No fewer than 24 Palestinians have been reported dead in Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip after Hamas launched rockets towards Israel.
Hamas, the rulers of Gaza, shot dozens of rockets into Israel, to retaliate the attack launched by Israeli forces on Palestinians at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem.
ALEDEH News had reported that there are current tensions in Jerusalem over Israeli plans to evict Palestinian families from occupied East Jerusalem in Sheikh Jarrah.
“As long as the Israeli occupation continues to perpetrate crimes and violations against the Palestinian people, the Palestinian resistance groups, including Hamas, will respond and defend Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Gaza Strip,” Hamas said in a statement, adding that “we have the right to respond to the Israeli offensive and protect the interests of our people as long as the Israeli occupation continues the escalation.”
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