In the wake of threats from Islamic Jihad - including a terror tunnel attempt, as well as a planned terror attack from the West Bank - Israel's prime minister has laid out a warning for any terrorists plotting against the Jewish state. The Times of Israel reports that PM Netanyahu stated that Hamas will be held responsible for any and all terrorist activities planned in or coming from Gaza:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that the country would respond harshly to any attack against it no matter where it comes from.
Netanyahu’s comments appeared to be prompted by blustery statements from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group in Gaza, which is threatening Israel with retaliation for the destruction of a terror tunnel it dug under the border into Israel, but they also came amid increasing tension on Israel’s northern borders.
“These days, there are still those who toy with trying renewed attacks on Israel,” Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. “We will take a very strong hand against anyone who tries to attack us or attacks us from any sector.”
“I say this to every entity, rogue faction, organization — every one. In any case, we see Hamas as responsible for every attack that emanates from, or is planned against us in, the Gaza Strip,” he said...