GAZA CITY (SaebPress) –Zionist occupation army launched numerous air, land and sea strikes on the Gaza Strip after the assassination of Ahmad al-Jaabari the Qassam Brigades leader, Hamas’ military wing on Wednesday and his aide Muhammad Al-Hums.
Earlier, an Israeli jet hit a vehicle in Gaza City, killing al-Qassam Brigades leader Ahmad al-Jaabari, amid the airstrikes, the occupation army tanks shelled the eastern areas of Gaza and Khan Younis while the navy warships shelled northern areas in Gaza.
An 11-month-old, Omar Jihad al-Mashrawi, was killed by a tank shell blasted his family home in the Shujaiyya neighbourhood of Gaza City, medics confirmied, 10 people killed in Wednesday’s strikes, including 7-year-old Ranan Arafat in the Zeitun neighbourhood of Gaza City,Palestinian medics said.
Gaza’s health ministry confirmed that ten people had died, including three children and a pregnant woman, while 40 were sustained many horrific injuries.
Eyewitnesses said that several raids have also targeted different neighbourhoods east of Rafah city.
In Gaza the armed resistance factions stated that the assassination was a “declaration of war” and vowed to retaliate.
“The occupation has opened the doors of hell,” Hamas’ armed wing said in a statement, and claimed responsibility for firing dozens of missiles at several Israeli military bases and an intelligence base, including Tel Aviv.
The armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Abu Ali Mustafa brigades, said its fighters fired two Grad missiles at Beersheva.
Islamic Jihad spokesman Abu Ahmad said fighters were ordered to “respond fiercely” to the killing of al-Jaabari. He said all militant factions were on a state of alert. “Israel has declared war on Gaza and they will bear the responsibility for the consequences,” Islamic Jihad said
Meanwhile a spokesman of the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza said “with al-Jaabari’s assassination, Israel has opened the gates of hell.”
An “Israeli” occupation army said the Iron Dome defensive shield had intercepted 17 missiles. While the Palestine resistance in Gaza claimed it fired more than one hundred missiles.
The Zionist news site Ynet said “Israeli troops were being moved to the south ahead of a possible ground offensive in Gaza”.
Egypt recalling its ambassador
Egyptians have held an anti-“Israeli” protest at Cairo’s Liberation Square they demanded that their country to recall its ambassador from Tel Aviv following deadly” Israeli” air-strikes on Gaza .Egypt has recalled its ambassador to “Israel’ following Tel Aviv’s deadly air-strikes against the Gaza Strip,presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said.
The names Palestinians who were killed in the” Israeli” occupation forces strikes on the Gaza Strip so far are:
– The 11 months baby, Omar Jihad al-Mashrawi.
– Ranan Yousef Arafat, 3 years.
– al-Qassam Brigades Commander, Ahmad Saed Khalil Jabari, 52.
– His aide Muhammad Hamid Subhi Al-Hums, 28.
– Mahmoud Abu Swasin, 65.
– Mohammad Hani Ibrahim Kaseh, 18.
– Hiba Adel al-Mashrawi, 19.
– Issam Mahmoud Ahmad Abu al-Ma’za, 19.