Israel-Palestine Conflict: Hamas Launches Rocket From Jenin
Hamas’ “military wing” in Jenin released a video on Monday claiming to show a rocket launch from the city in Samaria towards Moshav Ram-On.
The IDF confirmed that a rocket was fired on Monday morning from the area of Jenin and exploded in Palestinian Authority territory. The army said the rocket did not pose a threat to Israeli communities.
Security personnel were searching the area and the incident is under investigation, the IDF said.
The moshav is located around 5 miles northwest of Jenin in the Gilboa region of northern Israel. The video from Hamas’s Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades shows two rocket launchers, one with a note attached to it. The video then shows the rocket fired into the air, including a slow-motion replay.
Palestinian terrorist groups have been trying to fire rockets at Israelis from Judea and Samaria recently, including a similar incident from May 25 when the IDF found a “homemade” rocket launcher in Nazlet Zeid, near Jenin. The rocket was aimed at the Jewish village of Shaked.
A similar video went viral from the May 25 incident.
The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrested a Palestinian Arab after finding a rocket in an open field in an eastern section of Jerusalem about a month ago, it was reported on Sunday.
Abdel Alhakim Buatna, a resident of Ajjul, north of Ramallah, was arrested on suspicion of intending to fire the rocket at Israelis during this year’s Jerusalem Day flag parade in May.
IDF drone down in Lebanon
The Israeli Defense Forces confirmed on Monday that one of its drones went down in Lebanese territory.
According to the military, there is no risk of the drone being a source of information for Hezbollah.
Lebanese media reports claim Hezbollah shot down the drone.
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Edited by Arnab Nandy