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Gaza Division commander says IDF has ‘many’ more Islamic Jihad targets to hit

Brig. Gen. Nimrod Aloni speaks to Channel 12 news near the border with the Gaza Strip, August 4, 2022. (Screengrab)
Brig. Gen. Nimrod Aloni speaks to Channel 12 news near the border with the Gaza Strip, August 4, 2022. (Screengrab)

The chief of the military’s Gaza Division in an interview with Channel 12 news says the IDF has “many” more Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets to hit.

“I see no reason to change the operational plan,” says Brig. Gen. Nimrod Aloni.

“This is an operation against PIJ — It’s been clear that we are focused on PIJ, at no stage was Hamas part of the picture,” he says. “Hamas also chose, wisely, I’d say, not to get involved.”

Asked about when the operation will end, Aloni said “whenever it is decided by the political echelon, we’ll of course stop.”

“Already at this stage, the moral and certainly the physical blow to PIJ, which thought it could get away with threatening the Gaza envelope area — the blow to commanders and activists, that it wasn’t ready for — already at this stage has heavily influenced the group and will complicate its activities in the future,” Aloni says.

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