IDF Says Intercepted Two Rockets Fired From Gaza Strip

Воскресенье, 17 Ноя, 2019

"In the case of the Sawarkeh family, it's clearly a tragedy".

The rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome Aerial Defence System.

Early Saturday, Hamas allegedly fired at least two rockets toward the Negev Desert city of Beersheba.

The army said that Hamas was targeted because Israel holds it responsible "for events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and emanating from it", adding that the group "will bear the consequences for actions against Israeli civilians".

Israeli missile defenses on Saturday intercepted two Palestinian rockets that were fired deep into southern Israel overnight on Saturday from the Gaza Strip, Israel's military said. His wife was also killed. After two days of attack and reprisal between Islamic Jihad and Israel, an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire Thursday mostly ended the barrage.

That strike, which also killed Abu al-Ata's wife, triggered nearly immediate retaliatory rocket fire from Islamic Jihad at Israel, setting off air-raid sirens and sending Israelis rushing to bomb shelters.

The plastic bullets wounded five Palestinians, and one was injured with a live bullet. An Islamic Jihad spokesman, Musab Al-Braim, announced the agreement. The Iran-backed militants are the second largest Islamist group in the occupied Gaza strip. The military has launched an investigation. The airstrike apparently targeted the home of an Islamic Jihad commander who was not there at the time.

Israel's military said it would investigate "harm caused to civilians" from air raids.

The Israeli regime hit the house of the Al-Sawarkeh family while they were asleep, killing eight family members including three children and two women, according to media reports.

"This was a very simple, poor family, who lives from hand to mouth in a tin shack, with no water or electricity", said a neighbor who knew the family. Abu Malhous was a retired Palestinian Authority employee he said.