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Operation Breaking Dawn: IDF Strikes Gaza
On August 5, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) kicked off Operation Breaking Dawn, launching airstrikes on dozens of Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip. The Gaza-based militants retaliated with rocket fire on Israeli cities.

LIVE From Gaza as Israel Continues Operation Against Palestinian Islamic Jihad

© AP Photo / Hatem MoussaSmoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.
Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 06.08.2022
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The latest round of Israel-Gaza escalation was triggered by the arrest this week of a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader in the West Bank. It was followed by Israel sealing roads around the strip out of security concerns.
Sputnik is live from the Gaza Strip as Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordered the military to continue Operation Breaking Dawn against Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
The operation kicked off on August 5 with the targeted killing of a PIJ commander. The Gaza-based militants retaliated by launching dozens of rockets towards Israel. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least nine people, including a five-year-old child, have been killed in the Israeli strikes.
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