Israeli PM orders IOF to strike Gaza Strip more intensively

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a weekly cabinet meeting in the Jordan Valley, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

TEL AVIV, PALESTINOW.COMIsrael’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, ordered the army to continue airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a written statement on social media, Benjamin Netanyahu announced his decision to persist with the bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, after speaking with several Israeli officials, including the head of the Shin Bet security agency, defense minister, Naftali Bennett, and the head of National Security.

Earlier Monday the Israeli army said warplanes targeted a post of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement in the northern part of the Strip. Palestinian officials said there were no casualties or injuries from the Israeli attacks.

At noon, 14 rockets were allegedly fired from Gaza toward Israel, 12 of them were purportedly destroyed by the Israeli Iron Dome defense system, no reports of any injuries were reported at the time of reporting.

This flare up of violence between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian resistance group began on Sunday when Israeli forces killed Mohammad Ali Hasan an-Na’em, 27, a member of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement.

The Israeli human rights group Adalah said the army committed a war crime in its actions dealing with the deceased Palestinian, with no respect for the sanctity of death.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) also condemned the army’s dispicable actions.

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