Israel air attacks hit Gaza after 10 Palestinians killed in Jenin | Israel-Palestine conflict News
Witnesses said Israeli drones fired missiles at targets in Gaza, followed by warplanes hitting the sites.
Israel conducted several air strikes on the Gaza Strip a day after Israeli forces kill 10 Palestinians — including an elderly woman — in the Jenin refugee camp, marking one of the bloodiest attacks on the West Bank occupied by Israeli troops in years.
“The IDF (Israel’s army) is currently attacking Gazathe military said in a statement on Friday.
Security sources in Gaza told Agence France-Presse news agency that there had been 15 strikes. Witnesses and local media reported that Israeli drones fired two missiles at targets in Gaza before the warplanes struck, causing four large explosions.
There were no reports of casualties.
Israeli army said the air strikes on Gaza – one of the most densely populated areas in the world with 2.1 million inhabitants – happened after two rockets were fired towards Israel at around midnight (22:00 GMT).
Air raid sirens were sounded in southern Israel as two rockets were fired initially and then again after Israeli air strikes.
The Israeli military said the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s air defenses, and the country’s Channel 12 broadcast footage of Israeli interceptors being launched into the night sky above the city of Ashkelon, some miles from Gaza. about 12km north.
No group has claimed responsibility for the reported rocket fire.
Israeli air strikes and rocket fire after Israeli forces killed 10 people in a raid on the Jenin refugee camp. At least 20 people were also wounded in what was described as one of the bloodiest days in the occupied West Bank since Israel ramped up attacks in early 2021.
Four of those injured in the raid are in critical condition and those killed include an elderly woman identified by Jenin hospital authorities as Magda Obaid.
Palestinians have described the Jenin raid as a “massacre”.
People flooded the streets across the West Bank on Thursday to show solidarity with Jenin as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared three days of national mourning.
Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said President Abbas had cut security coordination with Israel because of “repeated aggression against our people and undermining of signed agreements.” . He also said that the Palestinians planned to file complaints with the United Nations Security Council, the International Criminal Court and other international bodies about Israel’s violent behavior.
The United Arab Emirates, China and France have asked the United Nations Security Council to meet behind closed doors on Friday about the attacks, diplomats said.
Tor Wennesland, the United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, said on Twitter that he was “deeply worried” and “sorrowful” by the violence and that he was involved with the Israeli authorities. and Palestine to “reduce tensions, restore peace and stability”. avoid further conflict”.
#UN envoy @TWennesland:
Deeply alarmed & saddened by the continuing cycle of violence. The key is to reduce stress immediately and prevent more human damage. Urged and still interact with authentic/, 🇮🇱 & 🇵🇸. to reduce stress, restore calm and avoid further conflict.
Full statement pic.twitter.com/KBIGcjnG7Q
– UNSCO (@UNSCO_MEPP) January 26, 2023
Israel’s Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir praised Israeli forces in the Jenin raid, saying that those who tried to “harm our employee should know that his blood was lost”.