Gaza factions announced that they launched dozens of rockets at Israeli settlements in the second day of what they called “Operation Roar of the Dawn”.
In a joint statement, al-Quds Brigades, al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades, al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and al-Mujahedeen Brigades said that the rocket attacks targeted the southern Israeli settlements of Ashkelon and Sderot.
“We declare our responsibility for this heroic jihadi mission, which comes in the framework of Roar of the Dawn operation, launched by the resistance as a response to the crimes of the Zionist occupation against our steadfast people in the Gaza Strip, and in response to the assassination of the great leader Bahaa Abu al-Atta, and the attempt to assassinate Commander Akram Ajouri in Damascus,” the statement reads.
Israel claimed responsibility for the assassination of Bahaa Abu al-Atta in the Gaza Strip, claiming that he planned several attacks against its forces.
Earlier, the al-Quds Brigades released a video showing its fighters launching dozens of locally-made rockets at Israeli settlements around the Gaza Strip on November 12.
The Israeli military responded to the rocket attacks with several waves of airstrikes, which claimed the lives of at least 24 Palestinian and injured 69 others. No one was reportedly killed on the other side.
This round of escalation in Gaza is the biggest since last May, when 25 Palestinians and 4 Israelis were killed in similar skirmishes. So far, there is no sign of a near ceasefire.