Amid a new spiral of tensions, Israeli airstrikes killed a top commander from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip. A massive rocket attack against israel followed, triggering a response from the israel Defence Forces (IDF) and a further escalation.
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have condemned the attacks on the Jewish state that have prompted air-raid sirens to go off across southern Israel and caused locals to fear for their lives. To illustrate the point, they compared the strikes with a rain of rockets.
“Imagine your weather app said it was raining rockets. This is what Israeli civilians are experiencing right now: non-stop rockets launched at them by Islamic Jihad in Gaza”, the IDF noted on Twitter, posting a corresponding cartoon with the strike forecast and vowing: “We will continue to operate until there are clear skies over Israel”.
Tensions between Israel and Islamic Jihad flared up early on Tuesday after Israeli airstrikes killed Baha Abu Al-Atta, a top commander from the Palestinian militant group in the Gaza Strip, who was said to have been responsible for hundreds of terror attacks, with the IDF suspecting him of preparing a new attack against Israel. A fierce response followed, as dozens of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, according to its armed forces; many of these were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defence system,…