Palestinian militiamen in Gaza fired 13 rockets into Israeli territory; This occurs after the signing of the agreement that normalizes Israel’s relationship with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
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Jerusalem.- Throughout the night that followed the signing in Washington of the Abrahamic agreements, which normalize the relations of Israel with United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, Palestinian militiamen in Loop thirteen rockets were fired into Israeli territory, which did not cause casualties and were responded with bombings.
Anti-aircraft alarms went off repeatedly in the city of Sderot and other Israeli towns adjacent to the Palestinian enclave ruled by the Islamist Hamas movement.
« Thirteen rockets were launched from the strip of Loop to Israeli territory. The Air Defense System of the Defense Forces of Israel they intercepted eight of them, « the Army reported in a statement.
« In response, fighter jets and helicopters attacked Hamas military targets, » adds the military note, which specifies that at least eleven targets were hit, including « an explosives factory, a military complex used for training and rocket launches. of the Hamas terrorist organization « and » underground infrastructure. «
Although the Hamas armed wing has not claimed responsibility for the rocket launches, Israel considers the group responsible for any hostile act from the strip, being its de facto ruler since 2007.
The beginning of the bombings It began at the same moment in which the signing ceremony of the Abrahamic agreements, in the presence of US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Ministers of UAE, Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, and from Bahrain, Abdulatif bin Rashid al Zayani.
Hazem Qasem, Hamas spokesman in Loopassured: « The standardization agreements between UAE and Bahrain with the Zionist entity (Israel) are not worth the ink with which they were written, and our people « will continue » to insist on the struggle until they fully win their rights.
Palestinian factions and leadership have condemned the normalization of relations between the two Gulf countries with Israel, which contradicts the Arab Peace Initiative, which offered normalization to Israel only when it reached a peace agreement with the Palestinians.