The Times of Israel reports: Islamic Jihad on Saturday took responsibility for the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip overnight and threatened further launches, as the Israeli military accused the Palestinian terror group of carrying out the attacks on behalf of Iran and Syria.
Though the Israel Defense Forces did not accuse Hamas of taking part in the rocket fire, it reiterated that it considers the terror group responsible as Gaza’s rulers.
BREAKING: The Assad regime & Iranian Quds Force are behind the Islamic Jihad rocket attack on #Israel. Hamas is responsible for everything transpiring in #Gaza & emanates from it & will bear the consequences for the terror it seeks to inflict upon Israeli civilians. pic.twitter.com/gr8iVIzCwh
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDFSpokesperson) October 27, 2018
“We also view the regime in Syria and the Iranian Quds Force as the address for the incidents,” IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said, referring to the overseas branch of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
“We sent clear messages in this spirit to those who need it and no one is immune, neither in the Strip or outside it,” he added.
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