MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty ImagesIsrael unleashed a wave of airstrikes in Gaza on Friday, killing at least eight people, including a senior militant, and wounding another 40, according to Palestinian officials. Israel said it was targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group in response to an "imminent threat" following the arrest of a senior militant in the occupied West Bank earlier this week. The assassination of a senior militant would likely be met by rocket fire from Gaza, pushing the region closer to all-out war. He had succeeded another militant killed in an airstrike in 2019. It's unclear how much control Hamas has over Islamic Jihad, and Israel holds Hamas responsible for all attacks emanating from Gaza.
Source: Ethiopian News August 05, 2022 20:02 UTC