According to the army, Gaza militants’ misfired rocket launches, during the most recent confrontation with Israel and Gaza, killed more Palestinians than Israeli air strikes.
War in the Middle East
35 Palestinians were killed during Operation Breaking Dawn, which was slightly under three days long. Of all those, 26 were Palestinian civilians who weren’t participating in the conflict, while the remaining were terrorists from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
According to Brig. Gen. Ran Kochav, chief of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, 11 of the 26 innocent victims were killed by Israeli attacks, including the spouses of prominent PIJ leaders.
The other 15 people were killed by PIJ missiles that either malfunctioned or missed their target and fell inside Gaza.
The 11 civilian casualties would be the subject of an army investigation, he added.
According to Kochav, no harm was done to Gaza’s civilian areas.
Over a 66-hour span, PIJ, which receives funding from Iran, launched 1,100 missiles into Israel. In Gaza, 200 of them crashed, killing kids.
380 missiles were stopped by the Iron Dome defense system. There were no fatalities, but Israel’s private homes in the neighborhoods near the Gaza border suffered some damage.
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A truce that Egypt brokered went into force at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. A barrage of missiles fired by PIJ into Israel eight moments later violated the cease-fire, but was stopped by the Iron Dome.
Israel “accomplished its aims” in the operation, according to Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who spoke on Sunday evening.
A number of senior PIJ leaders were assassinated by the IDF; at least three munitions storage facilities were destroyed throughout the Strip.
Lapid earlier claimed that a “concrete danger” of a terrorist assault by PIJ was the reason the military operation was started.
War in Asia
In reaction to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island, President Joe Biden responded on Monday to China’s increasing assertiveness near Taiwan.
Biden told journalists, “I’m not scared, but I’m worried they’re moving as much as they are. However, I don’t believe they will go beyond what they have already done.”
The president responded to China’s actions as he traveled from Delaware to eastern Kentucky, a region that had recently been devastated by floods.
China retaliated when Pelosi departed Taiwan by holding live-fire drills in the area’s waterways.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed his displeasure with the military activities, calling them “extreme” and “grossly unfair,” while the White House denounced China’s actions as “reckless.”
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After denouncing the United States for inciting the conflict, the Chinese government also announced new additional military exercises on Monday.
Biden first expressed his objection to Pelosi’s intended travel to Taiwan, but once it became evident that she would not be dissuaded, he came around to supporting the congresswoman’s trip.