- Attempts to Disarm Palestinian Resistance Will Spark War This Summer: Islamic Jihad
Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement Ziad al-Nakhala has said that attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance factions will spark a war in the coming summer.
“We, the resistance, will face any war against us with complete readiness,” said al-Nakhala, speaking to the Lebanese al-Mayadeen television channel. “What happened in Gaza was a maneuver with live fire in preparation for the upcoming war added,” added al-Nakhala, referring to last week’s confrontation between Israel and the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza strip.
The Gaza escalation erupted last Friday following the deaths of four Palestinians in an Israeli air raid on the coastal sliver of land and the regime’s live fire targeting Gaza protesters. Israeli warplanes struck some 350 sites in Gaza, claiming the lives of 27 Palestinian people.
In response, the Palestinians fired some 700 rockets at the occupied lands between Saturday morning and early Monday morning, killing four Israelis and injuring 200 others. Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile system only intercepted 240 of the 690 projectiles fired from Gaza, raising serious questions about the effectiveness of the missile system.