Islamic Jihad vows revenge on Israel after fishermen die in Gaza blast

Islamic Jihad vows revenge against Israel following an announcement by Hamas authorities that three Gazan fishermen were killed by a downed Israeli drone on Sunday when it got caught in one of their nets.

“The occupation stands behind this hideous crime and has committed this odiousness. A sure response will arrive from the Palestinian resistance,” Islamic Jihad says in a statement.

Hamas often fires experimental rockets towards the sea to test its weapons capabilities. Before the explosion on Sunday, local media had reported that Hamas was firing such rockets. Hamas dismissed the possibility that it had caused the deaths of the fishermen on Thursday.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists take part in a symbolic funeral for the movement’s former leader Ramadan Shalah in Gaza City, a day after his death in Lebanon, June 7, 2020. (Ail Ahmed/Flash90)

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