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Israel unleashes deadly missile strike against Gaza's "imminent threat" killing at least 10 people

Israel unleashes a wave of airstrikes in Gaza on Friday targeting Islamic jihadist extremist group , killing at least 10 people, including senior militants .

Israel said the attack was in response to an "imminent threat" after another senior fighter was arrested in the occupied West Bank earlier this week.

Palestinian militants retaliated, firing rockets at Israel hours later, threatening another all-out war.

Images aired by an Israeli TV station show a series of missiles lighting up the sky, explosions blaring, and air raid sirens blaring across central and southern Israel as darkness falls.

Islamic Jihad extremist groups claimed he fired more than 100 rockets at Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv.

Israel's ambulance service said it had no immediate reports of casualties in the country.

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Islamic Jihad commander Tayseer al-Jabari
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It was reported that Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said in a televised address that Israel had launched its first attack against an Islamic jihadist group. It was after I made the declaration. ``Concrete Threat''

The strike targeted Bassam al-Saadi, a senior Islamic jihadist group leader, during Israel's raid on the West Bank city of Jenin, which was occupied earlier this week. done after the arrest.

Video footage showed smoke billowing from the seventh floor of a building shortly after a loud explosion was heard in Gaza City on Friday afternoon. A video released by the Israeli military showed further attacks blowing up three watchtowers suspected of militants.

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In a nationally televised address Friday night, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said of his country: It launched an attack based on a "specific threat."

"The government has a zero-tolerance policy against attempted attacks of any kind from Gaza into Israeli territory," Rapid said. "Israel cannot stand by and watch those who seek to harm civilians."

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of the victims killed earlier in an Israeli air strike, during their funeral in Gaza City.
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-year-old girl and her 23-year-old woman, Palestinian Ministry of Health said.

Israeli officials said Taisir Al-Jabari, the senior commander of Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, and about 15 "terrorists" were also among the victims. No official combatant death toll has been confirmed.

Islamic Jihad officials confirmed that al-Jabari, who the Israeli military said was a key liaison between Islamic Jihad and Hamas, was killed in the strike.

Palestinian mourners
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The Israeli Prime Minister said he promised to "do whatever it takes to protect our people."

"Our war is not against the people of Gaza. Islamic Jihad is Iran's agent seeking to destroy the state of Israel and kill innocent Israelis.

The militant Hamas rulers of Israel and Gaza have fought four wars and several other minor battles over the past 15 years. 

In May 2021 an 11-day war broke out between Israel and Hamas, at least 250 people died in Gaza and Israel.

With post wire