update deskIsrael-Palestinian Conflict

Rocket launched from Jenin

Hamas released a video allegedly showing the projectile heading towards the Israeli community of Ram-On.

A rocket purportedly fired from Jenin, in northern Samaria, on June 26, 2023. Source: Twitter.
A rocket purportedly fired from Jenin, in northern Samaria, on June 26, 2023. Source: Twitter.

Hamas’s “military wing” in Jenin released a video on Monday claiming to show a rocket launch from the city in Samaria towards Moshav Ram-On.

The IDF confirmed that a rocket was fired on Monday morning from the area of Jenin and exploded in Palestinian Authority territory. The army said the rocket did not pose a threat to Israeli communities.

Security personnel were searching the area and the incident is under investigation, the IDF said.

The moshav is located around 5 miles northwest of Jenin in the Gilboa region of northern Israel. The video from Hamas’s Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades shows two rocket launchers, one with a note attached to it. The video then shows the rocket fired into the air, including a slow-motion replay.

Palestinian terrorist groups have been trying to fire rockets at Israelis from Judea and Samaria recently, including a similar incident from May 25 when the IDF found a “homemade” rocket launcher in Nazlet Zeid, near Jenin. The rocket was aimed at the Jewish village of Shaked.

A similar video went viral from the May 25 incident. 

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrested a Palestinian Arab after finding a rocket in an open field in an eastern section of Jerusalem about a month ago, it was reported on Sunday.

Abdel Alhakim Buatna, a resident of Ajjul, north of Ramallah, was arrested on suspicion of intending to fire the rocket at Israelis during this year’s Jerusalem Day flag parade in May.

IDF drone down in Lebanon

The Israeli Defense Forces confirmed on Monday that one of its drones went down in Lebanese territory.

According to the military, there is no risk of the drone being a source of information for Hezbollah.

Lebanese media reports claim Hezbollah shot down the drone.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war. JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you. The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support? Every contribution, big or small, helps JNS.org remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates