Israeli Army Carries Out Several Airstrikes In Gaza

06:00 Feb 23 2023 near Gaza (غَزَّة) City, Gaza's al-Boreij (البريج) and al-Shati (لشاطئ) refugee camps

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Smoke rises during an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City February 23, 2023. Credit: MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS Published by Haaretz

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Feb 23, 2023

On Thursday dawn, the Israeli Air Force fired many missiles into sites for Palestinian resistance factions in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The attacks came less than a day after the army killed eleven Palestinians in Nablus.

Media sources said the army fired missiles in the Bader site of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, northwest of Gaza city, causing excessive damage.

They added that the army also fired missiles into another site run by the Al-Qassam Brigades in the Al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza.

The army also fired missiles into a site in the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city.

The Israeli army said it was retaliating to six shells fired from the Gaza Strip before they were intercepted by the Aerial Defense System, except for one that allegedly landed in an open area.

Late Wednesday, the Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine, Ziad Nakhalah, stated in response to the Israeli offense that led to the killing of eleven Palestinians in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, that it is the duty of his group and all resistance factions to retaliate against the Israeli crimes.

The slain Palestinians, as officially confirmed by the Palestinian Health Ministry, are:

Anan Shawkat Ennab, 66.
Adnan Sabe’ Ba’ara, 72.
Mohammad Khaled Anbousi, 25.
Tamer Nimir Ahmad Minawi, 33.
Mos’ab Monir Mohammad Oweiss, 26.
Husam Bassam Isleem, 24.
Mohammad Abu Kabr Al-Juneidi, 23.
Walid Riyad Hussein Dakheel, 23.
Abdul-Hadi Abdul-Aziz Ashqar, 61.
Mohammad Farid Sha’ban, 16.
Jasser Jamil Abdul-Wahab Qaneer, 23.
Besides killing the twelve Palestinians in Nablus, the army also injured more than 102, six seriously, and caused more than 250 Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation and other minor wounds.

On Thursday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a young man, Mohammad Nabil Fawzi Abu Sabah, 29, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli soldiers in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, two weeks ago.

IDF Attacks Targets in Gaza Strip After Six Rockets Fired at Southern Israel

Flare-up comes after 11 Palestinians were killed in an IDF operation in Nablus; army identified six rockets launched from Gaza, five of which were intercepted by Iron Dome

by Yaniv Kubovich and Jack Khoury for Haaretz
Feb 23, 2023

The Israeli military attacked targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning in response to six rockets that were fired from the Hamas-controlled enclave.

According to the IDF, six rockets were launched from Gaza - five of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The sixth rocket fell in an open area. The army added that the targets of the airstrikes were a weapons depot and a facility used to store arms - both run by Hamas.

The burst of rockets fired towards Israel led to sirens in several cities and towns near Gaza, including Ashkelon, Sderot, Ivim, Nir Am, Gevim and Or Haner.

The flare-up comes after Israeli forces entered the Old City of Nablus on Wednesday, in an attempt to arrest a number of wanted Palestinians, killing 11 and wounding 102 others in the intense confrontations with residents that ensued.

A senior Israeli military official said that the security establishment is preparing for retaliatory attacks, and that it is possible that the number of Palestinian deaths will lead to an escalation with militants in the Gaza Strip.

The IDF is bolstering its Iron Dome air defense system, and the Israeli police also said they are reinforcing their security presence in Jerusalem and in communities along the Seam Line in response to the incident.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Health Ministry says that a 30-year-old man who was wounded by IDF fire in Jenin some two weeks ago has died of his wounds.

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