The Zionist regime’s army launched brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip on Friday evening, killing a number of Palestinians, including a senior commander of the Islamic Jihad movement, and a five-year-old child.
The Islamic Jihad has fired more than 100 rockets toward the occupied territories after the Israeli regime assassinated one of the Palestinian resistance movement’s senior commanders during a massacre.
The movement called the retaliatory barrage only an “initial response” to the Israeli bloodbath that killed a number of Palestinians in the city of Rafah which is located in the southern part of the Tel Aviv-blockaded Gaza Strip.
Israel’s deadly attack on the Gaza Strip also raised various reactions.
The followings are the latest developments:
400 rockets fired: Israeli regime radio
The Zionist Israeli regime’s Army Radio said that since yesterday, more than 400 missiles and rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards the settlements in the occupied territories
Iraqi FM condemns Israeli atack on Gaza
Ahmad Al-Sahaf, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, said in a statement on Saturday that Baghdad condemns the aggression of the Zionist regime that has targeted several areas in the Gaza Strip.. The language of violence and force adopted by this regime will escalate the tensions.
Iran FM pens letters to intl. community to condemn Israel
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has written letters to the UN, NAM movement as well as the OIC to condemn the brutal and aggressive attacks by the Zionist apartheid regime against the people of Gaza.
FM speaks by phone with Nakhala to condemn aggression on Gaza
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian called the Islamic Jihad Secretary General Ziyad Al-Nakahal to strongly condemn the attacks by the Zionist regime on the people of Gaza.
Loud explosions heard in Tel Aviv
Media including Al-Jazeera and Sputnik Arabic have said that loud explosions were heard in the Israeli regime capital on Saturday afternoon after Islamic Jihad vowed it rejected truce offered by Egypt.
Islamic Jihad rejects ceasefire offer by Egypt
Lebanese “Al-Mayadeen” network, quoting its sources, announced that the Palestinian resistance forces have rejected Egypt’s proposal to stop the attacks and emphasized that the resistance’s response to Tel Aviv will continue decisively.
Sources from the Palestinian resistance informed Al-Mayadeen network today (Saturday), “Egypt offered a truce for a few hours; While the Islamic Jihad rejected that offer stressing that its answer was that now is the time to respond to the crimes of the Israeli occupation regime.”
200 rockets fired at Occupied Lands
Sources affiliated with the Zionist regime of Israel said on Saturday afternoon that preliminary estimates indicate that more than 200 rockets have been fired from Gaza to Israel since last night.
Yemeni parliament reacts to Zionist regime’s crime against Gaza
The Yemeni parliament condemned the Israeli Zionist regime’s crime against Gaza and emphasized the right of the Palestinian nation and resistance in response to the crime.
Zionist attacks target residential areas
Several residential buildings throughout the Gaza Strip have been targeted by Israeli forces since Friday, sending huge clouds of smoke and debris into the air.
A five-storey building belonging to the Khalifa family near al-Amal Hotel west of Gaza City was flattened, Al Jazeera reported. No casualties have yet to be reported.
In the south, the al-Buraim family home in Bani Suhaila, an agricultural town east of Khan Yunis, was also targeted by Israeli warplanes. Local sources said the house was empty.
Fresh volley of rockets fired at Israel in retaliation
The Zionist Army Radio announced that two Zionist forces were injured in a rocket attack by the resistance groups on the Zionist settlement of Eshkol in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian sources reported that sirens had been activated in Ashdod. These sources say that the resistance forces have used drones to attack.
According to reports, sirens have been activated in all the Zionist settlements around Gaza. Hebrew sources say that a fire broke out after the rocket hit a factory in Eshkol.
Israeli air strike flattens house in Gaza
An Israeli air attack has targeted and destroyed a family home west of Gaza City.
According to a report by Al Jazeera, Nadia Shamallakh, 65, said that her family of 10 were having breakfast when their neighbours came running to tell them to evacuate.
“No sooner had we left, the house and our crops all got destroyed. Me and three of my children had to go to the hospital,” she said.
“We are farmers. There are no fighters in the area.”
Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli army has targeted the “Sheikh Ijlin” area in the south of the Gaza Strip.
Shahab news reported that the Zionist regime targeted a residential house in this area.
Al Jazeera Mubasher says that a three-story house was completely destroyed in the attack of the Zionist regime in the “Sheikh Ijlin” area.
Simultaneously, Channel 13 of the Zionist regime reported that two settlers were injured after a rocket hit the Zionist settlements around Gaza.
Ben Gurion Airport comes under attack
Hebrew sources reported that sirens were activated in the Zionist settlements around the Gaza Strip and east of Tel Aviv. The media say that at least 10 explosions were heard around Tel Aviv.
Some news sources said that four rockets were fired at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, announced it had targeted Zionist towns and military sites with a number of rockets and mortar shells.
“Al-Quds Brigades pounded Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport, Ashdod, Beersheba, Ashkelon, Netivot and Sderot with 60 missiles in response to the Israeli bombardment of Gaza,” the group said on its Telegram channel.
The group called their operation “Fields of Unity”.
Israel claims it is ready for a week of operations in Gaza Strip
The Israeli regime said it is preparing for a “week of operations” against Palestinian resistance groups in the Gaza Strip.
The Zionist regime’s army spokesman Ran Kochav was quoted by Zionist media as saying that there are no negotiations for a truce and that the offensive on Gaza may take at least one week.
No talk of mediation, Islamic Jihad says
An official in the Islamic Jihad movement said there has been no talk of calm or mediation “for the moment”.
The unnamed official was quoted by a local Palestinian news agency as saying that the situation “is heading for an escalation”.
Israel targets Resistance position in N Gaza
Palestinian sources reported that the fighters of the Zionist regime targeted a position of the resistance groups in the north of the Gaza Strip.
The Zionist Army claimed that if the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) supports the Islamic Jihad, it will expand the scope of its operations against Gaza.
Two Palestinians killed, several injured as Israel steps up aggression against Gaza
At least two Palestinians have been killed and several others injured when the Israeli military carried out new airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, as the Tel Aviv regime continues its acts of aggression against the blockaded Palestinian coastal enclave.
Palestinian media outlets reported that an Israeli airstrike near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip killed at least one person.
At least two others were wounded in the strike, the reports added.
Meanwhile, another airstrike targeted a motorcyclist in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood of Gaza City, local media said.
Sirens sounded in Israeli settlements near Gaza
The resistance groups based in the Gaza Strip have targeted the Zionist settlements near the Gaza Strip with rocket attacks in response to the attacks of the Zionist fighters.
According to the latest reports, sirens were sounded in Israeli settlements near Gaza.
Following the continuous rocket attacks of the Palestinian resistance on Israel, the streets of the Zionist settlement of Sderot have been evacuated.
The Zionist army issued a statement on Saturday asking all the settlers around Gaza to remain inside the shelters.
19 Islamic Jihad members arrested in West Bank raids
The Zionist army has arrested 19 members of the Islamic Jihad Movement in different areas of the West Bank.
Israel to continue military operation in Gaza Strip until goals achieved
Israel will continue the military operation in the Gaza Strip until all its goals are achieved, Israeli War Minister Benny Gantz told his US counterpart, Lloyd Austin.
According to the Zionist regime’s War Ministry, Benny Gantz talked with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and informed him about the Breaking Dawn operation.