IDF Deploys Iron Dome, Raises Alert amid Islamic Jihad Terror Threat

(Times of Israel) Judah Ari Gross - The IDF deployed a number of Iron Dome missile defense batteries in central Israel on Monday amid heightened threats from Palestinian Islamic Jihad after the army demolished an attack tunnel from Gaza last month, killing 12 members of the group. On Saturday, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai warned the group's leaders by name that they would be "held responsible" should Islamic Jihad attack Israel. Mordechai warned that Israel is "aware of the plot that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is planning against Israel," and said "any attack will be met with a powerful and determined Israeli response, not only against the Jihad, but also against Hamas."

2017-11-14 00:00:00

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