Israel strikes in the Gaza Strip and declares a state of emergency

The state of emergency will be in effect from 16:45 on August 5 to 20:00 on August 6 within a radius of 80 km from the sector. The aggravation of the conflict was caused by the arrest by Israel of the leader of the banned Islamic Jihad terrorist group


Israel Defense Forces strikes the Gaza Strip, ruled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas The authorities declared a state of emergency in the surrounding areas. This was announced by the press service of the armed forces on Twitter.

“The IDF is currently attacking the Gaza Strip. An emergency situation has been declared in the Israeli rear,— said in the message.

The press service of the army clarified that the state of emergency will be in effect from 16:45 on August 5 (coincides with Moscow time) until 20:00 on August 6 within a radius of up to 80 km from the Gaza Strip.

Army representatives specified that the operation called “Rassvet”, it is conducted against “terrorist targets” Palestinian group “Islamic Jihad” (also “Jamaat Mujahideen”, a terrorist organization banned in Russia).

«Islamic Jihad»— is a paramilitary Islamist group that wants to create an independent Palestinian Islamic state and destroy Israel in a jihad. It was founded in the 1970s by Sunni Muslim Brotherhood terrorists. (banned in Russia). “Palestinian Islamic Jihad” recognized as a terrorist organization also in the US, EU, UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Israel.

According to the Al Jazeera TV channel, the aggravation was caused by the detention of one of the leaders of the Islamic Jihad in the Jenin Palestinian refugee camp. Israel in early August blocked roads near the Gaza Strip and sent armed reinforcements to the border with it. According to the Kipa portal, Israel's goal is to eliminate the commander of the northern brigade of the Islamic Jihad military wing. Taysira al-Jabari.

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In total, according to the TV channel, five people were killed in the impact, including a five-year-old girl, and 40 more were injured.

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