Palestinian Militants Launch Series of Strikes in Response to Al-Aqsa Raid

Palestinian Militants Launch Series of Strikes in Response to Al-Aqsa Raid

(Photo is of a Abu Ali Mustafa Brigade propaganda release)


In response to the Israeli raid on the Al-Aqsa mosque earlier today (read here: ), Palestinian groups across Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, have launched a large number of attacks on both the IDF as well as several Israeli settlements. Jordan and Egypt have both issued official condemnations of the raid. The Jordanian release can be read below.


Below is listed attacks that have taken place in retaliation for the Al-Aqsa raid:

(Clashes are ongoing and this list is likely incomplete)

The towns of Mai Ami, Nahael, Al-Mughayyir, Elon Moreh, Beita, Areeha, Sderot, Ivim, Nir Am, Beit El, and Otniel have been attacked by gunfire and homemade explosives.

A photo of some of todays clashes.

The IDF Jaba, Attara, Dotan, Jalameh, Surra, Marj Ibn Amer, Al-Tur, Ebal, Al-Hamra, Salem, Shavei Shomron, Beit Furik, and Huwara military checkpoints have been attacked by gunfire and explosives. One IDF soldier has been confirmed shot at the Shavei Shomron checkpoint.

Rockets fired from Gaza toward Sderot, Ivim, Asqalam, Gavim, Mabuim, and Nir Am, with a direct hit reported in Sderot. A house and a factory were said to be hit, with no word on potential casualties, though first aid responders were sent to the impact sites.

Clashes have taken place in Jenin, Nablus, Areeha, Ramallah, Beit Ummar, Al-Aramshe, and Tubas. One IDF soldier has been confirmed shot in the clashes in Beit Ummar, who was evacuated via ambulance.


Israel launched a raid in Nablus where they reportedly clashes with Lions’ Den militants. The IDF managed to arrest two Palestinians before withdrawing.

According to Palestinian sources, the Israeli AirForce launched several airstrikes in Gaza, likely in retaliation for rocket attacks.

Several Palestinian militant groups have released statements on the raid, with many of them vowing “resistance”. Some of them are listed below:

Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Saleh Al-Arouri:
In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

The zionist aggression on Al-Aqsa is a major crime that our people and their resistance will respond to with full force.

The zionist aggression on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque today and the crimes committed against the worshippers and those in i’tikaf is a major crime that our people and resistance will respond to with full force, “and those who have wronged will know what they return to.”

We call on the sons of our people everywhere, especially the sons of our people in the occupied territories of 1948 who have been subjected to brutal repression, along with our people in the West Bank and Al-Quds, to respond with all their might and all means to this heinous crime so that everyone, foremost the criminal fascist zionist government, knows that tampering with Islamic sanctities will have a great price. We will burn the ground beneath their feet.

Saleh Al-Arouri

Deputy Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas

Wednesday: 14 Ramadan 1444 AH

Corresponding to: April 5, 2023 AD

PIJ Secretary-General Ziyad Al-Nakhaleh:

What is happening in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque constitutes a serious threat to our sanctities, and the Palestinian people must be present with all its capabilties for the inevitable confrontation in the coming days.


The occupation forces’ storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacking those in i’tikaf inside it will not go unanswered, as our people will protect their land and sanctities with blood.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades:

Action will precede words.

Lions’ Den:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

“And you did not throw when you threw, but it was Allah who threw.”

This is the truth of Allah Almighty.

In the recent hours, the soldiers of the Den carried out operations on checkpoints and settlements surrounding the city of Nablus, the last of which was targeting the settler outpost and checkpoint of “Shavei Shamron” in response to the assault on the women and those stationed inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

And we say to you, O Children of Zion: if you increase [your aggression], we will increase [our response], and if you return [to attack], we will return [to retaliate].

Your brothers,

The Lions’ Den groups


Clashes are ongoing throughout Israel/Palestine, and are likely to continue for awhile. We will post updates when possible.

Sébastien Gray
Sébastien Gray
Sébastien Gray is a published journalist and historicist with over 5 years experience in writing. His primary focus is on East and West African affairs.
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