Israel/Gaza flare-up

This item appears on page 19 of the January 2020 issue.

Israel killed a leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group, along with four others, in a targeted attack on Nov. 12. Over the next few hours, the two militaries exchanged fire, with Islamic Jihad firing more than 150 rockets into Israel. At least 26 Palestinians were killed during the fighting, including six civilians. No Israelis were killed. Dozens of injuries were reported on both sides.

An Egypt-brokered cease-fire was agreed upon on Nov. 13. It was mostly holding at press time, though sporadic rocket attacks were reported in Israel during the first few days of the cease-fire.