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Islamic Jihad retaliates against Israeli strike on Gaza with support of Palestinian factions

Egyptian mediation seeks to prevent escalation of conflict.
People inspect a destroyed house following an Israeli air strike, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on August 6, 2022.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza launched on Friday a salvo of rockets toward Ashkelon in Israel, targeting small settlements along the border — the first attack since the last round of violence in May 2021.

The missiles came in response to the Israeli army’s assassination on Friday of Taysir al-Jaabari, a prominent Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza, and the commander of the Northern Brigade responsible for the most important military operations of the al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad military wing.

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