Israel and Islamic Jihad declare a truce, after 8 minutes the group fired rockets from the Gaza Strip – The Jerusalem Post

Israel and the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad declared a mutual ceasefire at 11:30 p.m. on August 7, but 8 minutes after the truce went into effect, the organization fired several rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel. It is reported by The Jerusalem Post.

After that, shelling from Gaza ceased, according to the publication, Israel did not fire rockets on the night of August 8. Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ziyad al-Nakhale said that the condition for the truce was the release of two members of the group from Israeli prisons. He warned that the shelling would continue if Israel did not honor its end of the bargain soon.

On August 5, the Israeli army launched Operation Dawn against Islamic Jihad's "terrorist targets" and attacked the Gaza Strip. As a result of the strike, one of the commanders of the Islamic Jihad, Taysir al-Jabari, was killed. In response, Islamic Jihad fired about 1,100 rockets into Israel, 200 of which fell in Gaza, while in Israel 95% were intercepted by the Iron Dome. The operation lasted 66 hours, Israel destroyed equipment and weapons stores of the Palestinian movement. Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz later said the operation was launched because Islamic Jihad was planning a major terrorist attack in Israel. During this time, 41 people were killed in the Gaza Strip, more than 300 were injured, reports Skynewsarabia. Israeli authorities say 15 Islamic Jihad fighters are among the dead. Israel also notes that more people died due to unsuccessful rocket launches from Gaza than from airstrikes during the operation.

In mid-May 2021, the military conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement, which rules in the Gaza Strip, escalated. At that time, Hamas and other groups concentrated in the Gaza Strip fired about 4,000 rockets into Israeli territory, which were aimed not only at the cities bordering the Gaza Strip, but also at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and settlements located in the center of the country. Most of the missiles were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The Israel Defense Forces responded by attacking some 1,500 targets in Gaza, killing Hamas military leaders and destroying infrastructure used by the movement for military operations. As a result of Israeli response, more than 250 Palestinians were killed and almost 2,000 were injured. In Israel, 12 people became victims of rocket attacks, about 50 were injured.

On May 21, 2021, a ceasefire came into force, but on June 16, Israel attacked a Hamas training camp in the Gaza Strip. The strikes were a response to launches of balloons filled with explosives from the territory of the sector, the Israeli Army claimed.

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