Israel launches air strikes on Gaza Strip

Published February 23rd, 2023 - 08:35 GMT
Fire as a result of air strikes

ALBAWABA - Israel carried out air raids on the Palestinian mediterranean enclave of Gaza Strip to retaliate rocket attacks earlier Thursday.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said that it "carried out air strikes" on Gaza after rockets were fired from the coastal strip on Israeli cities.

The IDF said in a statement that it detected that 6 rockets were launched, 5 of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, while the sixth missile landed in an uninhabited area in Israel.

In response, IDF planes bombed a site near Al-Shati refugee camp in northwest Gaza, and another site in the center of the strip. No injuries were reported, but a number of houses were reported to have been damaged.

The Palestinian shelling on Israel came after the IDF launched a military operation in the West Bank city of Nablus, using with live bullets on Wednesday.

It resulted in the death of 11 Palestinians and the injury of more than 102 others.

The Palestinian News Agency Wafa reported that the Palestinian presidency condemned the "Israeli aggression" and held "the Israeli government responsible for this dangerous escalation."

The Palestinian media called the Israeli attacks a "massacre committed by the Israeli occupation." 

Palestinian officials, meanwhile, urged the international community to intercede and stop the "Israeli aggression."

During the Israeli air raid, shops closed their doors, as well as schools, universities and various other facilities.

The United States expressed its deep concern over what it called the "anti-terrorism operation," given that it resulted in deaths and injuries, while the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, expressed his deep concern, denouncing the loss of civilian lives.

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