Palestinian Islamic Jihad declared Tuesday that it was preparing for war with Israel after the IDF carried out a targeted killing of one of the terror group’s senior commanders in the northern Gaza Strip.
In a statement, the PIJ said, “These terrorist crimes are aggression and a declaration of war on the Palestinian people, and the enemy bears for responsibility for them.”
“The Al-Quds Brigades and the valiant resistance, which announced a mobilization and started to hit back against this aggression and terrorism, will continue to forcefully and courageously defend the dignity of the Palestinian people,” The terror group added.
“We are going to war. Netanyahu has crossed all the red lines in assassinating Al-Quds Brigades Commander Baha Abu al-Ata. We will respond forcefully,” PIJ Secretary-General Ziyad al-Nakhalah told the Dar al-Hayat Arabic-language news site.
[Sources: The Times of Israel, Haaretz]