More of 130,000 Muslims They performed the midday prayers in the al aqsa mosque in it Jerusalem temple mount and returning home after a day full of tensions due to the Palestinian attack in which two women died in west bank.
However, as the day of prayer concluded, hundreds of people gather and Palestinian and Hamas flags wavedisturbing the peace and supporting the terrorist attack in it Jordan Valley.
There was also praise for Lebanon, from where dozens of rockets were fired at Israel in one of the worst acts of cross-border violence since 2006.
The number of faithful was much less than on the two Fridays of ramadan earlier, and Israel significantly limited who it allowed in this week amid escalating tensions.
The international spokesperson for Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hechtassured that his troops were committed to defend the faithful of all religions during the Ramadan, Pesach and Easter and so guarantee freedom of worship.
In a message posted on IDF social media, Hecht reviewed operational events over the past 48 hours. “Civilians in northern and southern Israel have been targeted. aggressive rocket attacks launched by the terrorist organization Hamas”, explained the spokesperson.
In response, Hecht specified that the IDF reached Hamas terrorist targets in Gaza and South Lebanonwhile noting that the air defense system (Iron Dome) intercepted rockets, “saving countless lives and preventing large-scale damage on the home front.”
“The IDF is actively seeking to de-escalate the situation to ensure freedom of worship and the safety of civilians of all faiths as they celebrate Passover, Ramadan and Easter,” he concluded.
Palestinian militias of the Gaza Strip shot at dawn this Friday 44 rockets toward Israelin a new day of violence also marked by Israeli retaliatory bombardments both in the Palestinian enclave and against targets of the Islamist Hamas movement in southern Lebanon.
Of the total number of projectiles launched, nine were missed shots, 12 hit the Mediterranean Sea and 23 crossed into Israeli territory. Among those who crossed, 14 fell in unpopulated areasEight were intercepted by Israeli air defense systems and one hit a residence in the Sderot community, causing damage but no injuries.
On the other hand, two Israeli women were shot dead and another was seriously injured after an attack in the West Bank.
the rescue service Magen David Adom of Israel said both women, in their 20s, were killed and another woman in her 40s was seriously injured near the settlement of Hamra in the Jordan Valley.
Medics said they removed the three unconscious women from their car, which apparently crashed after a Palestinian allegedly opened fire on it from a nearby vehicle. The Israeli army claimed that security forces were searching for the attacker.
Two Israeli women were shot dead and another seriously injured after an attack in the West Bank
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Israel pledged to defend adherents of all religions during Ramadan, Pesach and Passover