Netanyahu orders to continue “mass strikes” against Gaza

File The Times of Israel

ISRAEL (VOP TODAY NEWS) — On the heels of violence exacerbated since Saturday, May 4 between Gaza and Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he ordered to continue the “massive strikes” against targets of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday (May 5th) he ordered the Israeli army to continue its “massive strikes” against Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from Palestinian territory. says AFP.

“I instructed the army to continue its massive strikes against the terrorist elements of the Gaza Strip, and ordered to reinforce in tanks, artillery and troops the forces deployed around the Gaza Strip,” he said. he said to the council of ministers according to his services.

Since Saturday, May 4, more than 400 rockets have been fired at Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, said the IDF, which claims to have intercepted a large number. The army responded by bombing more than 200 sites.

This is one of the largest numbers of rockets fired in two days over Israel during the violence in recent years between Palestinian armed groups, including Hamas in power in Gaza, and the Jewish state.

In this context of escalation, Israel has announced the closure of crossing points with Gaza and fishing areas of the Palestinian enclave.

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