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Israeli warplanes struck Gaza early Friday as Palestinian resistance retaliated for the horrible massacre committed by Occupation forces in Jenin on Thursday.

Palestinian and Israeli media reported that Israeli warplanes launched a series of airstrikes on sites said to belong to resistance in the coastal enclave’s north and center.

Footage published on social media showed several explosions from the airstrikes in Gaza.

The military wing of Hamas resistance movement, the Ezzeddine Al-Qassam Brigades, announced that its fighters fired anti-aircraft weapons and ground-to-air missiles at the Israeli planes carrying out the attacks.

Earlier, Israeli media reported that rocket sirens went off in Ashkelon and nearby settlements of southern occupied territories late Wednesday, just before midnight.

The occupation military said that two projectiles were shot from the Gaza Strip, both of which were shot down by Israeli Iron Dome missile defense, as Ashkelon, Karmia and Zikim heard the siren, i24NEWS reported.

On Friday morning Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said that he had ordered the military to “prepare for action with a range of offensive means aimed at quality targets, in case we need to continue — until quiet is restored for the citizens of Israel.” He was also quoted by the Times of Israel as claiming that resistance groups in Gaza had suffered a “severe blow” overnight.

No resistance group claimed responsibility for the rocket launches.

But both Islamic Jihad and Hamas threatened to hit back over Thursday’s brutal Israeli raid on Jenin.

Israeli occupation forces raided Jenin refugee camp on Thursday, killing at least 9 Palestinians and injuring 20 others.

Original Article Source: Al Manar | Published on Friday, 27 January 2023 09:01 (about 453 days ago)