Gaza deaths rise as Israel kills second Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader
The death toll at the time reached 31 people at the moment and over 250 were injured among which were women and kids.
While sirens sounded were heard on the western outskirts of Jerusalem on Sunday against Israel as its military continued its aggression on the Gaza Strip.
Video filmed by the Associated Press reveals at least three missiles blasting in the air. According to Israeli media, two rockets were intercepted.
At least 30 Palestinians, more than a third of them civilians and two senior commanders of the Islamic Jihad militant group, have been killed in the weekend surge of fighting.
There was no immediate word of casualties on the Jerusalem outskirts, which Islamic Jihad said it had targeted in a rocket attack
Fighters from the Palestinian militant group asserted that one of the Israeli attacks killed a senior commander, their second leader to be slain amid an escalating cross-border conflict.
Khaled Mansour, who led the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad’s operations in the southern Gaza Strip, was killed late on Saturday, it came a day after another Israeli strike killed the militants’ commander in the north.
On Sunday, Gaza’s Health Ministry said 31 people had been killed in the fighting so far in the coastal strip, including six children and four women, it said at least 253 people had been injured.
Israel said that its airstrikes have killed about 15 militants.
The flare-up has worried world powers and provoked truce mediation by Egypt. It has been contained in part by the fact that Hamas, the governing Islamist group in the impoverished and blockaded Gaza Strip, has not participated in this battle.
But another potential flashpoint loomed on Sunday as Jews marking two old temples visited a major Jerusalem mosque compound that they revere as a vestige of those shrines.
Palestinians consider such visits a religious and political affront.