Israel warned against attacking Gaza

17 Apr

Ashraf Shannon reports for PressTV, Gaza, 16 April 2014.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad says its military wing is ready to confront any Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. The group made the statement as it marked the 40th anniversary of Palestinian Prisoner Day.

Earlier this week, Israeli army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said his forces are preparing for future combat both in Gaza and in Lebanon. Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s military wing the Qods Brigades fired nearly two hundred rockets towards Israeli targets last month following the assassination of three of its members. The retaliatory move by the Islamic Jihad forced Israel to ask Egypt to renew the 2012 ceasefire in Gaza.

As Gazans marked Palestinian Prisoner Day, nearly five thousand Palestinian prisoners including women and children continue to languish inside Israeli prisons and detention centers. Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s military wing the Qods Brigades used the occasion to renew its commitment to capture Israeli soldiers for future prisoner swap deals. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad has become a military force that has been reckoned with in the Gaza Strip in recent years.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s popularity has been on the rise because of its refusal to recognize the Israeli regime, its adherence to resistance and its determination to free Palestinian prisoners.

2 Responses to “Israel warned against attacking Gaza”

  1. Ton April 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I find this hard to believe, although I wished it was true. Palestinians are no match for the Zionist army I am sad to say and their rockets no more than sophisticated ifire crackers.

    • kiaoragaza April 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm #

      I think that the Gazans are warning that an Israeli invasion would not be a ‘cake walk’, but would be met with strong resistance.

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