Gaza (QNN)- Israeli settlements near Gaza came under heavy rocket fire Tuesday morning after Israeli warplanes bombed a building in the Gaza Strip in a targeted strike, killing Palestinian Islamic Jihad Leader Bahaa Abu Ata and his wife and wounding others. Rocket sirens sounded in Israeli settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip including Ashkelon, Ashdod and Gedera as two different barrages of rockets slammed into the occupation state.
The Israeli occupation army claimed responsibility for the assassination and justified murdering Abu Ata and his wife in addition to wounding other civilians describing Abu Ata as a commander, who was responsible for “numerous terrorist attacks and rocket attacks against the State of Israel and who intended to carry out further attacks.”
The Israeli army claimed it is ready for several days of battle, which warns of more casualties.
It also closed all border crossings of Gaza and shrank the fishing zone to 6 miles only.
Saraya Al Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, said the “retaliation of this crime will be unlimited and as huge as the enemy’s crime”. It also stated that the movement has targeted Tel Aviv and occupied Jerusalem with several missiles barrages.
Hamas mourned Abu Ata and stressed that the “Zionist enemy is responsible for all the aftermaths of the dangerous escalation and assassination”.
Shuhada Al Aqsa, the military wing of Fatah movement, said that the retaliation of the Palestinians resistance will be unstoppable.