TEL AVIV, (BM) – Airstrikes by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip have achieved part of their goal, such as eliminating terrorist leaders in the region, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing a field source.
Sameh Fahim Al-Mamluk, one of the commanders of the al-Quds terrorist brigade, and two other fighters were killed in the Israeli attacks. Their killing came after the Israeli military attacked a residential building in a Gaza suburb. Iyad Fati Faik Sharir of the Hamas movement has also been killed, sources said.
“Israeli forces attacked a hiding place in which senior members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s rocket apparatus were staying,” the Israeli military and the Shin Bet said, without identifying the casualties.
The Al-Quds Brigade has already circulated in the conflict area that “these horrific killings” will be avenged, which is just a signal that rocket fire and terrorist attacks may soon spiral out of control.
“Our martyrs, commanders Sameh Fahim Al-Mamlouk, Kamal Tayseer Qureiqa, and Muhammad Yahya Abu Al-Ata, bled, and we affirm that the response to their assassination will be harsh,” a spokesperson for the Al-Quds Brigades said.
What is happening in the area?
The violence began after the focus fell on controversial judicial and political actions over the Palestinian-populated Sheikh Jara district of East Jerusalem. An Israeli court initially ruled that Palestinians should be evicted from the neighborhood and be populated with Israelis. A hearing on the eviction followed, but it never ended last Sunday and was postponed.
On Monday, Jerusalem was subjected to a brief rocket attack by al-Quds and Hamas with a request on the eviction decision. Israel did not comply with the Palestinians, which led to a retaliatory strike and a rocket fire between the two countries for the second day in a row.
According to a field source, Israel has involved fighter jets and tanks in the conflict, which are hitting 130 targets in the Gaza Strip. These goals are related to the Hamas movement. According to the Israeli authorities, these goals are also associated with terrorist organizations.
The international community welcomes the actions of Israelis and Palestinians, but as statements from both sides make clear, both sides may reach no agreement soon.
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