IDF raises level of alert, deploys additional Iron Dome batteries
⚠️ The IDF deployed additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries throughout the country as preparation for a possible escalation and rocket attacks from Gaza ahead of Independence day, Eurovision, and the start of the jihad month of Ramadan.
Earlier today, Israel minimized the fishing zone for Gazans from 15 nautical miles down to 6, after a rocket fired by Muslim terrorists overnight exploded in sea off Israel’s southern coast.
The IDF named the Islamic Jihad terrorists directly, publishing their photos, and laid responsibility for the attack on the terror group.
“This is Bahaa Abu-Ala’ta, the Gaza Commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Last night, his operatives fired a rocket at Israel to bring about an escalation. Thankfully, the rocket landed in the sea. The IDF remains ready and committed to defending Israel against such terror”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terror groups in Gaza already threatened to launch rockets into Israel, especially during the Eurovision song contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv between May 14 and 18.