Islamic Jihad commander Tayseer al Jabari.

Israel kills number two of Islamic Jihad in Gaza and 7 other Palestinians, including a girl

The Army Israeli killed this Friday the number two of the group Palestinian Islamic Jihad on the Gaza Strip during an airstrike on a residential building that left at least one other seven dead and more than 40 wounded.

Palestinian medical and security sources in Gaza confirmed the death of Taysir al-Jabarileader of the armed wing of the YIP in the center and north of the Strip and who headed the unit responsible for launching rockets towards Israel.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health explained that one of the fatalities is a five year old girl.

Other Palestinian sources in Gaza also highlighted that the attacked residential building, located in the center of the Gaza Capital, houses media and non-governmental organization offices.

[Israel ataca Gaza por tierra mientras la lucha entre palestinos y judíos se libra en la calle]

The assassination of Al Jabari takes place within the framework of an offensive launched today by the Israeli Army against targets of the Palestinian group in the enclave, within the framework of a spike in tension after the arrest on Monday of another of its leaders in West Bank busy.

Islamic Jihad commander Tayseer al Jabari.

In a brief statement, the Army announced the start of a operation against the Islamist group, called operation Sunrisewhich this week threatened retaliatory attacks after the arrest, triggering a surge of Israeli troops on the Gaza border and a state of alarm over possible rocket fire.

For several days, Israel has kept the border crossings with the Strip, as well as multiple roads in the Israeli communities adjoining the enclave.

Change of trend

The Israeli attack on Gaza marks a change in trend from previous offensives, the triggers of which often include hostilities by Palestinian groups in the Strip against Israeli territory.

After the bombardments, which according to Palestinian sources reached multiple targets in different Gazan cities, the Army decreed the interruption of almost all activities in the communities near the border and established multiple protection measures in neighboring but not so close areas.

These measures include the interruption of all educational activities and a limit on capacity, which cannot be extended to more than 10 people in closed spaces at least until tomorrow afternoon.

[Tensión en la Franja de Gaza: Israel ataca varios objetivos de Hamás como represalia a los proyectiles]

Following the offensive, the Israeli Prime Minister, yair stonehe said: “The Israeli government will not allow terrorist organizations in Gaza to set the agenda in the area adjacent to the Strip and threaten the citizens of the State of Israel. Anyone who tries to harm Israel must know: we will find them.”

“The security forces will act against Islamic Jihad terrorists to eliminate the threat they pose to the citizens of Israel,” he added.

For his part, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that “the goal is to protect the State of Israel and the citizens of Israel. We will not allow anyone to threaten or harm the citizens of Israel. Whoever tries to do so will be hurt.”

Source: Elespanol

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