Palestinian fighters step up retaliatory attacks

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Palestinian resistance fighters have ramped up their rocket strikes on Israel in retaliation for Tel Aviv’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

The retaliatory rockets were fired from Gaza on several Israeli cities, including Eshkol and Ashkelon, setting off alert sirens there.

Earlier, Palestinian fighters targeted the Kissufim airbase in Israel. The Israeli military says Palestinians have fired over 60 rockets at Israeli cities and communities since midnight. Palestinian fighters also fired rockets on Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport.

Friday marked the third day of continued fighting in the coastal enclave following the collapse of ceasefire talks in Egypt.

The death toll from the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip stands at nearly 2,090. Some 10,300 others have also been wounded since the Israeli aggression began on July 8.

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have called for more retaliatory responses to the Israeli attacks following the killing of three senior commanders of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in an airstrike in Rafah.

Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, the commanders of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Tel al-Sultan refugee camp in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.

Thousands of people in Gaza took part in the funeral of the three leaders on Thursday, demanding more retaliatory rockets against Israel.

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