One of Gaza’s main terror proxies, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), has vowed to respond militarily if Israel continues to hit targets inside the Strip; The terror group failed to acknowledge that it was Hamas and militants in Gaza that initiated May’s conflict and this week’s strikes.
After multiple days of conflict between Gaza and Israel this week, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) issued a warning to the Jewish State that it would respond if the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continued to strike Hamas targets in the Strip. The IDF carried out several retaliatory strikes on Hamas military posts this week after PIJ militants launched incendiary balloons into Israel, resulting in multiple fires.
As reported by The Times of Israel, Khader Habib stated, “We will not allow the Israeli government to impose its conditions on the resistance or isolate Gaza.” He conveyed that the terror proxies in the Strip, Hamas and the PIJ, have already mapped out plans that would be carried out.
The uptick in tension comes after Israel and the Gaza-based terror groups faced off in an 11-day military volley last month. Hamas fired a reported 4,300 rockets at the Jewish state, leading to a devastating response from the IDF. The conflict began because Hamas fired rockets at Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem.
According to reports, the United States will soon be helping to fund the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome system after what took place in May.