Factions in Gaza ready to face Israeli offensive

Armed Palestinian groups on Saturday said they were ready to face any Israeli strikes into the Gaza Strip, following reports that the Israeli government has given its initial nod to a new series of incursions into the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, dpa reported.

Abu Obaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing, ruled out ground invasions into Gaza Strip, but he expected that the army would attack Gaza from the air.

He added that Hamas' Ezz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades was prepared for any Israeli military escalation.

Meanwhile, Egypt's Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman warned Hamas that Israel would attempt to strike its leaders if the Islamic movement did not release an Israeli soldier it has held in Gaza since June 2006.

Egypt has been brokering a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel in Gaza Strip in order to avoid a wide-scale offensive and ease the siege that Israel imposed on Gaza since Hamas took over the territory by force nearly a year ago.

Hamas has accepted the Egyptian ceasefire offer but Israel has demanded that the captive soldier Gilad Shalit be released under the deal. Hamas says Shalit should be dealt with as a separate issue.

Earlier Saturday, Israeli forces arrested 10 Palestinians during an early morning raid carried out in the south-east Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said on Saturday.

The witnesses said that at least seven tanks and four bulldozers rolled into the eastern territories of Rafah city after midnight and withdrew early in the morning.

During the incursion, Israeli helicopters provided air cover to the bulldozers which levelled a number of fields and destroyed at least three chicken farms, according to residents.

The Israeli soldiers broke into some houses, searched them and arrested 10 residents, the security sources said.

Clashes erupted between Palestinian fighters and the Israeli troops. There was no word on casualties.

Meanwhile, an armed Palestinian group claimed responsibility for firing a homemade rocket into southern Israel.

The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said the attack targeted Sderot city in response to the Israeli army operations.

