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Gaza: Hundreds of Rockets Rain Down on Israel as IDF Hits Islamic Jihad Leadership 

Gaza: Hundreds of Rockets Rain Down on Israel as IDF Hits Islamic Jihad Leadership 

IDF: “The operation will end only when quiet and the safety of Israel’s residents is secured.” 

Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) fired hundreds of rockets as Israel’s counterterrorism operation “Shield and Arrow” entered its third day.

“Over 500 rockets have been launched from Gaza towards Israeli territory since the beginning of rocket fire yesterday afternoon,” the Israeli TV channel i24news reported Thursday afternoon. The air defense systems, Iron Dome and David’s Sling, continue to shield Israeli towns and cities, and no Israeli casualties have been reported.

The IDF operation is focused on eliminating the leadership of Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Iran-sponsored jihadi group that operates in Gaza under the protection of the terrorist organization Hamas.

“This is the third day of Operation Shield and Arrow, in which Israel is striking at the capabilities of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in Gaza,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement obtained by the Legal Insurrection.

“We inflicted significant damage to Islamic Jihad,” the statement declared. “The operation will end only when quiet and the safety of Israel’s residents is secured.”

The IDF has been able to eliminate several PIJ operatives and fighters. “As part of the overall campaign against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, 25 terrorists associated with the Gaza-based group were arrested throughout the West Bank in recent days in a joint operation by the Shin Bet and the IDF,” the i24news added.

After taking out three senior PIJ commanders on Tuesday, the IDF on Thursday eliminated another high-value terrorist target, Ahmed Abu Daka, the deputy commander of the jihadi group’s rocket force. His boss, Ali Hassan Ghali, was killed in a previous Israeli strike. The slain terrorist “had a significant part in the rocket launches toward Israel,” the IDF noted.

“Israel carried out a targeted killing of a senior officer of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad on Thursday afternoon, the military said. He was identified as Ahmed Abu Daka, the second in command after Ali Hassan Ghali, head of the PIJ rocket force, who was a victim of an earlier strike,” the Israeli news website Ynet reported.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to keep the military pressure on the PIJ and Hamas. “Anyone who comes to harm us – blood on his head, and also blood on the head of his replacement,” the Israeli leader said Thursday. “We are in the middle of the campaign, both offensively and defensively.”

Islamic Jihad stray rocket kills Gaza civilians

The Islamic terrorists are once again using Gaza residents as human shields. They lunch rockets from residential areas, and many of their rockets aimed at Israel fall inside Gaza. “Islamic Jihad rockets fired at Israel also hurt the residents of the Gaza Strip. Approximately 20% of the rockets the organization fired at Israel fell in the Strip, and killed and wounded many Gazans. Last night, four non-combatants were killed from failed launches, including two 16-year-olds and a 10-year-old girl,” the IDF statement said.

Haaretz: Biden admin tells Israel to end military operation against jihadist

As Prime Minister Netanyahu sees his “county the middle of the campaign” against Islamic Jihad terrorism, the Biden White House reportedly tells Jerusalem to end the operation. “The Biden administration is signaling to Israel to reach a ceasefire and end its ongoing operation in the Gaza Strip,” the leftwing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Thursday.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media continues to smear Israel. In a brilliant display, Israel’s former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett shut down the CNN moderator trying to paint Israel as the aggressor in its war against the Islamic Jihad:


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That video at the end is worth watching, showing the bias of the MSM and the “plastering” she got in response.

    guyjones in reply to jb4. | May 11, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    The dhimmi, useful idiot propagandists and apologists for Islamic belligerence, Jew-hate and supremacism in the British and American media are despicable, vile and dishonest to their rotten cores.

Lucifer Morningstar | May 11, 2023 at 2:42 pm

IDF: “The operation will end only when quiet and the safety of Israel’s residents is secured.”

The IDF realizes that the only way “quiet” and the “safety of Israel’s residents” is going to be secured is through the elimination of all the arab terrorists that currently inhabit and control Gaza and the West bank, right? Until that is accomplished Israel will never see peace.

Those supposedly peace-loving Arab Muslims that the American Dhimmi-crats and European, dhimmi Leftists perennially wax rhapsodic about sure have a strange way of expressing their allegedly peaceful nature and attitudes.

inspectorudy | May 11, 2023 at 4:22 pm

The msm in America is the same as the stuff you scrape off of the bottom of your shoes after a walk in the park! They are the bottom of the human barrel and the really sad part is that they don’t seem to care.

BierceAmbrose | May 11, 2023 at 6:19 pm

“If we were targeting civilians, there’d be nobody left alive in Gaza, and you know it.”

“Their point — they’re gonna keep getting civilians killed, theirs and ours, until they get their way. Our point — we’re gonna protect our civilians, and theirs, the best we can. But, you know that.”

“We mourn every death; theirs and ours. They celebrate every death, ours as exterminated, and theirs as victims. They work to kill as many as possible, we work to kill as few. But, you know that.”

“So, responding to the point of your non-question: how many dead Israelis should we endure to avoid killing one civilian they put a launcher next to?”

Thad Jarvis | May 12, 2023 at 4:21 pm

F that CNN broad and the entire media and “academia” for depicting the Palestinians as the sympathetic party in this never-ending conflict. If the Israelis were committing “genocide” they’d have leveled Gaza into a parking lot years ago.