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Israel attacks 15 targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket launch after Netanyahu’s announcement

September 11, 2019

MADRID, 11 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched an attack on 15 “terrorist targets” in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in retaliation for the launch of two rockets into Israeli territory following the announcement made by the first Israel's minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his plan to annex the Jordan Valley if he wins the elections.

The attacks have aimed at various positions of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), including “a weapons manufacturing zone” and a “terrorist tunnel” located in the coastal zone of the Palestinian enclave, as explained by the Israeli forces on your Twitter account.

In this sense, the IDF have indicated that “they hold Hamas responsible for the launch of rockets” towards the Israeli towns of Ashkelon and Ashdod, actions that have forced Netanyahu to interrupt the electoral act he was celebrating in the latter.

“About half a million Israelis have been under fire a few minutes ago by two rockets fired from Gaza into the port cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod. Fortunately, they have been intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system,” the Forces then reported. of Defense of Israel (IDF) on Twitter.

The attack surprised Netanyahu in full electoral rally in Ashdod. At first, he stayed in place calling his supporters “calm”, but finally he had to be evacuated by his security team. Minutes later he returned to the stage.

The event came shortly after Netanyahu announced that, if he wins the next elections scheduled for September 17, Israel will annex all Jewish colonies, starting with the Jordan Valley, the Jordan-border area in the West Bank. busy