The ‘Israeli' occupation regime warned Islamic Jihad resistance movement that retaliation to tunnel strike will be met with force.
Meanwhile, the Zionist army is on high alert due to an awaited plot that Palestinian Islamic Jihad is concocting in retaliation.
In a video over the weekend, the ‘Israeli' occupation army warned the commanders of Islamic Jihad that any attempt to attack the Zionist regime in retaliation to its destruction last month of a tunnel the resistance movement dug from the Gaza Strip to the occupied territories would be met with great force.
Fourteen people were martyred in the tunnel's collapse, most of them Islamic Jihad fighters.
"It is playing with fire on the backs of residents of the Gaza Strip, and at the expense of the internal Palestinian reconciliation and the entire region," said the Arabic-language video posted by the army's coordinator of government activities in the territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai.
"Just to be clear, ‘Israel' will respond forcefully and resolutely to any Islamic Jihad reaction whatsoever - not just against Jihad, but also against Hamas," the video concluded.
"We advise Islamic Jihad's leadership in Damascus to exercise caution and keep things under control. Palestinian Islamic Jihad's headquarters in Damascus and the organization's leaders, Ramadan Shalah and Ziad Nakhala, you had better take things into your own hands quickly, because you're the ones who will bear the responsibility."
The clip was posted in the wake of an intelligence assessment that concluded the organization has not abandoned its intention to conduct a retaliation.
Meanwhile, the Zionist army deployed Iron Dome antimissile batteries in the south immediately after the tunnel's destruction and took other military measures.
Source: Haaretz, Edited by website team