The Palestinian death toll due to Israeli rads in Gaza has risen to 32, including six children. The Jihad responded by launching missiles on Jerusalem: there is a risk of new escalation.
It is a massacre in the Gaza Strip where the Palestinian deaths following Israeli raids have risen to 32 including six children. This is the harrowing new toll provided by the Palestinian authorities since last Friday Israeli attacks targeted Islamic Jihad leaders among Gaza’s residential buildings, also targeting civilians.
According to the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian enclave, the injured in the Israeli raids are now over two hundred, including many women and children.
Meanwhile, alarm sirens sounded again on the outskirts of Jerusalem due to a launch of rockets from Gaza which, according to Israeli public television Kan, were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense systems. The launch was then claimed by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group.
Between Tel Aviv and the Islamic Jihad group there is now a risk of a new escalation of blood that has not been seen since the end of the 11-day war in 2021.
The military wing of Islamic Jihad has warned that the launches of these hours are only a first reaction to the bloody Israeli air raids and that in the next few days it will “react harshly” to the killing of its leaders.
It all started when Israel targeted the leaders of the Palestinian organization in Gaza. After killing the commander of the group for the north of Gaza, in fact, yesterday the Israelis in another air attack killed the commander in chief for the southern Gaza Strip.
The Al-Quda Brigades of Islamic Jihad confirmed that the airstrike in the city of Rafah, in southern Gaza, killed Khaled Mansour, the commander, and two comrades. Five civilians, including a child and three women, were also killed in the same raid.
Meanwhile, during the night, the Israeli army arrested about twenty people in the West Bank, all suspected of belonging to the Palestinian group of Islamic Jihad.
The fighting, which has entered the third day, is now in danger of spreading. For this reason, the UN has also called for an immediate ceasefire. United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Jerusalem, Lynn Hastings, called for “an end to hostilities to avoid more deaths and injuries among the civilian population of Gaza and Israel”. The humanitarian situation in Gaza “is very difficult and can only worsen with an escalation of violence”, she added, recalling that “international law legitimizes the use of force only in self-defense”.