(August 9, 2020 / JNS) The Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad threatened that Israel “will bear the consequences of anything that happens to the residents or farmers [of Gaza] as a result of the escalation.”
The group issued the threat on Sunday, after Israel Defense Forces troops fired smoke grenades into Gaza, to evacuate civilians who came under gunfire while doing construction work on the security barrier.
The IDF soldiers conducting the evacuation operation also came under fire. No injuries were reported, but the IDF halted construction of and stopped traffic in the area.
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