IDF strikes Islamic Jihad in Syria, Gaza in response to rocket fire

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OVER 50 ROCKETS FIRED AT ISRAEL TODAY

Bernie Sanders has promised to give the savages from Islamic Jihad money if elected. Why should the Israeli people have to put up with this? Imagine if a terrorist organization was rocketing your community day and night. Imagine if it was your loved ones who were running for their lives from rocket fire. What would you want your government to do?

IDF strikes Islamic Jihad in Syria, Gaza in response to rocket fire

Military says it bombed Iran-backed terror group’s facilities near Damascus, as well as in the Strip, after some 30 rockets fired at southern Israel

By Times of Israel, February 24, 2020:

In a highly irregular move, the Israel Defense Forces launched a series of retaliatory airstrikes on Palestinian Islamic Jihad sites in both Syria and the Gaza Strip on Sunday night in response to waves of rocket attacks by the Iran-backed terror group throughout the evening, the military said.

“IDF fighter jets struck terror sites belonging to the PIJ terror group south of Damascus in Syria, as well as dozens of PIJ sites throughout the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in a statement.

Islamic Jihad said in a statement that the airstrikes killed two of its members, identifying them as Salim Salim, 24, and Ziad Mansour, 23. It did not disclose their nationalities or elaborate on their roles. The militant group vowed to respond to the deaths of its members.

Israel rarely acknowledges conducting airstrikes in Syria, save for those that are in retaliation to attacks coming from there.

Rocket attacks against southern Israel continued throughout the IDF’s counter-attack, triggering several rounds of sirens in the town of Sderot and the surrounding area.

Throughout Sunday evening, some 30 rockets and mortar shells were fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, approximately half of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The rocket fire came after an irregular clash along the Gaza border earlier in the day in which Israeli troops shot dead a member Palestinian Islamic Jihad as he planted an improvised explosive device along the border. The Israeli military then retrieved his body, using a bulldozer.

The IDF said the strikes in Syria and Gaza were in response to both the morning’s attempted IED attack and the rocket fire throughout the evening.

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