Top Gaza terrorist killed, 14 others killed in Israeli airstrike
A child was among those killed in Gaza, according to the health ministry in the region run by the Islamic movement Hamas. Hamas has fought four wars with Israel since its capture of Gaza in 2007. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said the attacks were part of a “precision counter-terrorism operation against an immediate threat”.
Israel carried out several air strikes in Gaza on Friday. In which more than 15 people including a top terrorist were killed. Israel says it has attacked jihad. In which the top commander of the Palestinian terrorist group was killed. Officials in the country’s commercial capital Tel Aviv said there were no immediate reports of casualties inside Israel, adding that they were opening the city’s bomb shelters.
A child was among those killed in Gaza, according to the region’s health ministry, run by the Islamic movement Hamas. Hamas has fought four wars with Israel since its capture of Gaza in 2007. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said the attacks were “a precise counter-terrorism operation against an immediate threat”. Flames erupted from a building in Gaza City after the first round of attacks, with wounded Palestinians being evacuated by doctors.
Gaza’s health ministry said a five-year-old girl was among the nine people killed in the Israeli attack. Fifty Palestinians were injured, the ministry said. Israeli military spokesman Richard Hecht, referring to Palestinian fighters in Gaza, said that “in our action, about 15 people have been killed.”
US Ambassador Tom Nides said Washington “strongly believes that Israel has a right to defend itself”, writing on Twitter, “We are in talks with various stakeholders and call for peace from all sides.” Abdullah al-Arayashi, a resident of Gaza City, said the situation was “very tense”. “The country is ruined, we have fought many wars,” he told AFP. Our generation has lost its future.” Hamas, the terrorist group that governs Gaza, said Israel had “committed a new crime for which it must pay”.
The office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel’s military action was a “dangerous escalation” and called on the international community to curb Israel’s “aggression”. The Israeli military banned large gatherings in communities within 80 kilometers (50 miles) of the Gaza border until Saturday evening. Patients and Palestinians with Israeli work permits have been banned from leaving the Gaza Strip since Tuesday.