Israel Raids Gaza Muddying the Waters of Confrontations at Al-Aqsa
Israeli air force targeted zones inside Gaza following soaring tensions in Jerusalem over Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israel attacked what they claimed as a Hamas weapons production facility in Gaza, according to the Israeli army. The Palestinian party Hamas has been in charge of the Gaza for the past decade.
Sources inside Palestine confirmed that the Tuesday attack resulted in no fatalities. Hamas’ military wing, stated they fired surface-to-air rockets in retaliation. “Our air defense responded to Zionist warplanes in the skies of the Gaza Strip with surface-to-air missiles at exactly 01:35 local time (10:35 GMT) Tuesday morning,” Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades asserted in a statement.
The offensive occurs after Israel reported to have intercepted a missile that Palestinians launched into southern regions yesterday. This was the beginning of an all-out face-off, rare in recent months. It also came at a time when escalations over Al-Aqsa Mosque proved at an all-time high.
There has been no serious injuries or property damage right away. The missile was tracked by Israel’s interception system, according to Israel. No group or movement in Palestine took responsibility for the attack.
Any disturbances or attack in Al-Aqsa complex, according to Hamas, would constitute a red line. during the early days of Ramadan, Israeli soldiers attacked the shrine in, which is venerated by both Muslim and Jewish community. Scores of Palestinians faced arbitrary detentions, and many suffered injuries.
Palestinians charge Israel with purposeful disruption in their rituals during Ramadan month. Israel, on the other side, claims that Palestinian demonstrators are attempting to prevent Jews from observing Passover rituals.
Israeli authorities claim that they keep their determination to ensure that people of all religions may securely enjoy the holidays. Israeli Prime Minister had blamed Hamas for running a “wild harassment campaign” against Israel before to the missile strike.
Gaza for Jerusalem
Jordan and Egypt were the first countries to denounce Israeli soldiers’ activities at Al-Aqsa complex. The two, ironically enough, have signed peace treaties with Tel Aviv decades ago and work together on security issues.
Yesterday, Jordan called Israel’s deputy chargé d’affaires in Amman, the capital. As the center’s curator, Amman conveyed a word of censure to the Israeli official.
Jordan’s King claimed that Israel’s preemptive actions against Muslim pilgrims at Al-Aqsa complex had significantly harmed chances for regional peace. King Abdullah II made his remarks during a talk with UN Secretary-General. Israel was carrying out provoking acts in the mosque complex, according to Jordanian King, which breached the sacred places’ legal and ancient character.
Israeli police shot and injured over 160 Palestinian people within mosque complex last Friday. It happened amid the most recent flare-up of violence, which has sparked worries of a return to widespread fighting.
Last year, Israeli restrictions resulted in an intensification of bloodshed, with Palestinians firing missiles and Israel launching an 11-day invasion. The face-off had roots in public demonstrations by Palestinians who was trying to keep their houses in sheikh Jarrah. Israel is implementing an illegal forcible eviction plan to deprive the people in East Jerusalem neighborhood of their ancestral lands.
Jordanian PM praised Waqf, which administers the Al-Aqsa Mosque site, for its actions yesterday. Waqf “stand tall and those who throw rocks at the pro-Zionists who are defiling Al-Aqsa Mosque while under the security of the Israeli occupation government.”
“This is unacceptable to us. This is a reward for the inciters, especially Hamas, which are trying to ignite violence in Jerusalem.” Israeli PM responded.
Gaza is paying for rights seekers movements in East Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque. Israel’s history in such practices promises more confrontations in coming days.