IDF opens fire on Islamic Jihad terrorists preparing attack along the Gaza border – 2 eliminated
BREAKING: The IDF opened fire on a group of Islamic Jihad terrorists who were preparing to launch anti-tank missiles and sniper fire at IDF soldiers operating along the Gaza border.
According to Arab reports, two Muslim terrorists were eliminated.
A short time ago, a group of rocket launcher-terrorists survived a drone strike east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza.
Earlier, the IDF targeted a group of Islamic Jihad terrorists who were on their way to launch rockets at Israeli civilians. According to Arab reports, a Muslim terrorist was eliminated in the strike. He has been identified as Khalid Farag, a senior Islamic Jihad commander.
According to Arab reports, 20 Islamic Jihad terrorists were eliminated and 50 injured in retaliatory strikes since yesterday.
After a night without rocket attacks, Muslim terrorists from Gaza fired several barrages of rockets Wednesday morning towards southern Israel and the Jerusalem area.
Yesterday, Islamic Jihad terrorists fired more than 200 rockets from Gaza at Israeli civilians. About 100 were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system.
The rocket barrages were triggered by the targeted elimination of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Atta in a predawn Israeli airstrike in Gaza.
“We are continuing to strike Islamic Jihad after having targeted its senior commander in Gaza. He was responsible for most of the terrorist attacks originating in Gaza in the past year and he had been planning to carry out additional attacks in the days to come”, Netanyahu said at the start of the Cabinet meeting.