Iron Dome Deployed Amid Threats From Gaza-Based Terror Group

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"When they kill men of the resistance, and especially from Islamic Jihad", he continued, "we have no other choice but to punish the occupier, and continue to strengthen the buildup of forces from a conflict".

Qa'adan's family told Quds Press that the occupation forces stormed the leader's house at 01:30 and arrested him, despite his poor health.

Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump's special representative for global negotiations, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that "extremist statements & provocation vs. Israel by Islamic Jihad significantly harm the people of Gaza & are very risky".


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Gaza militants Sunday against attacks as the Islamic Jihad group vowed revenge for the demolition of one of its tunnels that crossed into Israel.

We are aware of ongoing efforts by the Palestine Islamic Jihad against Israel.

On Monday, the military said it deployed another Iron Dome battery elsewhere in central Israel.


The Trump administration's global negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt, on Monday called on the terror group to tone down its war rhetoric, tweeting, "Extremist statements & provocation vs. Israel by Islamic Jihad significantly harm the people of Gaza & are very unsafe".

The U.N. also voiced its concern about the threat of an imminent attack by the Islamic Jihad and the potential repercussions, in particular on an ongoing reconciliation process between the leading Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas to bring Gaza back under the control of the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority.

Israel has always been concerned about the use of tunnels built by Hamas to both store weapons and infiltrate fighters into the country. The majority of the two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are sealed inside the coastal enclave due to the continuation of the military blockade imposed by Israel and upheld by Egypt on the southern border. "It has many tunnels and many options", senior PIJ member Ahmad al-Mudalal warned. "In any case, we see Hamas as responsible for every attack that emanates from, or is planned against us in, the Gaza Strip", he said.


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