The incursion took place about 1 kilometre to the east of the Rafah crossing point which Egypt opens from time to time as part of its efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and the militant group Hamas.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Weekly review of key events in Azerbaijan's ICT sector
Weekly review of key events in Azerbaijan's ICT sector
Azerbaijan, Singapore to co-op in construction of geostationary satellites
Azerbaijan, Singapore to co-op in construction of geostationary satellites
Russian company may set up 'smart' bus stops in Azerbaijan's liberated lands
Russian company may set up 'smart' bus stops in Azerbaijan's liberated lands
Loading Bars
Latest
SOFAZ reveals revenues from Shah Deniz, ACG
Kazakhstan, Mongolia agree to continue co-op in agro-industrial complex
Iran's East Azerbaijan province continues investments in construction projects
Iran invites investors to develop energy sector
First Vice President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva shares photos from visit to Gubadli district with President Ilham Aliyev (PHOTO)
Iran seeks to curb inflation by aid of private sector
Kyrgyzstan plans to receive USD 80 mln from ADB for budget support
Kazakhstan’s National Bank changes base rate
Weekly review of trading at Turkmenistan's commodity exchange
Azerbaijan sees increase in turnover of payment cards
Kazakhstan’s National Bank reveals inflation rate for September 2021
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva meet with general public of Gubadli district
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva inaugurate 'Gubadli' substation
Turkey notes decrease in number of used vehicles
Prices on some food items soar in Iran
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend opening of new complex of SBS military unit in Gubadli distict
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend groundbreaking ceremony for Khanlig-Gubadli road
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visit Gubadli district
5th edition of DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival to be held in Baku
Iran shares data on electricity generation of Esfahan TPP
Activity of certain enterprises in Iran's industrial parks resumed
Iran announces amount of loans issued to manufacturing enterprises
Turkey's value for steel export to Turkmenistan growing
Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan look to sign agreements in transport sector (Exclusive)
Iran, Germany to hold Joint Energy Committee meeting
Iran seeks to increase export of technical services to neighboring countries
Overall index of the Tehran Stock Exchange drops hard
Azerbaijan's trade turnover with US down in 9M2021
Georgia's sheep exports up
Many countries confirm efficacy of Sputnik V vaccine after a year use
Turkmen enterprise shares plans on processing sugar beet
Cargo movements in Iranian ports soar
Turkey shares data on ships received at Bartin port in 9M2021
Iran and Venezuela consider trading via gold and cryptocurrency transactions
ABB sees decrease in net working capital
ABB anticipates comparable revenue growth of 6-8% for full-year 2021
AT&T opens new Tel Aviv R&D center
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva posts photo from Gubadli district on her Instagram page (PHOTO)
Volume of Azerbaijani gas exports to Turkey disclosed
Saudi imports from UAE jump back up in August
Kazakh oil company opens tender to buy pipes
Kazakhstan decreases cargo transport via internal waters
Kazakh oilfield construction company opens tender to buy welding equipment
Turkmenistan to introduce telematics systems into agriculture
Kazakhstan's Samruk-Kazyna places five-year debut Eurobonds
Weekly review of Azerbaijani oil market
Georgia releases data on COVID-19 cases for October 25
OPEC under strong pressure to do something in order to lower oil prices
Azerbaijan records surge in tourist inflow
US senator signs Declaration on Azerbaijan's Restoration of Independence Day (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan reveals data on exports to Turkey for 9M2021
TAP consortium reveals time of starting hydrogen supplies
PayPal says it is not pursuing acquisition of Pinterest
Volume of TAP’s gas transportation by end-2021 announced
Prices for gasoline to start 2022 at higher levels
Iranian currency rates for October 25
Azerbaijani servicemen in reserve conducting drills
Number of ships received at Turkish Botas port for 9M2021 revealed
Value of Turkey's leather goods export to Azerbaijan up in September 2021
Azerbaijan establishes radio and television broadcasting in Gubadli (PHOTO)
Zangazur corridor - new reality created by Azerbaijan in region
BHOS student: ‘The liberation of Gubadli made me a Presidential Scholar’
Turkey records surge in number of registered Azerbaijani companies for 9M2021
HSBC surprises with 74% rise in Q3 profit and $2 bln buyback
President of Azerbaijan to pay visit to Turkey
Iran discloses data on annual mining extraction in South Khorasan Province
Iran shares trade data with African countries
Iran’s PEDEC to accelerate work on oil fields
Volume of cargo loaded/unloaded in Iran’s Dayyer port grows
National Iranian South Oil Company repairs equipment, spare parts
Oil prices extend gains to multi-year highs on tight supply
Iran boosts caviar exports
Monthly sales of goods at Iran Mercantile Exchange revealed
Iran's extraction from South Pars gas field to decrease
Iran shares data on tax revenues
Iran could become gas importer – NIOC
Iran extraction data on its from South Pars gas field
Iran’s Bahar Azadi gold coin price continues to rise
Chinese President Xi calls for global cooperation on terrorism, climate change
Sudan PM Hamdok is under house arrest: Report
New private sector led growth model can help Azerbaijan diversify its economy – IFC regional manager (Exclusive)
Kazakhstan logs 1,573 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hr
IS claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda
Tesla pulls its new Full Self-Driving beta due to software 'issues'
Turkey reports 24,792 daily COVID-19 cases
At least 4 dead in avalanche on Ecuador's volcano
Zika virus case reported in northern India
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister says OPEC will not change its strategy
Hurricane Rick edges closer to Mexican coast north of Acapulco
Israeli-led research reveals plant mechanism for dealing with water shortage
Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev announces that Gubadli city is freed from occupation on October 25, 2020
Chronicles of Victory: President Ilham Aliyev gave interview to US Fox News TV channel on October 25, 2020 (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Chronicles of Victory: October 25, 2020
116 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast
Azerbaijani Navy officers successfully completes internship in Turkey (PHOTO)
Military training session to be held in military unit of Azerbaijani MoD
At least 25, including minors, died in illegal refinery blast in Nigeria
Iran’s RCS receives 30th batch of COVID-19 vaccine
Mandatory vaccination issue to be solved in November, NCDC Head says
Some 16.03 million voters cast their votes in the presidential elections in Uzbekistan
All news