Palestine: Escalation of violence in Gaza
Created: 18/05/2023 +


On 9 May 2023, Israel launched air raids on several areas across the Gaza Strip, with claims to target members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement. In response, according to the Israeli authorities, on 10 May, the PIJ fired around 400 rockets from Gaza, some of which were misfired and fell inside the Gaza Strip. Between 9–13 May, Israel conducted a series of air strikes on the Gaza Strip under Operation Shield and Arrow. On 13 May, a ceasefire was declared between the Israeli authorities and PIJ . It is unclear whether the local authority in Gaza had any involvement in the conflict.