Islamic Jihad Movement blames Israel for recent bout violence as Gaza takes first steps back toward normality

8/11/2022 12:36:00 AM

Many feared this episode of violence would result in the fifth full-scale war in Gaza since militant group Hamas seized control of the local administration in 2007.

.sparkomat speaks to a spokesperson for the Islamic Jihad Movement, the second-largest militant group on the Gaza Strip. Last week, Israel launched what it described as a pre-emptive attack on the group - 44 Palestinians are believed to have been killed

Many feared this episode of violence would result in the fifth full-scale war in Gaza since militant group Hamas seized control of the local administration in 2007.

Sky News has seen evidence of the human cost of the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza which killed more than 40 people.But Mr al Batsh says it's not a fair fight.Mr al Batch offered this furious response:"These are inaccurate words, lies, they spill the blood of innocents and accuse others. Who killed the people? It's Israel."

How does the Iron Dome work?Mr al Batsh waved it away, mocking the president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, for wasting his time negotiating with Israel."There is no one in the whole world who loves and supports peace like Mr Abbas but Israel won't give him a Palestinian state.

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Israeli air strikes on Gaza kill second Islamic Jihad commanderA ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants appears to have ended a shocking period of violence after a Islamic Jihad commander was killed in Gaza.

Israeli air strikes on Gaza kill second Islamic Jihad commanderA ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants appears to have ended a shocking period of violence after a Islamic Jihad commander was killed in Gaza.

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He said:"The Israeli occupiers are responsible.Copy link Khaled Mansour died during bombing of the Rafah refugee camp (Picture: AP/EPA) A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants appears to have ended days of violence climaxing with the killing of a second Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza.Copy link Khaled Mansour died during bombing of the Rafah refugee camp (Picture: AP/EPA) A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants appears to have ended days of violence climaxing with the killing of a second Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza.Jul 27, 2022 Load More By continuing or choosing “OK”, you accept that we and our partners use cookies to improve our website's performance and provide you with a customized user experience, including by measuring website traffic and deliver ads that are more relevant to you and your interests.

You can see it, by assassinating and killing our Palestinian people. Their aggression was responsible for the escalation (of violence). It followed the assassination on Friday of Tayseer Jabari, a senior leader of the militant group which is considered a terrorist organisation by the UK and more than 30 other countries." Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 3:25 Sky News has seen evidence of the human cost of the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza which killed more than 40 people. Israeli strikes on Gaza and Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli cities continued on Sunday but tapered off by the time the truce was finalised at 11. 'Israel is a powerful state' The Israelis have described their military operation, 'Breaking Dawn', as an outstanding success, claiming to have decimated the group's senior leadership.30pm local time. But Mr al Batsh says it's not a fair fight.

He said:"We never pretended that we're more powerful than Israel. Officials in Gaza say 44 Palestinians have been killed and that half of them were civilians, including 15 children. Officials in Gaza say 44 Palestinians have been killed and that half of them were civilians, including 15 children. We say Israel is a very powerful state, a nuclear state and we are resisting as unarmed people. We are resisting the occupation with the tools that we have. A spokesperson said 11 of those were due to Israeli attacks and that 15 were killed by militant fire after 200 of the 1,100 rockets they launched over the weekend landed inside Gaza." Islamic Jihad is not unarmed. Tayseer Jabari, left, and Khaled Mansour, right, are among dozens killed (Picture: Ashraf Amra) The ceasefire was still holding early on Monday afternoon (Picture: Rex) The IDF said it regretted civilian deaths and vowed to investigate them them, while blaming militants for operating from civilian areas and using locals as ‘human shields’. They launched more than 1,000 rockets at their neighbours. The Palestinian militants said Mr Mansour was pulled from the rubble along with two militants and five civilians, including a child.

But Israel says many of their weapons malfunctioned, both exploding and causing significant casualties within Gaza. Mr al Batch offered this furious response:"These are inaccurate words, lies, they spill the blood of innocents and accuse others. He has previously claimed responsibility for an ambush which killed two Israeli soldiers who were investigating an a potential roadside bomb in 2010. He has previously claimed responsibility for an ambush which killed two Israeli soldiers who were investigating an a potential roadside bomb in 2010. Who killed the people? It's Israel." Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 1:56 How does the Iron Dome work? 'Israel won't give him a Palestinian state' I asked the movement's spokesman whether the organisation would contemplate a different, more consensual approach. Islamic Jihad said it extended the range of its rocket fire to Jerusalem on Sunday in retaliation for Mr Mansour’s death. Mr al Batsh waved it away, mocking the president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, for wasting his time negotiating with Israel. More:.

Mr Abbas heads the rival Fatah party which controls the occupied West Bank. "There has to be a better way, you could have talks, do bridge building, you could recognise Israel's existence?" I suggested. "There is no one in the whole world who loves and supports peace like Mr Abbas but Israel won't give him a Palestinian state. "They make him weak and they're taking the land of the West Bank slowly, slowly and establishing a settlers' state there. Another state for settlers in the West Bank and Abbas has nothing.

" Read more: Ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad holds "So Islamic Jihad movement, it will fight?" I asked. "Would you accept it if Russia occupied London? Why do we accept the occupation of Palestine? We remain slaves of the occupiers. It's unfair. The absence of international justice will lead to more bloodshed." All Gazans know that the violence will return, and it is clear that some are making preparations.

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