to have warned that Israel will make a “strong response” to the rocket attack in Gaza. He said: “We will not tolerate attacks on our territory, capital, citizens or soldiers.”
For Netanyahu, “Gaza’s terrorist organization crossed the red line on the eve of Jerusalem Day and attacked us with rockets on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Those who attack us will pay a high price,” he said, noting that Israel will not seek upgrade.
The rise came after Hamas, the Palestinian organization that controls the Gaza Strip, issued a warning that threatened Israel to suppress Palestinian protests in East Jerusalem.
The escalation in Gaza is closely related to the Palestinian protests in East Jerusalem. It happened on Monday that Zionism celebrated the anniversary of the occupation of this part of the city in the 1967 Six-Day War.