Israel strikes Hamas targets in response to rocket fire from Gaza

MADRID, 19 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have announced on Monday night that they have attacked targets in the Gaza Strip in response to the rocket launched from the Gaza Strip, which has activated the air defense system, known as the Iron Dome.

“In response to the launch from Gaza into Israel, we have just targeted a Hamas weapons manufacturing site in Gaza. The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for all terrorist activities emanating from the Gaza Strip,” they said on their profile. Twitter official.

According to local sources, Israeli planes have bombarded the town of Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, with three missiles. In a statement, Hamas’s armed wing, the Al Qassam Brigades, stated that “the air defenses clashed with the planes” around 1:35 a.m. (local time), as reported by the Maan news agency.

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This action occurs in a context of tensions with Israel after the recent Israeli police intervention against Muslim worshipers in the Esplanade of the Mosques, which on Friday resulted in more than 150 injuries and 400 arrests and several attacks in Israel that in recent weeks have left more than a dozen civilians dead.

On the other hand, a 19-year-old girl named Hanan Mahmud Jaddur, has died after being shot in the abdomen due to clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces in northeast Jenin, according to the Wafa news agency.

In addition, in Ramallah, at least three young people have been injured by ammunition as a result of clashes in the villages of Kafr Ein and Qarawat Bani Zeid, while there have also been disturbances in Al Yamun, in the north of the West Bank, where Israeli forces They dispersed the crowd with tear gas.

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According to the aforementioned agency, injuries have also been reported during clashes in Al-Tur, in Jerusalem, as well as in the Jabal Mukaber area, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Also, in Hebron, at least one person has been injured following clashes in Hebron, as well as in the Al-Arrub refugee camp.

Due to the clashes, at least 17 people have been detained by Israeli forces, according to Wafa, in a few weeks in which tension has multiplied because the month of Ramadan coincides with Jewish Passover and Christian Holy Week and its events in the city of Jerusalem.

On Friday, more than 400 Palestinians were arrested and 150 were injured by the police intervention, actions condemned by countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Morocco or Bahrain, allies of Israel.

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