The Palestinian Health Ministry stated that at least 24 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli regime raid in two days of escalation in the Gaza Strip.

Iran Press/Middle East: The ministry added that 71 others, including 30 children and 13 women, were injured by Israeli raids on the blockaded strip. 

On Wednesday morning, the Al-Quds Brigade, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad group, said that one of its field commanders had been killed in an Israeli raid. Earlier, the Israeli army said its air force attacked an Islamic Jihad squad trying to fire rockets at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. 

In a statement, the Israeli army said that over 250 rockets had been fired from Gaza towards Israel since Tuesday morning. In the meantime, red sirens were heard in the southern Israeli cities of Ashkelon and Sderot. 

The situation escalated in Gaza early Tuesday after an Israeli airstrike martyred Bahaa Abu al-Atta, the commander of resistance group Islamic Jihad, as well as his wife Asmaa Abu al-Atta. 

Israeli warplanes also launched an airstrike targeting Islamic Jihad member Akram al-Ajouri in Syria’s capital Damascus.

Two people, including al-Ajouri's son, were killed and 10 injured, but the Islamic Jihad leader emerged unhurt.

In response to earlier Zionist airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip and the martyrdom of a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad 'Abu al-Ata',  Palestinian resistance groups have fired more than 80 missiles at the occupied territories injuring dozens of Israeli settlers.

Zionist media have reported dozens of Zionist settlers wounded and one dead, saying that alarm bells have been heard in various areas of occupied Palestine, including Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, and Sderot. 101/219

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