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IDF chief: Israel will ‘critically attack’ Islamic Jihad in Gaza, West Bank, and ‘other sectors’

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

IDF chief Aviv Kohavi speaks to officers at the Southern Command, August 6, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
IDF chief Aviv Kohavi speaks to officers at the Southern Command, August 6, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

Military chief Aviv Kohavi says Israel will strike Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and other areas, amid the current round of fighting against the terror group.

During a visit to the Southern Command, Kohavi says the IDF has two main goals.

“One is to prevent all attacks, and two, to critically attack the Islamic Jihad organization, here, in Judea and Samaria, and all other sectors,” Kohavi says.

“We will not allow any organization in any arena to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel,” he adds.

Earlier, Defense Minister Gantz threatened the leaders of Islamic Jihad, which he said are based in Syria, Lebanon, and Iran.

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