Israeli forces attacked positions of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to several shots fired shortly before from the Palestinian enclave, that have hit an industrial building near the border.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that, shortly before their maneuver, several shots hit an industrial building in the community of Netiv Haasara, although at the moment there is no information about possible victims or injuries.
“Israeli Air Force fighter jets have attacked a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip”the IDF said in a message posted on its Twitter account.
For its part, Palestinian sources pointed out that Israel attacked two observation posts of the terrorist group Hamas in the Beit Hanoun area, in the north of the Gaza Strip, according to the newspaper Ha’aretz. A witness in the Beit Hanoun area of Gaza told the agency AFP who had seen several attacks on a Hamas-controlled security post.
On Saturday night, the IDF denounced the launch of four missiles from the Gaza Stripone of which was intercepted by the Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ anti-aircraft defense system. The projectiles, which set off anti-aircraft alarms in several Israeli towns, were launched hours after US President Joe Biden finished his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territory, his first stay since taking office.
In response, the Israeli army also shelled Hamas positions in Gaza. “We will respond quickly, strongly and without hesitation” to any shot coming from GazaIsraeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Sunday.
Israel and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, in power in Gaza since 2007, have experienced four major war escalations since 2008. The last one was in May 2021 and left 260 dead in the strip and 13 dead in Israel.
Attack on Jerusalem
Secondly, an Israeli citizen was injured after being attacked with a screwdriver by a Palestinian on a bus in north Jerusalemin what according to the authorities is a possible terrorist attack.
The 41-year-old man was stabbed in the head while traveling on a bus through the Ramot neighborhood in northeast Jerusalem, according to local authorities, who said the victim was taken to a hospital and his life is not in danger.
After stabbing the victim, the aggressor was shot by a bystander, a photographer from the news portal ynet, who intervened before the authorities arrived at the scene. “I got out of the car, loaded my gun and realized it was a terrorist attack. The stabber came at me, I didn’t hesitate and shot him once. I heard him pray in Arabic,” the photographer told the station. Khan.
A spokesman for the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), Hazem Qassem, praised the attack, calling it an “act of heroism.” as well as a “natural response to the crimes of the occupation against the holy places of Islam and Christianity in Israel.”
(With information from AFP, EFE and EuropaPress)
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