PIJ Refuses to Stop Firing Rockets Into Israel

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13 Nov 2019 (All day)
PIJ Refuses to Stop Firing Rockets Into Israel
Rockets continued to be fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip throughout the day Wednesday despite appeals for calm by the UN and several world governments and despite the refusal of the Islamist terror militia Hamas, which rules the Strip, to join the Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror militia in attacking Israel, leaving it to bear the full brunt of Israel’s retaliatory response. "We are not talking of mediation, it's not appropriate to talk about it,” a PIJ spokesman said early Wednesday afternoon. “When we complete our response that we want to send, it will be possible to talk about calming things down."
 
At press time, over 220 rockets had been fired into Israel since the beginning of the current flare up late Sunday night, which began when Israeli aircraft fired a missile into the home of senior PIJ leader Bahaa Abu al-Ata, killing him and his wife. Reports have surfaced that Israel has threatened to begin targeted killings of PIJ agents in Syria if the rockets do not stop immediately, but the PIJ response to these warnings has been to continue firing.
 
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