Israel deploys missiles two weeks after bombing Gaza lifeline tunnel

Israel deploys missiles two weeks after bombing Gaza lifeline tunnel

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have deployed Iron Dome missile defense systems in the central part of the country amid rising tensions with militants operating in the Gaza Strip, a spokesperson for the IDF told Sputnik Monday. "We advise the Islamic Jihad leadership in Damascus to be careful and get things under control", he continued.

The Israeli made the announcement on Monday, but did not elaborate on where the so-called Iron Dome batteries had exactly been installed. The batteries were deployed as part of the IDF's reinforcement efforts following the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's threats in response to the terror tunnel strike in Gaza.

Among those killed in the tunnel demolition were top Islamic Jihad terrorist Arafat Marshad, head of the group's military wing, and his deputy, Hassan Abu Hasnin.

The terror group is known to have Katyusha rockets, which could reach Israel's heavily populated central coastal region.

Daoud Shehab, an Islamic Jihad spokesman, called the comments by Netanyahu and Mordechai "a declaration of war".

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Gaza-based Palestinian terror groups not to attack Israel. Israeli officials have accused Hamas of "preparing" for another war with Israel and have threatened retaliatory measures against the Gaza Strip as a whole.

The group, which may have been holding off retaliating against Israel while the bodies of five PIJ terrorists were missing inside the tunnel, may now be more inclined to launch a surprise attack against Israel since the IDF confirmed last week that they are holding on to those bodies after they found them inside Israeli territory.

"It should be clear: any response by Islamic Jihad, whatever it may be, will be responded to by Israel with power and determination, not only against Islamic Jihad but also against Hamas".

Referring to the Israeli operation on October 30, he said that Israel "destroyed a terror tunnel in Israeli sovereign territory".

Israel has been targeting the Islamic Jihad movement following the Israeli-led attack on the Gaza Strip's cross-border tunnel, fearing revenge by the movement.

The army said later that killing the terrorists was not the primary objective of the tunnel demolition. 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. While the tunnels in Gaza are used by Hamas as a source of tax revenue and inflow of weapons, they also supply highly demanded necessities for Gazans - who have been trapped under Israeli siege for a decade - including food, medicine, and much-needed infrastructure materials.

Netanyahu said Sunday Israel "will respond with a heavy hand to anyone who tries to attack us from any front".

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