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Israel begins bombardment of Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza

Archive – Archive image of the Israeli Army – Ilia Yefimovich/dpa – File

The Israeli Army announced this Friday the beginning of a bombing operation against targets of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip after several days on alert for possible retaliation by the organization after the arrest in the West Bank of a senior official. of the group.

“Following direct threats posed by Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza, the IDF (Israeli Army) is now attacking the Gaza Strip,” the military announced in a statement on its Twitter account.

In the same statement, the Israeli Army declares a so-called “special situation” on the domestic combat front, without giving further details.

The official Palestinian news agency Wafa has confirmed the beginning of the attacks, which have reached, among other targets, the Palestine Tower building in the Gaza neighborhood of Rimal.

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