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Gantz instructs military to continue operations against Islamic Jihad terror group

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at the Kirya military headquarters on August 5, 2022. (Elad Malka)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at the Kirya military headquarters on August 5, 2022. (Elad Malka)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructs the military to continue offensive actions against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group in the Gaza Strip, his office says.

Gantz held an assessment with the chief of the Israel Defense Forces, Aviv Kohavi, and other senior military and defense officials this morning.

“The Defense Ministers directed the continuation of offensive efforts against Islamic Jihad, with an emphasis on operations to thwart rocket fire at Israel,” a statement says.

Gantz also instructs to provide assistance to residents of the south who have been under rocket attacks since last night, according to his office.

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