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14 November 2017, 06:07 | Glen Norman
Israel Deploys Iron Dome Systems Amid Rising Tensions With Gaza Based Militants
We are aware of ongoing efforts by the Palestine Islamic Jihad against Israel.
Maariv quoted the report as saying that the move was due to "recent Israeli threats" against Islamic Jihad and Hamas, which was borne out by Israel's deployment of Iron Dome missile units throughout southern and central Israel on Monday night.
The Israel Defense Forces has raised its alert level and deployed an Iron Dome anti-missile defense battery to the center of the country amid a war of words with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group.
The offices where Hamas once searched luggage and its intelligence officers interviewed foreign visitors now lie abandoned, their contents looted since the group handed Gaza's borders over to the PA at the beginning of November, marking the first concrete change since the reconciliation process started.
Since 2008, Israel has launched three offensives on the Gaza Strip.
The fresh Israeli campaign of confrontation comes as Palestinian factions Fatah, based in Ramallah, and Hamas, which used to run the Gaza Strip, have reached a national unity deal created to bridge the political rift between them and to allow Fatah to govern the coastal enclave. Hazem Atallah, the Palestinian national police commander, on Wednesday cast doubt on whether the reconciliation agreement can be carried out, warning that his forces cannot guarantee law and order unless Hamas disarms in Gaza. [The] US is working with the PA, Israel, Egypt & others to try to improve the situation.
The IDF estimates that the Islamic Jihad is planning an attack on the Jewish State following the IDF's demolition of a Gaza terror tunnel some two weeks ago. Gen. Yoav Mordechai warned the Islamic Jihad to abandon plans to take revenge on Israel, saying that Israel knows of their plans and is prepared to repel them. It should be clear that [to] any response by Islamic Jihad, Israel will respond with determination and power, not just against Islamic Jihad but against Hamas as well.
"We will respond to it", the militant movement said in a statement, stressing it had "the right to respond" to the blowing up of the tunnel.
Senior sources in the Gaza-based militant group stated that, should Islamic Jihad choose to act against Israel, any action would be "for purposes of self-defense" and "deterrence".
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