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Hamas blames Israel for escalation in Gaza

Israeli airstrike on Gaza aftermathGAZA, Aug 5 Hamas ruling Palestinian movement in Gaza placed the responsibility for the escalation on Israel, said a spokesman for the movement, Fawzi Barkhum. Earlier, the Israeli army announced that it was conducting Operation Dawn against the Islamic Jihad group in the Gaza Strip. The military strikes at targets in the Gaza Strip, a state of emergency has been introduced in the Israeli rear. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health of the Gaza Strip, eight people became victims of Israeli airstrikes on the enclave, 44 were injured. The Palestinian group “Islamic Jihad” confirmed the death of one of the commanders of its military wing, Taysir al-Jabari, during an air strike. Barkhum told reporters.Earlier in a joint statement, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the strikes on targets of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group are aimed at eliminating a specific threat to Israeli citizens and causing damage to “terrorists and their collaborators.” .Israel Army reported interception of rocket fired from Gaza

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