Israel conducts airstrikes in Gaza, killing at least ten, including a child
At least ten people were killed by Israeli airstrikes in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Friday, including a child and a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander, BBC reported citing Palestinian Health Ministry.
After an explosion, smoke was seen pouring out of the Palestine Tower in Gaza City, one of the targets hit by airstrikes.
According to health officials, Four PIJ fighters including a commander, Tayseer Jabari, and a five-year-old girl were among the victims. 55 people were injured in the attack.
The Israeli military said six sites were targeted by fighter jets and armed drones in an operation dubbed "Breaking Dawn", and in one of the strikes a senior commander of PIJ was killed.
The attack followed tensions upon the arrest of a senior PIJ member by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, and a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid who said that Israel would not allow "terrorist organizations to set the agenda."