Sunday, May 28, 2023

Netanyahu says Gaza standoff was ‘a precise operation’

Prime Minister of Israel, benjamin netanyahu insisted today that with the five-day struggle Palestinian Islamic Jihad (YIP) in the Gaza Strip, which ended last night, It was “a success” and it was a “perfect operation”. and warned that anyone who tries to harm Israel “will pay the price.”

“Last night, we successfully concluded five days of fighting against the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization,” Netanyahu said, referring to the deaths of 33 people in Gaza and two in Israel.

“The operation was flawless. With complete surprise and sustained initiative, we targeted the entire leadership of Islamic Jihad in Gaza, We destroyed 17 Jihad command centers, eliminated dozens of terrorists We attacked rocket and missile arsenals, we destroyed anti-tank units,” he said.

Tension eases in Gaza after fresh Egyptian-brokered truce

“Anyone who harms us or tries to harm us will pay the price,” Netanyahu warned. Today, Israel’s enemies in Gaza and far from Gaza know that even if they tried to hide we can always reach them and we will.”

The statements came after a ceasefire was agreed last night, with Egyptian mediation, confirmed by both sides through official statements.

The ceasefire ended the most violent escalation in the region since August 2022, and 33 Palestinians killed At least 15 civilians—including six of them children—and 147 wounded in Gaza, according to the enclave’s health ministry.

On the Israeli side, rocket launches from Gaza resulted in two deaths: an 80-year-old woman and a Palestinian worker living in the Strip who was working in Israel. A total of 32 people were injured in Israel, but only seven were injured by shrapnel, cave-in or broken glass, while The remainder were injured while running for bomb shelters.

A total of 1,469 rockets were fired from Gaza during five days of hostilities, the Israeli army said today. Of this number, most fell in open areas while 437 were intercepted.

An Israeli army officer gave this information 290 projectiles were unsuccessful launches and fell within the strip Due to which three people died.

As for the Israeli bombings, they hit 422 Islamic Jihad targets, including military command centers and the selective killing of six senior members of the group, which are considered terrorists by Israel, the European Union and the United States. .

With the exception of a final exchange of fire around midnight, the situation has been relatively stable since the agreed-upon time last night at 10:00 local time (19:00 GMT) and populations on both sides of the separation fence began Has been. Get back to routine.

However, this afternoon, airstrikes were again warned of airstrikes in Israeli communities near Gaza. The military confirmed that it was a rocket launched from the enclave towards Israel, which hit an uninhabited area, but the Strip’s militia quickly explained that it was an accidental shot as a result of a technical problem, and reiterated their commitment to the ceasefire. Confirmed …

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