Israeli Army Remains on High Alert Expecting Islamic Jihad Retaliation

(Ha'aretz) Yaniv Kubovich - Senior Israeli defense officials believe that Islamic Jihad is planning a revenge attack after 14 people were killed, most of them Islamic Jihad members, when a cross-border tunnel was blown up last week. Islamic Jihad claimed the destroyed tunnel wasn't the only one it has. The group could also respond from the West Bank, rather than in Gaza. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Army Radio on Wednesday, "We live in a tough neighborhood with a lot of tension, sometimes with Hizbullah, sometimes with Hamas and sometimes with [Islamic] Jihad. There are also nonstop attempts to commit attacks in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank]."

2017-11-10 00:00:00

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