Several rockets have been fired at Israel after the targeted killing of a Palestinian militant leader in the Gaza Strip.
Tel Aviv – Several rockets went off after the targeted killing of a militant Palestinian leader in the Gaza Strip Israel been fired. Sirens could be heard in several cities as far south as the coastal city of Tel Aviv on Friday night.
According to Israeli media reports, the rockets landed in open areas or were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. According to media reports, the city of Tel Aviv has opened public air raid shelters out of concern for further rocket attacks.
Israeli forces had previously killed the military chief of the militant Palestinian organization Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip, Taisir al-Jabari. According to the military, the senior commander was responsible for numerous rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip and planned attacks on civilians.
“We are attacking Tel Aviv and the cities of the center and the surrounding area with more than 100 rockets,” said the organization’s military arm late Friday evening. This is the answer to the assassination of leader al-Jabari.
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According to Palestinian sources, at least ten people were killed in the large-scale Israeli military operation involving several airstrikes, including Al-Jabari, a five-year-old child and other PIJ members.
At least 75 people were injured.
Israeli Prime Minister Jair Lapid said on Friday evening: “Israel is not interested in a broad operation in the Gaza Strip, but it is not afraid of it either.”
First report 9.45 p.m. Updated at 10:05 p.m.