Rocket targeting Israel falls within Gaza Strip, IDF on high alert
JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The IDF is on high alert for “revenge” terror attacks following a failed rocket launch and continued violence in the West Bank.
Streaks of light are pictured as rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from the Israeli side of the border March 25, 2019 / (photo credit: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN)
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip fell within the territory’s borders, triggering rocket sirens in the southern Israeli kibbutz Nir Am early on Wednesday morning, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
The rocket fire followed an IDF raid in Jenin on Tuesday in which six Palestinians were killed – including Hamas operative Abdel Fattah Hussain Harusha, the terrorist who killed Hillel and Ya’acov Yaniv in a shooting attack in Huwara last week – and 26 were wounded.
Harusha had recently been released from prison after spending eight months there for his part in a conspiracy to plan a terror attack.
IDF on high alert following rocket launch, West Bank violence
Following Wednesday morning’s failed rocket launch, the Israeli military is preparing for the possibility that Palestinians in the West Bank and east Jerusalem will attempt to carry out terror attacks as “revenge” for the IDF raid in Jenin, as per Maariv.
An Israeli Helicopter seen during a Military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin on March 7, 2023 (credit: NASSER ISHTAYEH/FLASH90)
The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday that Israeli settlers clashed with Palestinians in Huwara and at least five Palestinians were injured, a week after settlers had rioted in the village, destroying property and injuring hundreds of people.
50 Palestinians threw stones at Israeli cars in the town, according to Israeli residents.