Islamic Jihad’s rockets target West Jerusalem amid continuing Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Posted in: 07/08/2022 – 08:49

The western suburbs of Jerusalem woke up Sunday to sirens and explosions from long-range Palestinian rockets fired at Israel. For its part, Islamic Jihad confirmed that it had launched missiles towards Jerusalem, while the Israeli army continued to launch air raids on the Gaza Strip.

Arrived Palestinian missiles Long-distance Sunday to West Jerusalem, where sirens and explosions were heard.

For its part, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad announced on Sunday that it had fired missiles towards Jerusalem, shortly after the sirens sounded in the area, according to the Israeli army.

In a statement, Al-Quds Brigades said, “Not long ago, we launched rockets towards Jerusalem.”

This is the first time that rockets have been fired at Jerusalem since the ongoing escalation with Israel in the Gaza Strip began.

AndThis escalation left nearly 30 Palestinians dead At least a third of them are civilians and two of them are senior leaders of Islamic Jihad, while rockets have driven tens of thousands of Israelis into bomb shelters.

The clashes alarmed the international community and prompted Egypt to mediate for a truce. The fighting has been contained to some extent because Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules the impoverished and besieged Gaza Strip, has remained on the fringes of the conflict.

FRANCE 24/Reuters/AFP

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