Netanyahu: Islamic Jihad is starting to get the message – Israel will keep striking with no mercy
PM Netanyahu said at the start of the Cabinet meeting that the Islamic Jihad is starting to internalize the message: “They understand that we will continue to strike them without mercy. They understand that Israel is very strong and that our will is very great.”
Netanyahu said the terror group would be mistaken to expect that their rocket attacks could weaken Israel’s resolve.
“We are continuing to strike Islamic Jihad after having targeted its senior commander in the Gaza Strip. He was responsible for most of the terrorist attacks originating in the Gaza Strip in the past year and he had been planning to carry out additional attacks in the days to come”, Netanyahu said.
“In the last 24 hours, we have destroyed important Islamic Jihad targets. We targeted terrorist cells that planned to launch rockets at the territory of the State of Israel, several of which were caught in the act”.
“Together we will continue to do everything that needs to be done to defend the security of the State of Israel and its citizens. Together we will be victorious,” PM Netanyahu concluded.
After a night without rocket attacks, Muslim terrorists from Gaza fired several barrages of rockets Wednesday morning towards southern Israel and the Jerusalem area.
The rocket barrages were triggered by the targeted elimination of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta in a predawn Israeli airstrike in Gaza.
According to Arab reports, 18 Islamic Jihad terrorists were eliminated and 50 injured in retaliatory strikes since yesterday.