Netanyahu promises to take 'very firm stance' against PIJ

Netanyahu promises to take 'very firm stance' against PIJ

There has been a war of words between Israel and the terrorist group, following Israel's destruction of the Islamic Jihad's terror tunnel in Gaza that extended across the border towards Kibbutz Kissufim, which killed a number of Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorists.

Two weeks after the tunnel was destroyed, the IDF understands that Islamic Jihad intends to respond, and it is likely that it will prefer to carry out an attack on the border - and perhaps even fire at sovereign Israel. But Palestinians say tunnels are used to ease the crippling siege on Gaza imposed by Israel and Egypt. "We will take a very firm stance against anyone who tries to attack us or attacks us from any area".

There has not yet been an official statement from the Israeli army on the issue.

The Arabic video posted by Mordechai said: "We're aware of the plot that Palestinian Islamic Jihad is concocting against Israel".

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"I mean all parties, whether factions or organizations, and we will hold (Hamas) responsible for any attack launched against us from the Gaza Strip", he added.

The Israeli army has deployed anti-rocket batteries of its "Iron Dome" air defense system at key points in the country to guard against retaliation by the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad, Israeli media reported late Monday.

The operation resulted in the deaths of at least 12 Palestinian fighters from Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

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