Several More Palestinians Killed or Injured As Israel Intensifies Strikes on Gaza (+Video)
- August, 06, 2022 - 15:43
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Israeli military launched new airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, continuing its violence against the blockaded coastal enclave that resulted in at least two Palestinian deaths and numerous injuries.
Palestinian media outlets reported that at least one person was killed in an Israeli airstrike near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
The reports also stated that the strike injured at least two additional people.
In the meantime, local media reported that a motorcyclist was the target of another airstrike in Gaza City's Shuja'iyya neighborhood.
At least ten people were killed and 55 wounded in Israel's warplane attack on the Gaza Strip on Friday, including a senior commander of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement and a young girl.
The health ministry in Gaza said at least 55 people were also wounded, and being treated at hospitals as a result of the Israeli raids.
The five-year-old girl, Alaa Qaddoum, was reportedly killed in a missile attack along with her father while they rode a motorcycle to go shopping for groceries.
In the first response to the Israeli attacks, the Islamic Jihad fired more than 100 rockets toward the occupied territories.
The movement called the retaliatory barrage only an “initial response” to the Israeli bloodbath.
“As an initial response to the killing of senior commander Taysir al-Jabari and his brethren martyrs... the al-Quds Brigade covered Tel Aviv, central cities, and areas surrounding Gaza with more than 100 rockets," the Islamic Jihad's military wing said in a statement on Friday.
Multiple blasts could be heard and seen throughout Gaza. Israeli reconnaissance drones could be heard hovering over the besieged enclave.
Attacks also struck the southern areas of Khan Younis and Rafah, as well as the al-Shuja’iya neighborhood.
The attacks follow days of tension with the Islamic Jihad after the arrest of senior Palestinian leader Bassam al-Saadi in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.
They also came after days of border closures, including the closure of the Karem Abu Salem commercial crossing, which is responsible for the flow of fuel needed for Gaza’s sole power plant.
In a statement, the Islamic Jihad said, “The enemy has begun a war targeting our people, and we all have the duty to defend ourselves and our people, and not allow the enemy to get away with its actions which are aimed at undermining the resistance and national steadfastness.”
Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad Ziyad al-Nakhalah said the Israeli enemy must expect a "non-stop" confrontation in the wake of the Friday aggression.
There will be no truce following this attack, the Islamic Jihad official said. All resistance groups must struggle under one flag in this fight, Nakhalah said.