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Israeli army strikes Islamic Jihad in Gaza

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Israel Defense Forces on Monday evening continue to strike at targets of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group in Gaza after a statement by the group to end the military confrontation.

A statement on IDF attacks came after the Islamic Jihad group announced the end of the military confrontation with Israel in response to the two killings in Khan Younis and Damascus.

“The IDF is currently attacking Islamic Jihad sites in the center and west of the Gaza Strip,” the Israeli army press service said.

Earlier, the Israeli military reported that 50 missiles were fired from the Palestinian enclave in Gaza across Israeli territory on Monday, 90% of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The fragments of one of the shells were found on a playground in the Israeli city of Sderot. No injuries have been reported. Air alarms sound on Monday in Ashkelon, Sderot and border villages.

The rear services of the Israeli army decided to cancel school activities in the south of the country. IDF tanks and aircraft retaliate against Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza.

The railway connection between Ashkelon and Be’er Sheva was terminated, roads in the areas bordering Gaza were closed.

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