Hamas opens fire on Israel

Hamas fighters marching in Gaza – they have carried out a number of successful operations against the Israeli army

HAMAS’S military wing, the Qassam Brigades, launched a ten-rocket missile attack on Israel yesterday, causing loud explosions in the Tel Aviv area, triggering alarm sirens and panic throughout the Zionist regime.

Hamas said in a statement that its fighters bombarded the Israeli city with a missile barrage ‘in response to the Zionist massacres against civilians’.

Al-Qassam Brigades said that it launched a large rocket counterattack on Tel Aviv in response to the ongoing Israeli massacres in the Gaza Strip.

According to the Hebrew media, warning sirens sounded in over 50 Israeli cities and towns, including Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, and Hod Hasharon. Casualties and material damage have been reported in Herzliya City.

Al-Qassam Brigades said that groups of its fighters reported, after their return from front lines, that they bombed five Israeli tanks, two armoured bulldozers and one troop carrier with explosive devices in different areas of Jabalia refugee camp, north of Gaza.

Another Israeli tank was attacked by a projectile in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza.

Al-Qassam fighters also bombarded Israeli forces in al-Qasasib neighbourhood in Jabalia camp with heavy-calibre mortar shells.

Earlier, the Qassam Brigades said its fighters had ‘killed and captured’ numbers of Israeli soldiers in Jabalia camp.

Israel – 8 massacres in 24 hours

THE Israeli occupation army committed eight massacres in different areas of the Gaza Strip during the past 24 hours, killing at least 81 civilians and injuring over 223 others, while a large number of victims are still under the rubble of bombed buildings or lying on roads, the Gaza health ministry reported yesterday.
In a statement, the health ministry added that the death toll from the ongoing Israeli bombardments and shooting attacks, since October 7th, climbed to 35,984 dead and the number of the wounded surged to 80,643 people.
The Gaza Strip has been under brutal bombardment since a cross-border operation was launched by Hamas’s armed wing, al-Qassam Brigades, on October 7th.
Besides the large number of casualties and the huge displacement of people, basic food, fuel, water and medical supplies have run out for the 2.3 million residents in Gaza due to the tight Israeli blockade and the massive destruction of infrastructure and facilities.
Israeli occupation forces persisted in their ground onslaught on Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, and the closure of the Karm Abu Salem and Rafah border crossings in the province yesterday, disregarding the recent rulings of the International Court of Justice.
The ICJ, the highest judicial body of the United Nations, ordered Israel last Friday to immediately halt its military operations in Rafah.
The court also emphasised the necessity of keeping the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, Gaza’s only gateway to the outside world, open to enable the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza.
Under the provisional measures, the court demanded that Israel, in line with its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, take concrete actions to ensure access for any United Nations investigation or fact-finding committee to investigate reports of genocide without any hindrance.
In a clear defiance of the court’s orders, Israeli forces intensified their aggression on Rafah, with warplanes and artillery targeting multiple areas in the city, resulting in the killing of dozens and injuries, including among children, as well as significant destruction to the homes and properties of civilians.

Al-Qassam Brigades announced on Saturday the capture of an unspecified number of Israeli soldiers during an operation in Jabalia refugee camp in the north of the Gaza Strip.

‘Our fighters were able to carry out a complex operation on Saturday afternoon in the northern Gaza Strip, where they lured an Israeli force into one of the tunnels in Jabalia camp, clashed with it at close range, and killed, captured, and wounded its members,’ spokesman for the Brigades Abu Obeida said in a recorded statement.

‘The occupation forces are digging among piles of rubble in search for the remains of some of their prisoners, whom they had previously bombed on purpose, and keep throwing thousands of their soldiers into the alleyways of Jabalia and elsewhere to search for corpses, sacrificing their soldiers for the sake of Netanyahu’s personal machinations and his extremist fascist government’s interests,’ Abu Obeida said in his statement.

A separate video clip released by al-Qassam Brigades showed an individual being dragged in a tunnel, purportedly an Israeli soldier, but this has not been yet confirmed.

The video also showcased weapons and equipment seemingly belonging to three Israeli soldiers.