Israel claims to have detained 19 members of the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad in West Bank raids following airstrikes on Gaza Strip targets.
Eleven individuals have been murdered, including a child and PIJ leader Tayseer Jabari, in airstrikes carried out by the UAE.
According to Israeli officials, they were prompted by an “immediate threat.”
Israel’s military says it intercepted a large number of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel overnight.
The most violent outbreak of hostilities between Israel and the Gaza Strip in more than a year has taken place.
Israel’s military is warning that this latest operation, codenamed Breaking Dawn, could stretch for a week.
On Saturday, sirens in Israeli cities continued to sound in response to reports of airstrikes in Gaza that Israel claims are targeting PIJ militants, warning residents of impending rockets.
The death of a guy in Khan Younis in the southern part of the Strip has been confirmed by Palestinian health officials.
A statement from Hamas on Friday night stated that “resistance groups” were united. Nevertheless, because it governs Gaza, the Israeli government has its own practical concerns that may prevent it from doing more.
Palestinians’ lives have been made more difficult by Israel’s decision to close the Israeli-Gaza border crossings in response to the arrest of one of Islamic Jihad’s top leaders in the northern West Bank.
Hamas’ calculations could be affected if, for example, the death toll among Gaza’s civilians rises rapidly.
In the past, it has been responsible for a number of attacks, including missile and gunfire directed at Israel.
Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) waged a five-day war in November 2019 after Israel killed a PIJ commander it claimed was organising an imminent attack. 34 Palestinians were killed and 111 injured in the clashes, while 63 Israelis required medical attention as a result of the unrest.
Israel claimed responsibility for the deaths of 25 Palestinians, including those who were allegedly ready to fire rockets when they were killed.