Palestinian Jihad fires more than 80 rockets, calls a sudden end to the blitz

Monday, Feb. 2, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad pounded Israel for a second day, firing 80 rockets – sure that Israel’s reaction would be carefully calibrated a week before election day. After the first day, the Israeli air force struck Jihad targets around Damascus as well as scores of its sites in the Gaza Strip. By going into a second day of rocket fire, the Palestinian terrorist group directly challenged the IDF. It also made Ashkelon, with its port and industrial zone, the largest Israeli town under heavy rocket fire. There were no casualties in the two-day Jihad blitz, although a food factory in Ashkelon took a direct hit, largely due to the high number of interceptions by Iron Dome defense batteries.

The IDF accompanied the waves of Palestinian rocket fire with continuous air and tank artillery strikes against Jihad installations and command centers and hunting down rocket teams. Then, early Monday evening, Islamic Jihad suddenly announced in a statement that its retaliatory offensive was at an end.

During the day, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned that if the violence continued, Israel would resort to a comprehensive military operation in the Gaza Strip that would include innovative, surprise tactics never seen in previous IDF counter-terror operations.

 Defense Minister Naftali Bennett was more restrained. He told community and town leaders in the south, who had advised the population to keep schools closed for another day, not to expect the IDF to embark on a full-scale IDF operation in Gaza before the March 2 general election.

The Palestinian Jihad had therefore tossed the ball over to Israel. If the episode ends at this point, the terrorist organization may claim to have won the power to call the shots for starting and ending a confrontation with Israel when it pleases.

The Netanyahu government will almost certainly be guided in its response by an assessment of the majority voters’ mood next Monday. For the time being, both the ruling Likud and the opposition Kahol Lavan have called off their election rallies for the duration of the security crisis in the South.

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43 thoughts on “Palestinian Jihad fires more than 80 rockets, calls a sudden end to the blitz

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 20:21 at 20:21
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    The sick, ugly tail still wags the huge, powerful dog – because Bibi enabled it so…

    • Feb 26, 2020 @ 9:45 at 9:45
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      And where is our Iron Dom exactly?
      We just bluffing about our IDF Power…

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 21:14 at 21:14
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    MAY THEY CHOKE ON THE NEXT BATCH OF FERMENTED HUMP-BACKED ANIMAL GIZM THAT THEY RECEIVE FROM IRAN!

    • Feb 24, 2020 @ 21:31 at 21:31
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      You are fuc*ed up beyond any words. Sh*t like ou should be removed from the face of this earth.

      • Feb 25, 2020 @ 0:05 at 0:05
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        YOSEF DOUCHE WHAT IS AN OU? HAVE YOU BEEN SUCKING DOWN THE FERMENTED GIZM FROM SMELLY HUMP-BACKED BEASTS TODAY, YOU WORTHLESS PERV?

      • Feb 25, 2020 @ 1:50 at 1:50
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        shiite.. fixed it for ya…

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 21:49 at 21:49
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    The picture is Ok, but why so many still standing buildings all around the rockets launching areas ?

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 22:03 at 22:03
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    Another round ends?Another ceasefire begins?Nothing changed,nothing achieved.Up to the next round…..

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 22:35 at 22:35
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    Weeding a lawn the first time should be done with great energy and thoroughly. We are to interested in ancillary considerations to ever completely weed our lawn.

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 22:38 at 22:38
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    Because the IDF responds by bombing empty fields and abandoned buildings.

    • Feb 25, 2020 @ 1:49 at 1:49
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      No nothing dumbtards.

    • Feb 25, 2020 @ 20:36 at 20:36
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      Call this a fake war and hope that it remains a fake war.

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 22:40 at 22:40
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    Sophie’s Choice –

    Conversion from Kahanism or the Hague

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 22:51 at 22:51
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    Annie Leibovitz’s ICC mugshot of Netanyahu is now fused in the collective unconscious and cultural memory as a monster and a criminal, but one in the custody of the Hague, Israeli prisons, and perhaps other venues, safely tucked away

    This accidental triggering of an implanted image causes a transformation in the zeitgeist unforeseen by the Hollywood like (Arnon Milchan) producers and directors of the shared cultural images – whoops

    • Feb 24, 2020 @ 22:53 at 22:53
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      Arnon Milchan is in the parade of super billionaires lined up for the Netanyahu trial! Pinks and leaves humiliations galore

      • Feb 24, 2020 @ 23:19 at 23:19
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        I’ll double any offer National Enquirer makes if you give me the action. Get photos or interviews

        Call or e-mail Harvey at 1 888-847-9869

      • Feb 24, 2020 @ 23:33 at 23:33
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        It’s like Epstein, these ‘pinks and leaves’ huh

        Both self-admitted Israeli intelligence, and Weinstein, Barack, Black Cube too!

  • Feb 24, 2020 @ 23:58 at 23:58
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    The barrage of more than 80 rockets ended suddenly. That way, demonic islamic jihad could claim that any retaliation from Israel was an unjustified escalation.

  • Feb 25, 2020 @ 2:25 at 2:25
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    don’t believe IJ for a second

  • Feb 25, 2020 @ 3:18 at 3:18
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    This is a psychological warfare targeting Southerners electioneering and I sorry Bibi has fallen into the trap.
    He needs to come out cleverly let’s it will cost him.

    • Feb 25, 2020 @ 7:36 at 7:36
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      Not a chance, he’s a corrupt douche.

  • Feb 25, 2020 @ 7:36 at 7:36
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    • Feb 25, 2020 @ 20:39 at 20:39
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      Call this a fake war and hope that it remains a fake war.

    • Feb 26, 2020 @ 3:59 at 3:59
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      Good luck finding suckers and fools for this scam.

  • Feb 25, 2020 @ 7:40 at 7:40
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    G-d is exposing Netanyahu and his plan of managing A palestinian state as A sham. His diplomacy and lies mean nothing to the muslims. No matter how much they please his masters in washington. In G-d I trust.

    • Feb 27, 2020 @ 5:43 at 5:43
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      I agree Oren. We need Moshe Feiglin at the reigns of power in Israel. No more land give aways to the Arabs.

  • Feb 26, 2020 @ 9:23 at 9:23
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    innovative, surprise tactics never seen in previous IDF counter-terror operations.

    One of these is to ask quatar to continue spending money to Gaza terror as they fear that Hamas gets bancrupt, ending the show for the voters.

  • Feb 26, 2020 @ 9:50 at 9:50
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    Sadly not all 😎Tommy😎 posts are actually from 😎Tommy😎.
    I can tell you that the Israel have no future and it’s military power is just a dream.
    Look to our situation, our people are dying from poverty, our politicians just stealing our nation money and Hamas or a Palestinian youth with a simple knife kill and injure many of our soldiers simply.

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  • Feb 26, 2020 @ 21:28 at 21:28
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    Best news of the day; may Israel be wiped for the face of this earth.

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  • Feb 28, 2020 @ 6:57 at 6:57
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    A simple game benefits Hamas and needs to maintain Bibi’s power.
    Hamas – stopping killing Jews to lose financial.
    Bibi afloat – politics is built on the lies of a “peace treaty” with Hamas. Let’s say terrorism against the Jews today supports Bibi’s policies. The elimination of Hamas important partners Bibi exclusion.
    And this is the future. Bibi Israeli Obama,

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