Palestinian militiamen of the Gaza Strip they released this thursday at least 34 missilesafter the firing of more than a dozen projectiles in response to disturbances between the Israeli Police and Muslim faithful in the al aqsa mosque of Jerusalem. The authorities of the Jewish state reported A wounded.
Besides there were attacks from Lebanese territory, of which the terrorist group Hezbollah He denies being the author even though he has supported and encouraged the attacks by radical groups in the Strip.
According to the first evaluations cited by the public broadcaster Khanat least five fell on Israeli territory, and caused one injury and property damage. The rest were shot down by the Iron Dome air defense system.
The security cabinet of the government of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will meet to evaluate what happened. Recently, the president fired Yoav Gallant as defense minister for opposing judicial reform.
A source close to the terrorist group Hezbollah declared to the chain Al Arabiyafinanced by Saudi Arabia, which is not involved in the rocket attacks.
“We have nothing to do with the rocket launch,” he said. Other sources suggest that “Palestinian factions” They are behind the attack.
Hezbollah maintains close ties with Hamaswhich governs Gaza, and with the Palestinian group Islamic Jihadwhich is also based in the coastal enclave.
These launches mark the continuation of the violence between Israelis and Palestinians after registering this Wednesday a day of high tension, with incidents both in Jerusalem like in Loop.
The Esplanade of the Mosqueswhere it is located Al Aqsawas the epicenter, with clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian groups.
These episodes left a balance of more than 30 wounded and ones 350 detaineesand marked the first incident of violence at the site since the start two weeks ago of the Muslim holy month of ramadan.
The clashes on the Esplanade triggered a strong reaction from the Arab world and part of the international community, and were used as an excuse for the aggression of the militias in Gaza, which launched rockets in several rounds.
The Israeli Army responded on Wednesday morning with shelling on targets of the Hamas terrorist groupwhich rules de facto in the Strip and which Israel holds responsible for any hostility emanating from there.
The violence on the Esplanade, at the heart of the holiest site for Judaism and the third holiest for Islam, marks a repeat of similar incidents in recent years, also during Ramadan and sparking exchanges of fire with Gaza.
For the second consecutive year, the Muslim holy month coincides with the celebrations of passover (Jewish Passover), which began on Wednesday night and which usually registers an increase in the number of Jews visiting the Esplanade and clashes with Palestinian faithful.
On the other hand, the incidents of the last two days are not isolated but rather occurred within the framework of the start of most violent year in the area in nearly two decades, with increasing attacks by both Palestinians and Jewish settlers in west bankas well as the increase in violent Israeli raids in the occupied territories.
The number of Palestinian deaths in episodes of violence with Israelis in the occupied West Bank so far this year has risen to 92, while on the Israeli side 15 people have died, victims of attacks by Palestinians or Arab-Israelis.
(With information from EFE)
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