Israel: Israel launches fresh air strike on Al-Quds Brigades, armed wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza, raising death toll to 11
Israel has launched a fresh air strike on Gaza in which two people have been reportedly killed and another civilian injured, raising the Palestinian death toll to 11.
Sunday’s raid came hours after the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza said it had accepted a ceasefire agreement.
“The Islamic Jihad has responded [positively] to the truce effort, while it reserves its right to react to any aggression [by Israel],” Abu Ahmad, the spokesman for the movement’s armed wing, Al-Quds Brigades, said in a statement on Sunday.
The spike in violence came as funerals were being held for two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight. Egypt had been mediating truce efforts over the weekend and late on Sunday morning.
An Israeli military official said on Sunday taht three rockets were fired at its territory after the ceasefire deadline had passed.
Two of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system and another slammed into southern Israel causing no casualties or damage, the official said.