On Friday, the Israeli occupation authorities decided to extend the state of emergency in the areas adjacent to the Gaza Strip until tomorrow.
Sirens sounded in the neighborhoods surrounding the Gaza Strip after the intensity of the mutual shelling between Palestinian factions in Gaza and the Israeli army subsided. This is at a time when Egyptian-brokered cease-fire talks are continuing.
Warning sirens of missile strikes sounded in southern Israel today, Friday (May 12, 2023), after a night of relative calm in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli planes launched air strikes targeting Islamic Jihad activists during the past three days.-
The Israeli military said sirens sounded in neighborhoods around the Strip, but there was no immediate word of any damage. Sirens sounded of missile strikes in areas outside Jerusalem for the first time since fighting escalated between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip this week.
Israeli radio and television stations broadcast warnings of rockets being fired towards the city of Beit Shams and areas in the hills outside Jerusalem.
Shortly after the sirens sounded, ending a 12-hour lull in cross-border fighting, the Israeli military said it had resumed bombing Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip.
The intensity of the mutual shelling between the Israeli army and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip decreased on the night of Thursday to Friday, compared to what it was in the past three days, during which thirty Palestinians and one person in Israel were killed.