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A major potential “flashpoint” which could rapidly escalate regional conflict: Awaiting Islamic Jihad’s response

Translated today by out, in part below:

On November 13, the electronic Rai al-Youm daily carried the following piece by Dr. Sofian Abou Zaydeh: “What is making the Israelis so tense and careful in addition to them sending direct threats to the Islamic Jihad and its leadership and warning them against carrying out any retaliation act in response to the martyrdom of twelve Palestinians due to the tunnel’s demolition around two weeks ago?

“Gen. Yoav Mordechai, aka Poli, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Palestinian Territories, through a video featuring him, warned, in Arabic, the Islamic Jihad, mainly the Jihad’s leadership in Damascus, Dr. Ramadan Shalah, and his deputy, Ziad al-Nakhaleh, in addition to holding them responsible for any action that the Jihad will be carrying out in Gaza or anywhere else.

“Yesterday, through his opening speech at the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers, Netanyahu also directly threatened the Islamic Jihad and warned them against any action because the Israeli reaction will be a harsh one. He not only threatened the Jihad but also held Hamas responsible for any action that might take place considering that it is practically in control of Gaza. The Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman, also left no occasion unseized to threaten and warn against the danger of carrying out any action against the Israeli targets in retaliation for the tunnel’s martyrs…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

November 15, 2017 at 12:40 am

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