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Iransk TV hevdet søndag kveld at Islamsk Jihad med iransk hjelp har utviklet raketter som kan nå lenger enn Tel Aviv.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group boasted Sunday evening that it had developed a new missile that can hit beyond Tel Aviv, threatening to turn Israeli cities into “hell.”

The Gaza-based organization made the claim in a documentary film broadcast on Iranian television, which included footage of various projectiles, other weapons and missile launches.

Både retorikken og våpnene kan tyde på at Iran og Islamsk Jihad ønsker en ny krig. Islamsk Jihad kan for øvrig ikke foreta seg noe uten at Hamas godkjenner det.

Arsenalet av raketter er fryktinngytende og sier noe om at en ny krig kan bli mer ødeleggende enn de foregående. Hvis da opptaket er gjort i Gaza og ikke Iran.

Islamsk Jihad skryter av at rakettene er kraftig forbedret siden krigen i 2012:

“We managed to develop a missile that can reach from the Gaza Strip to Tel Aviv and Netanya,” a PIJ spokesman says in the clip, adding that its range could even extend beyond that.

Islamsk Jihad truer med ny krig. Spørsmålet er om Iran er interessert:

“The enemy’s act of stupidity against the Gaza Strip and its residents will turn the occupied cities and communities into hell, God willing,” the spokesman said. “The occupation has no place on the land of Palestine. It will either withdraw from it or suffer harmful blows.”

Israel er ved å bygge en mur mot Gaza både under bakken og over bakken. Det vil gjøre inntrenging og angrep over grensen vanskelig.

Earlier this month Israel announced that it had begun the final phase of construction of a 20-foot (some 6 meters) high galvanized steel fence that will completely surround the Strip.

The barrier will extend 65 kilometers (40 miles) miles around the enclave and sit atop the subterranean concrete wall that Israel is constructing around Gaza to block terrorist groups’ attack tunnels.

FNs spesialutsending Nikolay Mladenov, Egypt og Qatar har de siste månedene arbeidet for å dempe spenningen i Gaza.

 

Islamic Jihad touts new missile that can hit Tel Aviv and beyond

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