Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz: “Islamic Jihad leaders rest in hotels in Tehran, Syria and Lebanon while seriously damaging the lives of the people of Gaza”

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz (REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun) (RONEN ZVULUN /)

Israeli Defense Minister, Benny Gantzexpressed this Saturday that The Army will inflict “serious damage” on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip in the context of the current escalation of violence, in order to “restore peace” in the region.

Islamic Jihad leaders lounge in restaurants and hotels in Tehran, Syria and Lebanon. They are disconnected from the Palestinian people and seriously harm the lives of the people of Gaza. They too will have to pay the price”, he expressed Gantz. And he added: “Our operational activities against perpetrators of terrorism will continue and intensify.”

The minister visited an Iron Dome battery with the commander of the Israeli Air Force’s Air Defense Division, General Gilad Biran; and the soldiers stationed at the battery. Gantz thanked the soldiers for their contribution to the security of the State of Israel and its citizens.

This is the second day of Operation ‘Breaking Dawn’, which aims to eliminate the threat posed by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization and restore peace and stability in southern Israel.. We have thwarted and will continue to thwart terror attacks and rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.”, emphasized the minister.

An Israeli air strike on terrorist targets in Gaza City on August 6, 2022 (Reuters)
An Israeli air strike against terrorist targets in Gaza City on August 6, 2022 (Reuters) (MOHAMMED SALEM /)

And I add: “We have attacked dozens of terrorist facilities used by Islamic Jihad for the production and launch of rockets. The soldiers serving in the Iron Dome Battery who are with us today will continue to defend the home front, never taking their eyes off their objectives.”

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are currently attacking military posts belonging to the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad. Seven military posts have already been destroyed since this morning. Helicopters, fighters and planes attacked several military targets belonging to the Islamic Jihad.

The organization’s military targets attacked were a complex of military training and a weapons store in the city of khan yunisand a military complex in Gaza City that served the organization’s naval force for training and equipment storage.

A military compound containing a weapons warehouse belonging to the organization, which was also used as a meeting place for its terrorist operations, was also attacked.

Attacks on these locations significantly affect the terrorist organization’s ability to develop its military capabilities.

The Israeli Army has arrested at least 20 suspected members of the terrorist organization during the wave of night raids in the West Bank that has accompanied its new bombing campaign on Loopthe so-called ‘Dawn’ operation, which has already left at least eleven dead, including a senior official of the organization, and 80 wounded.

Palestinian militants fire rockets towards Israel, amid fighting between Israel and Gaza, in Gaza on August 6, 2022 (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
Palestinian militants fire rockets towards Israel, amid fighting between Israel and Gaza, in Gaza on August 6, 2022 (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) (IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/)

Israelfor its part, has confirmed in recent hours one slightly injured and at least 13 people who have received medical attention for anxiety and bruises in their flight to shelters to escape attacks by Islamic Jihad militias.

The detainees are Palestinians identified as former members of the organization, many of them prisoners released by Israel, to which must be added the journalist Ibrahim Abu Safiye, detained in Beit Sira, near Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian government in the West Bank.

The arrests have been confirmed by the official Palestinian news agency. wafawhich denounces raids in Jenin, Ramallah, Hebron, Tulkarm, the Qalandiya camp (north of Jerusalem) and in Tammun, in the Jordan Valley.

It remains to be seen whether among the detainees is Naya Habaibé, a senior Islamic Jihad commander who was held in Jenin last night, according to Israeli military sources. jerusalem post. His name does not appear in the count of detainees published by Wafa.

So far, the Al-Quds Brigades -the armed wing of Islamic Jihad- have launched more than 160 projectiles against Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv, while the Israel Defense Forces have attacked strategic locations in different parts of the Gaza Strip with projectiles.


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