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Israel, Gaza militants exchange fire, move closer to war

Bombardments rained down on both Israel and the Gaza Strip on Friday as tensions in the region reach a fever pitch. 

The exchange began after Israel killed a Palestinian jihadist in a targeted anti-terrorist strike.

According to Israeli Defense Force reports, six sites were hit by fighter jets and armed drones on Friday afternoon, killing Tayseer Jabari, the senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad Commanding Officer of the terrorist group’s Northern Gaza Division.

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In Gaza, the Hamas-run health ministry reported that at least five others were killed in the strikes, including a five-year-old girl.

Rockets fired by Palestinian militants toward Israel, in Gaza City, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.

The response from forces in Gaza are sharp and swift. However, key terror group Hamas seems to be sitting out the firefight.

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The skies above southern and central Israel lit up with rockets and interceptors from Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system. It wasn’t immediately clear how many rockets were launched, and there were no immediate reports of casualties on the Israeli side.

Residents inspect the rubble of destroyed residential building which was hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. 
Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.
A building in Gaza City is struck, Aug. 5, 2022.

A joint statement from Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that the goal of the operation was to eliminate the “threat against the citizens of Israel and the civilians living adjacent to the Gaza Strip, as well as the targeting of terrorists and their sponsors.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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