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LIVE BLOG: Israel kills and injures scores in ongoing attacks on beleaguered Gaza

A 5-year-old Palestinian girl has been killed in Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. (Picture: video capture)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

In a series of military strikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, the Israeli occupation army killed and injured scores of Palestinians, including a senior Islamic Jihad leader and a 5-year-old girl.

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Fri, Aug 5, 6:00 p.m. GMT+2

Al-Jazeera, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA and other sources said that so far up to eight Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli attacks. Besides al-Jabari, the attacks also killed a 5-year-old Palestinian girl.

Fri, August 5, 5:30 p.m. GMT+2

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement announced that the head of the Al-Quds Brigades’ Northern Gaza Command, Tayseer al-Jabari, was assassinated by Israel in an airstrike on Friday.

Earlier, the Israeli occupation army announced the start of a military operation against the Islamic Jihad movement in the Gaza Strip. He named it “True Dawn”.

Fri 5 Aug, 14:00 GMT+2

Israel has deployed attack drones and increased its surveillance over the beleaguered Gaza Strip, fearing reprisals after the arrest of a Palestinian leader earlier this week, Haaretz reported Thursday.

In an escalation of its 15-year siege, Israel closed all crossings into Gaza on Tuesday after arresting Bassam al-Saadi, a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative.

The closure halted the transport of goods and aid to Gaza and prevented workers from crossing into Israel.

(The Palestine Chronicle, Agencies)