Aug 06, 2022 11:08 UTC
  • Two Palestinians martyred, several injured as Israel steps up aggression against Gaza

At least two Palestinians have been martyred and several others injured when the Israeli regime carried out new airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, as the Zionist entity continues its acts of aggression against the blockaded Palestinian coastal enclave.

Palestinian media reported that an Israeli airstrike near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip martyred at least one person.

At least two others were wounded in the strike, the reports added.

Meanwhile, another airstrike targeted a motorcyclist in the Shuja'iyya neighborhood of Gaza City, local media said.

The illegal Zionist entity attacked the besieged Gaza Strip with warplanes on Friday, martyring at least ten people, including a senior commander of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement and a young girl.

Taysir al-Jabari, a commander of the al-Quds Brigades, the military arm of the Islamic Jihad, martyred in an air raid on an apartment in the Palestine Tower in the centre of Gaza City, the group said.

The health ministry in Gaza said at least 55 people were also wounded, and being treated at hospitals as a result of the Israeli raids.

The five-year-old girl, Alaa Qaddoum, was reportedly martyred in a missile attack along with her father while they rode a motorcycle to go shopping for groceries.

Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhalah said the Israeli enemy must expect a "non-stop" confrontation in the wake of the Friday aggression.

There will be no truce following this attack, the Islamic Jihad official said. All resistance groups must struggle under one flag in this fight, Nakhalah said.

Islamic Jihad rejects Israeli message

Additionally, the representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement in Lebanon said, due to the events on the ground, his group has rejected a message sent by Israel via Egyptian mediators calling for de-escalation.

“The occupying regime of Israel has crossed the red lines. We are at the beginning of the conflict and there is no room for mediation at present,” Ihsan Ataya told Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network on Saturday.

He emphasized that Israeli authorities are trying to involve international mediators in order to deter the Gaza-based resistance groups’ response to Tel Aviv's violence.