Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Israel raises security alert after threats to Islamic Jihad

VIDEO: Senior IDF Officer Sends A Stern Warning To Gaza Israeli PM warns Gaza Jihad militants against carrying out revenge attacks
Rita Gibson | 14 November, 2017, 03:02

Tensions have risen between Israel and Islamic Jihad after the army blew up a tunnel that stretched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory on October 30.

Channel 2 news, citing high-ranking military officials, said the army deployed the batteries countrywide, especially in central Israel, and tightened security on the Gaza border after Islamic Jihad threatened to avenge the killing of 10 of the group's fighters when Israel destroyed a cross-border tunnel on Oct 31.

Hamas is allied with Islamic Jihad, which maintains a strong presence in the Gaza Strip. But Palestinians say tunnels are used to ease the crippling siege on Gaza imposed by Israel and Egypt.

Shell Reduces Its Interest In Woodside
The sell-down capitalises on recent strength in Woodside's share price, which has been buoyed by the higher oil price. Shell will remain joint venture partner in two liquefied natural gas projects in Australia, according to Woodside.

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the latest threats from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad: "We will take a very firm stance against anyone who tries to attack us." .

Islamic Jihad, on their part, has sent instructions to their followers to commit a major terrorist attack against Israel as soon as possible.

The Arabic video posted by Mordechai said: "We're aware of the plot that Palestinian Islamic Jihad is concocting against Israel". They are playing with fire not just against themselves but Hamas as well as on the backs of innocent Gaza residents. He added in a brief statement: "The valiant resistance will always stand ready to assume its duty to protect our people and impede the occupation equations".

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