The Israeli military bombarded the Gaza Strip, Palestine, Friday (27/1/2023) after its troops killed 10 Palestinians in Jenin, West Bank the day before. Photo/Attia Muhammed/Flash90 via Jerusalem Post
GAZA – Israel bombarding areas claimed as “military sites” in the Gaza Strip, Palestine , Friday (27/1/2023). The Zionist military said the airstrikes were in response to multiple rocket attacks from the region towards the Jewish state.
Palestinian officials accused Israeli forces of carrying out the massacre of 10 Palestinians in Jenin, the occupied West Bank on Thursday, which Gaza militant groups vowed to retaliate against.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the airstrikes early Friday, saying it targeted an “underground” facility used to produce rockets for Hamas, the political and armed faction that has ruled Gaza since 2007.
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“This strike was carried out in response to last night’s (early Friday morning) rocket launch from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, which was intercepted by air defense systems,” the IDF said in a statement.
“This attack resulted in significant damage to (sites) that are strengthening and arming Hamas,” the IDF statement continued.
According to the IDF, at least five rockets were fired towards Israel, with three being intercepted, one landing in an open area and one missing inside Gaza.
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The rocket fire set off air raid sirens on settlements bordering the Palestinian enclave, including the city of Ashkelon in northern Gaza.
The rocket salvo was in response to the Palestinian resistance group’s attack by Israeli special forces on a refugee camp in Jenin, West Bank, which ended in a shootout with the militant group.
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