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PIJ holds Jenin rally in solidarity with fighters in Gaza

Palestinian Islamic Jihad members in the northern West Bank city of Jenin hold a rally in solidarity with their fellow fighters in Gaza on August 5, 2022. (Screen capture/Twitter)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad members in the northern West Bank city of Jenin hold a rally in solidarity with their fellow fighters in Gaza on August 5, 2022. (Screen capture/Twitter)

Palestinian Islamic Jihad members in the northern West Bank city of Jenin are holding a rally in solidarity with their fellow fighters in Gaza who are in the midst of a military campaign against Israel that began earlier tonight.

Tensions that led to the IDF’s killing of a senior PIJ commander in Gaza earlier this afternoon are believed to have been started on Monday when the IDF arrested the terror group’s West Bank leader in Jenin.

PIJ subsequently raised its alert and began issuing threats against Israel in what led the government to shut down major highways, effectively dragging border town residents into a lockdown for four days.

Israel says that it moved to kill Tayseer Jabari earlier Friday after it became aware of direct threats to its citizens.

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