Islamic Jihad vows to respond as Israeli strike hits Gaza

The Israeli military said it could hit Tel Aviv on Friday (August 5), bombing targets they said were linked to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza, killing a commander. urged vows of retaliation from extremist groups that

At least seven people, including a 5-year-old child, have been killed and 40 injured in strikes days after tensions rose after the arrest of a Palestinian militant leader in the week, local health officials said. said he did.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad officials said the movement’s senior commander, Taisir al-Jabali, was killed in the strike, which hit several targets around the populated Strip.

The strike comes after Israel arrested Bassam al-Saadi, a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic jihadist group, during a raid on the occupied West Bank city of Jenin earlier this week.

It then closed all Gaza crossings and some of the nearby roads for fear of reprisal attacks from Gaza-based groups.

In a statement broadcast on Al Mayadeen TV, a pro-Iranian Lebanese channel, Islamic Jihadist leader Ziad Al-Nakhala vowed revenge for the strike.

Gaza, a small strip of land with about 2.3 million people living in a 365-square-kilometer (140-square-mile) patch, has been a point of constant conflict since Hamas took control of the region in 2007.

Israel has fought five conflicts with Gaza since 2009. Most recently, he said, during her 11-day war in May 2021, Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel and Israel airstrikes the Gaza Strip.

(Reuters) Islamic Jihad vows to respond as Israeli strike hits Gaza

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