IDF Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordecai, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, warned Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza against wreaking vengeance for the IDF’s destruction of a tunnel reaching into Israel. In a video he released Saturday night, the general said: We know about the scheme the Palestinian Jihad Islami is hatching against Israel which will be at the expense of Gazan civilians. Be aware that Israel will respond with great force – against Hamas too.” He addressed his warning to Jihad leaders in Damascus. DEBKAfile: In the face of rising tensions, Israel’s Southern Command has declared the Israeli-Gaza area a closed military zone. That order is still in force.