Despite the ceasefire, fresh bombardment in the Gaza Strip
If the fire at Netivot was carried out by Islamic Jihad, we must respond with IDF strikes,” Ofir Akunis tells Army Radio
Despite the ceasefire between Israel and the Islamic Jihad group as of today, five new rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the direction of Israel.
The Israeli army has issued a special opinion that this is a violation of the ceasefire today. The Israeli army also confirmed that two of the five rockets were successfully captured by the Iron Dome system.
Israeli politician Ofir Akunis of the Likud Party has announced that if it is proved that the missiles were fired by the Islamic Jihad group, then Israel must respond immediately.
“If the fire at Netivot was carried out by Islamic Jihad, we must respond with IDF strikes,” Ofir Akunis tells Army Radio. “That we agreed to a ceasefire doesn’t mean that we have to leave the field open to their mad whims.”
We recall that the ceasefire agreement in the Gaza Strip entered into force at 5.30 this morning, French press reported, citing high-level officials from Egypt and the radical Palestinian Islamic Jihad group .
The agreement was brokered by Egypt and approved by Palestinian groups, including Islamic Jihad. It provides for groups to guarantee the restoration of peace in the Gaza Strip and to maintain peace during demonstrations. Israel, for its part, pledges to end hostilities and abide by the ceasefire during Palestinian demonstrations.
[TEL AVIV, Israel]