The Israeli Army has intensified operations in the Gaza Strip after Hamas’ declaration of a new “intifada” in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Palestinian health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said today that “two men were killed” in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza after an Israeli strike”. At the same time, the day before, Israel announced a massive attack targeting Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip.
According to the IDF, the attacks came in response to the launch of rockets from Gaza toward Israel.
After Hamas’ declaration of an “intifada” protesting US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the IDF targeted the militants’ positions in the Gaza Strip several times over the weekend. Israel’s attacks on the occupied territories have been carried out in response to rocket strikes, which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile shield, with no casualties being reported.
On Sunday, the Israeli forces destroyed Hamas tunnels in Gaza, however, announcing that the operation hasn’t been linked to the recent clashes between Palestinians and police.