Gen. Amidror: Iran behind Gaza Escalation

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Iran, through Islamic Jihad - its proxy in Gaza - is behind the current escalation, former Israeli National Security Advisor Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror said on Sunday. Amidror traced the current round of massive rocket fire on Israel to Friday, when Islamic Jihad fired on Israeli soldiers patrolling the Gaza border, wounding two officers. Israel responded and killed two Hamas men - and then the rocket barrage began from Gaza. Why did Islamic Jihad fire on the soldiers? "The answer is again and again and again - Iran," Amidror said. Islamic Jihad is a completely owned and operated Iranian subsidiary. "It was established by Iran, financed by Iran, and does what Iran wants it to do." Iran's interest is for Israel to embark on another major operation in Gaza, freeing up Iran to do what it wants unhindered in Syria, Amidror said.

2019-05-06 00:00:00

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