Military chief Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi says Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s continued rocket fire on Israel allows the Israel Defense Forces to “make further achievements” in the ongoing campaign against the terror group.
“We have made significant accomplishments throughout this campaign. Since the opening strike, these accomplishments have only been increasing, both in number and scale. The Islamic Jihad terrorist organization’s continued fire enables us to continue to make further achievements,” Halevi says after an assessment with the IDF’s top brass and other defense officials.
“We are prepared to continue the targeted strikes and striking in a precise and increasing manner, as we have done over the last few days,” Halevi adds.
Israel has so far targeted and killed six senior Islamic Jihad commanders in the latest round of hostilities that began Tuesday morning.