Israel hits 130 targets in Gaza, several from Hamas, in response to 200 rockets

The Israel Defense Forces reports that at least six civilians injured by a rocket hit a building in Ashkelon

Rockets of Israeli origin continue to be launched in the Gaza Strip, where 15 Hamas members have died

The Israeli army has claimed to hit 130 targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Tuesday when it responded to the launch of 200 rockets fired from the enclave into Israeli territory.

Israel hits 130 targets in Gaza, several from Hamas, in response to 200 rockets
Israel hits 130 targets in Gaza, several from Hamas, in response to 200 rockets

Among the goals the Israeli army has achieved are reportedly the home of a commander in chief of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), a Hamas intelligence headquarters, two attack tunnels, and production and storage facilities. Missile and weapon manufacturing, reports The Times of Israel.

They have also given assurances that they killed at least 15 members of the movement. Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza were also affected by these attacks.

In the early hours of Tuesday, the Gaza Strip continued to condemn Israeli bombings. According to the Palestinian agency WAFA, eyewitnesses carried out detailed four-missile attacks in east Jabalia, causing serious property damage and power outages in the region.

Three more missiles have hit west of Khan Younis in the southern strip and on agricultural land east of Al Fojari east of Khan Younis. In addition, Israeli planes have attacked land in the Al Zaytoun neighborhood south of Gaza, and a raid was carried out north of the same city.

Rocket fire from Israeli ships towards Beit Lahia Beach north of Gaza and the bombing of a warehouse in Tal Al Hawa, southwest of the city, have also been reported, the Palestinian Authority reports.

Israel has blamed its attacks on “retaliatory measures” against Gaza for firing around 200 rockets from 6:00 pm (local time) on Monday “against civilians in Jerusalem and communities in southern Israel”. The warning sirens sounded in various communities in the morning, although the Iron Dome defense system managed to intercept dozen of the launches and many others fell in the open.

In Ashkelon, to the south, six civilians were injured in residential buildings by two missiles from a score from the strip, which the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have condemned. This attack was confirmed by Hamas, suggesting that the large-scale bombing of the city was carried out in response to IDF attacks on a residential building near Gaza.

Army international spokesman Jonathan Conricus has stated that he has been viewing the start of the strip in Israel since Monday afternoon as a “serious attack, an attack that will not go unanswered,” he said in a video posted on The IDF’s profile Twitter was released. stress that they blame the attacks on Hamas and are prepared for “different scenarios”.

700 wounded and 20 dead on Monday

This wave of bombings in the early hours of this Tuesday follows Monday’s attacks and clashes, in which many were injured and killed on a new day of tension.

In particular, more than 20 Palestinians died and 700 were injured in clashes with Israeli police in East Jerusalem and in the bombing of Israeli aviation in the Gaza Strip on Monday.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported early Tuesday that apart from the 21 dead, including nine minors, 788 people were injured in “ongoing Israeli aggression” in the West Bank, including Jerusalem and the Strip, in the Israeli bombings in Gaza.

The riots in Jerusalem, which originated mainly on the esplanade of the mosques – the third holy place for Muslims – left 612 wounded this Monday, 411 of whom were taken to hospitals, while 95 people were left in the bombings in the strip Gaza killed was injured, reports the WAFA agency.

On the other hand, at the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallá, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported nine other people injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, and another 37 in the same situation at the Qalandia Field Hospital.

About 30 people are also affected by live bullets, rubber bullets or tear gas inhalation and are in Hebron Hospital. Another seven were injured for similar reasons and distributed to the hospitals of Jenin, Tulkarm, Beit Jala and Rafidia.

For its part, the Palestinian Red Crescent has estimated that more than 700 people have been injured in the various incidents between Palestinians and Israeli forces, most of them 600 in Jerusalem, where Israeli police have also reported 32 officers injured ‘.

On the other hand, a protest in solidarity with the Palestinians in the Israeli city of Lod ended late Monday evening with a young man shot dead and two other young men injured. The circumstances of the shooting are not yet known to the police has pointed out and takes “The Jerusalem Post”.

INTERNATIONAL CONDICTION

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, condemned the launch of rockets on Monday, “particularly attacks on civilian centers”.

Guterres has urged all parties to act with “extreme restraint” and expressed “concern” about recent security developments “which could trigger another dangerous escalation that could lead to further violence and death,” said his spokesman Stéphane Dujarric informs.

The United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, for his part, condemned the rocket attacks on Israel and, in a conversation with his counterpart and deputy prime minister, reaffirmed his support for a situation of “two states” in the conflict in Jordan, Ayman Safadi.

Both, as Foreign Ministry spokesman Ned Price has indicated, have agreed on the “urgency of reducing” the confrontations in Jerusalem and the importance of “maintaining the historical” status quo “in the holy places of the holy city”. .

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