Israel estimates length of Gaza fighting
IDF will continue to strike terrorist targets with “great precision,” the defense minister says
On Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), stated that they were ready for any kind of attack. “week of fighting”After Israel had attacked Gaza earlier in the day, The Israelis added that peace negotiations are not in progress at this time.
According to the IDF, more than 160 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel since Friday afternoon. Iron Dome’s missile defense system, which destroyed 95%, was the spokesperson for the defense forces.
The mission, ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’, was launched in response to “the imminent threat of attack against Israeli civilians posed by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization,”According to IDF.
Kochav said the Israeli military struck 40 targets, including “five rocket launching pads and six stores or rocket production sites,”Adding that Tayseer Al-Jabari, senior commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), was also among those killed.
“The State of Israel is working to defend its citizens and that we will operate decisively and with as great precision as possible against terror operatives and infrastructure,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz tweeted.
Al-Quds Brigades was the military arm for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and it claimed to have fired 60 rockets into Israeli cities. “in response to the Israeli bombardment of Gaza,”As quoted by Al Jazeera
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 12 civilians were killed in Israeli strikes on Saturday, and another 84 were injured. According to the Times of Israel, one victim was hurt by shrapnel resulting from a rocket launched from Gaza into south Israel.
The flare-up of tensions occurred after PIJ threatened retaliation after Israel arrested the group’s West Bank leader, Bassem Saadi, on Monday. A Palestinian teenager was killed during the raid on Saadi’s home, prompting outcry among Palestinians.
Gantz stated Friday that militants from Palestine were threatening the Gaza border. “would be removed one way or another.”On Saturday, minister approved calling up to 25,000.
Prime Minister Yair Laspid announced the Gaza operation via a televised address “will take as long as it takes.”
Tor Wennesland, UN Middle East peace ambassador, stated Friday that he was “deeply concerned”By the increasing violence. “the targeted killing today of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader inside Gaza,”both civilian deaths in the Palestinian territories. Israel’s UN envoy, Gilad Erdan, criticized the international body for “making false and immoral comparisons between a law-abiding democracy and radical terror organizations.”