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Israeli Leader Threatens Islamic Jihad | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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JERUSALEM -Israel”s defense minister vowed Sunday to wage war on the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad until its capabilities are wiped out.

The threat by Shaul Mofaz follows a suicide bombing by the group last week that killed five Israelis in the coastal city of Hadera.

Israel responded Thursday with an airstrike on a car in the Gaza Strip targeting Islamic Jihad militants, but it also killed people standing nearby in crowded streets.

&#34We are carrying out a broad operation against terrorism, a broad operation against the Islamic Jihad infrastructure in light of Islamic Jihad”s intention to continue with suicide bombings,&#34 Mofaz said ahead of the weekly Cabinet meeting.

&#34We are making huge efforts to prevent these attacks … and this activity will continue until we can say that the Islamic Jihad infrastructure can no longer carry out suicide bombings,&#34 he added.