Gazans Call for Probe into Islamic Jihad Missiles that Killed Civilians

(Al-Monitor) During the recent round of fighting in Gaza, a missile launched by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) near the Imad Aqel mosque veered off course and killed seven people, including four children, and injured 21 in Jabalia, the Gaza Ministry of Health reported. The incident angered many Gazans. Israel reported that of the 1,100 PIJ rockets fired toward Israel, 200 fell inside Gaza. A resident of Jabalia told Al-Monitor, "Everyone knows that the missile that fell on Saturday was a local missile, but no one dares talk about it, especially to the media and the press, let alone name names....Whoever holds the PIJ responsible for the missiles that veered off course is deemed unpatriotic." "We are all for the Palestinian resistance, but we must stand up to this crime and demand an investigation, as this is not the first time that the rockets have fallen on civilians. During the four previous wars, a lot of rockets fell on fields and rooftops, even on people, killing them or seriously injuring them. In 2008, I lost my best friend in one of the explosions caused by resistance rockets, and in 2014 one of them fell on my aunt's house and left her child totally disabled."

2022-08-25 00:00:00

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