The Israeli army has declared a “state of readiness” for war after Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip launched a barrage of rockets at Israel early Saturday. The missile salvoes were launched from several points within the enclave, but many were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defensive system. The Gaza rocket attack killed at least five people and injured 15 others.
Yoav Galant, Israel’s Defense Minister, has approved a “large-scale reserve mobilization.” “A state of emergency has been declared on the internal front in preparation for long-term fighting.”
There have been movements of armed forces in Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Rishon Lezion, and Palmachim Airbase. Also, in Jerusalem, where Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system was activated
The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas, declared the launch of a missile attack against enemy targets such as airports and military installations. They said, “5,000 rockets and shells were fired from Gaza towards Israel in the first 20 minutes of operation.”
According to a reliable source, a handful of Palestinian gunmen infiltrated Israeli territory near the border.Israel deployed its forces to deal with the Palestinian gunmen’s infiltration from Gaza.
Hamas terrorists took possession of a police station in Israel’s Sderot, injuring several people in a firefight. Armed battles are taking place on the eastern Gaza Strip’s barrier between Palestinian factions and Israeli forces. Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israeli ships off the coast of Gaza.
Meanwhile, Palestinian factions have been launching rockets at Israeli communities and cities for more than an hour. And Palestinian activists in Gaza uploaded images and video footage on social media of Palestinian faction members and citizens “seizing” Israeli vehicles.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Education in Gaza, schools in the Gaza Strip have been closed until further notice.