- Israel Launches “Pre-emptive” Airstrikes On Gaza, Vowing To Wipe Out Islamic Jihad
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Overnight, Israel declared an “emergency” on its southern border with the Gaza Strip, citing fresh tensions and unrest facilitated by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Israeli settlements and agricultural towns near the border have reportedly suffered disruptions and states of alerts over a series of cross-border security incidents following Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) arresting Bassem Saadi Monday night – the leader of Islamic Jihad.
The elderly commander “was seen being dragged by forces and was slightly bitten by a military dog during his arrest,” regional reports detailed. “Despite his old age, he was not brought to the hospital,” Saadi’s family said, after receiving a blow to the head. Following this, tensions soared along the border amid days of protests.