Gaza: The death toll in Gaza has soared in Israeli forces’ intermittent attacks and air strikes on Gaza on Friday.
According to the Gaza Ministry of Health, in the Israeli attack, at least 109 Palestinians were killed, including 28 children and 7 women, and more than 500 others were injured. Medical authorities said the Israeli deaths included a soldier and six civilians killed while patrolling the Gaza border, including two children and an Indian worker.
Israeli warplanes also fired missiles at residential buildings, including a six-story building in Gaza. When Palestinians left their homes for Eid al-Fitr prayers on Thursday morning, Zionist warplanes roared in the sky, and cruel terrorists used missiles to target unarmed civilians.
Palestinian doctors suspected that the Israeli occupying forces had used toxic gases and added that these samples were obtained from the bodies of martyrs and are being examined. Despite this, hundreds of Palestinians who sighed and sobbed conducted Eid al-Fitr prayers in the compound of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In Gaza, residents are preparing for more destruction, as Hamas fired rockets one after another, Israel launched waves of heinous air strikes, emitting thick smoke into the air. Since the rocket was launched on Monday, Israel has toppled three high-rise buildings after warning civilians to evacuate, which Israel calls Hamas facilities.
At the same time, the Al-Qaeda Qassam Brigade, a military branch of the Hamas group, warned Israel that there will be no red lines in response to attacks in the Gaza Strip.
“There are no red lines when it comes to responding to the aggression,” Abu Ubaida, the group’s spokesman said in a televised speech broadcast by Al-Aqsa TV on Thursday.
The spokesman reiterated the group’s support for Jerusalem describing the Muslim holy city as “the focus of the conflict, the icon of battles and the trigger for uprisings,” adding that they are ready to sacrifice everything to protect the city and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“Our weapons and our accumulation of power are for the sake of our land, the defense of our people, and the victory of our sanctuaries,” Abu Ubayda said.
He also commemorated the group’s leaders including the Gaza city commander Bassem Issa, who were killed by Israeli airstrikes on Wednesday hailing them as “heroes.”
Abu Ubayda said the ongoing battle with Israel is unique because of the united stance by all Palestinians on resisting Israeli aggression.
The spokesman also reassured Palestinians that more surprises are in store to breach the Israeli fortresses, adding that Al-Qassam’s attacks have “exposed the enemy’s vulnerability.”