The Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement that at least 11 people were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Friday on the blockaded Gaza Strip.
A leading member of the Islamic Jihad movement and a five-year-old girl were included in the fatalities.
The statement said, “Ten Palestinians were martyred and 44 others injured in a series of Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip.”
Taysir al-Jabari, commander of the northern region of the group’s military wing, was among those killed by the raids, the Islamic Jihad Movement said in a press statement that was mourning the casualties.
Claiming that they were on their way to launch anti-tank missiles and sniper operations, the Israeli army confirmed in a statement that it had targeted al-Jabari and 10 activists.
The Islamic Jihad movement confirmed that it will not allow “the enemy to pass its policies aimed at undermining the resistance and national steadfastness,” in response to the attack.
“The resistance with all its military arms and factions are united in this battle and will say its word with full force,” Hamas expressed in response.
Hamas added, “The Israeli enemy is the one which started the escalation against the resistance in Gaza, and it must bear the responsibility.”
In addition to providing them with international protection, the Palestinian Authority also called on the international community to pressure Israel to stop the aggression against Palestinians everywhere, particularly in Gaza.