This Friday, he killed the number two of the group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (YIP) in the Gaza Strip during an airstrike against a residential building that left ; at least another seven dead and more than 40 wounded. Palestinian medical and security sources in Gaza confirmed the death of Taysir al Jabari, leader of the armed wing of the YIP in the center and north of the Strip, a man who headed the unit responsible for launching rockets towards Israel.
The Ministry Palestinian Health Department detailed 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 the offices of the media and non-governmental organizations.
The assassination of Al Jabari has This took place within the framework of an offensive launched this Friday by the Israeli Army. against objectives of the Palestinian group in the enclave, in the framework of a spike in tension after the arrest on Monday of Bassem Saadi, another of their leaders in the occupied West Bank. The capture occurred in the middle of an armed confrontation with the militiamen, which left a 17-year-old dead, identified as Dirar Salih Kafrini, a wounded young man and another detainee, identified as Ashraf Al Jada, a member of the YIP.
In a brief statement, the Army announced the start of an operation against the Islamist group, which this week threatened with retaliatory attacks after the arrest, triggering a reinforcement of Israeli troops on the Gaza border and a state of alarm due to the possible launch of rockets. For several days, Israel has kept the border crossings with the Strip closed. as multiple roads in the Israeli communities adjoining the enclave.
this Friday in Gaza marks a change in trendRegarding previous offensives, the triggers of which usually include hostilities by Palestinian groups in the Strip against Israeli territory. After the bombardments, which according to Palestinian sources reached multiple targets in different Gazati cities, the Army decreed the interruption of almost all activities in the communities near the border and established multiple protection measures in surrounding areas but not so close.
Stoppage of activities
These measures include the stoppage of all educational activities and a limit on capacity, which cannot be extended to more than 10 peoplein closed spaces at least until tomorrow afternoon. “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” Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid assured after the offensive.
“The security forces will act against Islamic Jihad terrorists to eliminate the threat they represent”, he added. For his part, the Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz, has indicated that “the objective 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 .
Faced with this tension, Egypt is making great efforts to mediate and prevent an escalation of violence, Khaled Al Batsh assured this Wednesday. strong>, a member of Islamic Jihad's political bureau in Gaza Islamic Jihad is calling on Israel, through Egypt, to allow Saadi's family a visit to check your health status.