Palestinian resistance groups fire as many as 150 rockets from the Gaza Strip towards the Occupied Territories as the Israeli regime persists its crackdown and deadly brutality against Palestinians.
Al Jazeera reported the development in early Tuesday, citing the Israeli military. The military claimed it had intercepted and destroyed dozens of the rockets.
Most of the projectiles were fired at the illegal Israeli settlements that lie close to the Gaza Strip’s border with the Occupied Territories.
The rest targeted similar settlements in the farther cities of Ashkelon and Sderot and even locations as far as inside the holy occupied city of al-Quds in the Tel Aviv-occupied West Bank.
According to Israeli army radio, the rocket barrage has prompted the regime to open up rocket shelters throughout the Occupied Territories.
The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement’s armed wing, began the rocket strikes on Monday after the regime failed to meet its deadline to stop its grave violations against Palestinians in al-Quds and elsewhere across the West Bank.
Since the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the Israeli regime has been carrying out repeated assaults on Palestinian worshippers and protesters on al-Aqsa Mosque’s compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, that is located in al-Quds’ Old City.
Also during the month, the forces attacked Palestinian homes in East al-Quds’ Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The aggressors were trying to prompt the Palestinians to abandon their residences there. The regime had earlier issued them warnings that they had to evacuate their homes.
Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured during the Israeli military’s assaults.