Israel will continue to strike terrorist targets with “great precision,” the defense minister says Israeli artillery vehicle near Sderot on the Israeli-Gaza border, August 6, 2022. © Ilia Yefimovich / Picture Alliance / Getty Images

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Saturday they are prepared for a “week of fighting” after Israel began striking targets in Gaza the previous day. They added that there are no peace talks at the moment.

The IDF said that more than 160 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since Friday afternoon. The Iron Dome missile defense system destroyed 95% of the rockets mid-air, Brigadier General Ran Kochav, the spokesman for the defense forces, said.

The mission, ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’, was launched in response to “the imminent threat of attack against Israeli civilians posed by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization,” according to the IDF. (RT)