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‘Unexploded’ Islamic Jihad rocket causes civilian deaths in Gaza’s Jabalia – IDF

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TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says civilians have died in the Palestinian city of Jabalia in the Gaza Strip after a failed rocket launch by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement.

At least 24 people have been killed and 203 injured in airstrikes targeting the Gaza Strip launched by Israeli Operation Breaking Dawn against Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian enclave health ministry said on Saturday.

“The IDF investigation into the events in Jabariya concluded that it was the result of an Islamic Jihad rocket misfire. ,” the IDF said in a statement on Saturday.

At least four children were killed in an explosion at the Jabalia refugee camp on Saturday, according to Israeli media reports.

“Based on all IDF system data, the event appears to be the result of an Islamic Jihad rocket misfire. At the time of the event, no activity was taking place in Jabariya,” the IDF said on Saturday. emphasized.

More than 400 rockets have been fired by Islamic Jihad in the past two days, but the Gaza Strip has been short of about 90 rockets since Friday, according to the IDF.

On Friday, the Israel Defense Forces launched an operation called Breaking Dawn against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad Nahara has threatened to retaliate by launching missile strikes on Tel Aviv. Since then, Israel has repelled missile attacks and launched new attacks on the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli Defense Forces news agency told Sputnik that the Israeli military is preparing to continue Operation Breaking Dawn in the Gaza Strip for a week.



https://sputniknews.com/20220806/misfired-islamic-jihad-rocket-caused-civilian-deaths-in-jabalia-gaza-strip—idf-1099345265.html ‘Unexploded’ Islamic Jihad rocket causes civilian deaths in Gaza’s Jabalia – IDF

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