Israeli attack on Gaza Strip as tensions rise in Jerusalem

war planes Israel they launched a stroke on the Gaza Striptargeting what the army said was a weapons manufacturing site belonging to Hamas, the Palestinian group that runs the coastal enclave.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported no casualties or injuries on Tuesday. The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed branch of Hamas, said they retaliated with surface-to-air missiles.

“Our air defense responded to the Zionist warplanes in the skies over the Gaza Strip with surface-to-air missiles at exactly 01:35 local time (10:35 GMT) on Tuesday morning,” it said in a statement.

Tensions rise in the Gaza Strip

Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip as tensions rise in Jerusalem.

The attack comes after a rocket fired from the besieged Gaza Strip into southern Israel was intercepted on Monday, in the first such attack in months amid rising tensions over the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied east Jerusalem.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage and no Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the rocket, which Israel says was shot down by its Iron Dome interceptor.

Hamas had warned that any incident at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, a site revered by Muslims and Jews, would be a “red line” after Israeli forces raided the site in occupied East Jerusalem several times in recent years. days, arresting hundreds of Palestinians and leaving dozens injured.

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Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip as tensions rise in Jerusalem.

The Palestinians accuse Israel of invading Al-Aqsa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Israel says Palestinian protesters seek to disrupt Muslim prayer for political purposes and to prevent visits by Jews, who celebrate Passover.

Israeli police say they are committed to ensuring members of all faiths can safely celebrate the holidays. Before the rocket attack, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett accused Hamas of waging a “savage campaign of harassment” against Israel.

AmericanPost.News reports that Egypt and Jordan, which signed peace agreements with Israel decades ago and coordinate with it on security matters, have condemned the actions of Israeli forces there.

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