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Gantz warns Islamic Jihad leadership in Iran, Syria, Lebanon

Defense Minister Benny Gantz tours an Iron Dome battery in southern Israel, August 6, 2022. (Nicole Laskavi/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz tours an Iron Dome battery in southern Israel, August 6, 2022. (Nicole Laskavi/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz issues a threat to the leaders of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, who are not in the Gaza Strip.

“The leadership of Islamic Jihad, who sit abroad in restaurants and stay in hotels in Tehran, Syria, and Lebanon, are disconnected from their people,” Gantz says during a tour of an Iron Dome air defense battery in southern Israel.

He says the leaders are “seriously harming” the livelihoods of Gaza residents amid the current escalation of violence, and “they will also pay the bill.”

Gantz also says Israel has foiled “many terrorists who are planning to launch rockets” at Israel.

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