Less than 24 hours after an IAF airstrike on Jihadists in southern Gaza, which left ten injured, two of them severely, Palestinians fire some 55 rockets, mortar shells at Eshkol Regional Council; Hamas, Islamic Jihad: Attack came in response to 'Zionist crimes'-
Jihadist groups in the Gaza Strip fired some 55 rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel early Monday morning. The shells landed in communities in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no reports of injuries, although two buildings were lightly damaged and several goats were killed due to an explosion in an animal corner.
Hamas' military wing Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the Ansar al-Quds group have claimed responsibility for Monday morning's attack on the south. They claimed the attack was a response to the IAF's airstrike on Gaza on Sunday.
"This blessed operation came in response to continuous and repeated enemy crimes against our defenceless people," a joint statement said.
In response to Monday's mortar attack on southern Israel, the IDF carried out three aerial strikes and one ground assault on Hamas terror hubs and rocket launching pads.
Hamas and the Islamic Jihad claimed that the attack on southern Israel came as a response to the "Zionist crimes."
Abu Ovadia, the spokesman for the military wing of Hamas said that "the resistance will not allow (Israel) to continue perpetrating this aggression under the guise of groundless excuses."
He warned that further Israeli aggression in Gaza will be met with a strong response led by the Palestinian resistance groups.
The mortar attack on southern Israel came less than 24 hours after an IAF airstrike in southern Gaza, which left ten injured, two of them severely.
IDF officials said the attack, carried out in cooperation with the Shin Bet security service, targeted two global jihadists who were planning to carry out a major terror attack over the Simchat Torah holiday against Israeli soldiers and civilians.
The IDF's Spokesperson's Unit identified the men as Tla'ath Halil Muhammad Jerbi (23), a global jihad operative from Rafah; and Abdullah Mohamed Hassan Maqawi (24), a member of the The Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in the Environs of Jerusalem, a global jihad group that is based in Gaza.
The army said Jerbi has been involved in extensive terrorist activity against Israel for years, and over the past few days was involved in the preparation of a terror attack in Sinai.
Note: The video is not from today but was taken in a previous escelation
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