JERUSALEM/GAZA: Militants in Gaza launched rockets into Israel and Israeli plane hit targets within the Palestinian enclave in an explosive backdrop to the signing of pacts for formal ties between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations.
The Israeli navy stated it launched about 10 air strikes in Hamas Islamist-run Gaza early on Wednesday and that 15 rockets had been fired from the territory at Israeli communities close to the border, the place sirens sounded earlier than daybreak.
On Tuesday, a rocket from Gaza struck the coastal Israeli metropolis of Ashdod, wounding two folks, concurrently Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed agreements on the White House to ascertain diplomatic relations.
“I’m not surprised that the Palestinian terrorists fired at Israel precisely during this historic ceremony,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated earlier than his flight returning to Israel.
“They want to turn back the peace. In that, they will not succeed,” he informed reporters. “We will strike at all those who raise a hand to harm us, and we will reach out to all those who extend the hand of peace to us.”
Palestinians, who search an impartial state within the occupied West Bank and Gaza, view the U.S.-brokered offers as a betrayal of their trigger.
No casualties had been reported on both aspect of the Israel-Gaza frontier. The navy stated eight of the rockets launched on Wednesday had been intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-missile system.
In an announcement, the navy stated targets in Gaza included a weapons and explosives manufacturing manufacturing unit and a compound utilized by Hamas for coaching and rocket experiments.
Without naming particular factions, the Islamic Jihad group in Gaza stated that in response to the air strikes, the “resistance” fired rocket salvoes at Israel.
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