The airstrikes by the Israeli army began Friday, it said to kill a militia leader. As a result, the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis flared up again: on Saturday, shelling was carried out on both sides.
The bombing could last a week, according to the Israeli army. The military calls the attacks “a special situation” on the “Israeli home front.”
More than 100 people have been injured in the bombing in the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian authorities. The youngest victim is said to be five years old. A leader of Islamic Jihad is also said to have been killed in the attacks.
In addition to the airstrikes, Israel said there have also been several raids in which 19 Islamic Jihad members have been arrested.
The only power plant in the Gaza Strip had to close today due to a fuel shortage. Israel closed the supply of goods to the Palestinian Gaza Strip five days ago, which is now running out of fuel.