The Israeli army said it carried out at least two series of air strikes against Hamas areas, after several rocket launches towards the south of the country.
fire and smoke rise over buildings in Gaza City as Israel launched air strikes on the Palestinian enclave early on January 27, 2023
Israel bombed the Gaza Strip this Friday, the 27th, in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, in a moment of tension provoked by an Israeli incursion that left several dead in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli army reported that it carried out at least two series of air strikes against Hamas areas, after several rocket launches towards the south of the country, and announced that the explosions reached the city of Gaza. So far, there have been no reports of injuries on either side. Neither Hamas nor the Islamic Jihad group confirmed they were responsible for launching the rockets, however, the attack comes a day after both promised reprisals due to the violent incursion that took place on Thursday, 26, and left nine people dead in the field. of refugees from Jenin, northern west bank.
Islamic Jihad said in a statement on Friday that the projectiles fired “carry a message: the enemy (Israel) must remain alert, because spilled Palestinian blood is costly”. The Palestinian Authority has called the incursion into the West Bank a massacre and has announced that it will no longer cooperate with Israel on security matters. According to the UN, so many deaths were not registered in only one Israeli operation in the West Bank since the beginning of the records of the operations in 2005. The Department of State announced that the head of diplomacy of the United States, Antony Blinken, will travel next week to Israel and the West Bank to “reduce tensions”. The UAE government, which normalized relations with Israel in 2020, condemned “the attack by Israeli forces” and called for an “urgent” meeting of the UN Security Council. Since the beginning of the year, up to 30 Palestinians, civilians or members of armed groups, have died in incidents of violence involving security forces as well as civilian citizens of Israel.
*With information from AFP
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