”Palestinian Islamic Jihad is trying to perpetrate a series of attacks on Israel in the next few hours or days”, warned unnamed IDF officers to Israel’s channel 14 television program. ”The objective of the terrorists would be to spoil the important progress that has been made towards an understanding of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, through the mediation of Egypt and the UN.” the sources said.
Israeli security officials have detected unusual activity by members of the military wing of Islamic Jihad in various locations along the Israel-Gaza border fence in the past few hours. The attack could include the launching of missiles made in Russia against Israeli targets. Possibly the placing of explosive charges on the border fence in the attempt to break through perpetrate a large scale.
According to reports, Hamas is not involved in these activities. IDF sources say the order to perpetrate the attack was transmitted from the Beirut,office of the leader of the Islamic Jihad, Ziad Nahla, to the military wing of the group in Gaza
It has not been fully clarified why Islamic Jihad is interested in bringing about the collapse of the agreement with Israel, which is being negotiated through the Egyptian intelligence officers. It is possible that this is in the organization’s way of expressing dissatisfaction, or it could be a directive from Iran, which funds the Islamic Jihad, with the aim of destroying the agreement. Military sources have pointed to Islamic Jihad as responsible for the launch of the six rockets fired at Israeli communities near Gaza last Saturday night.
The Islamic Jihad denied the IDF Accusations. “These reports are not true,” the Islamic terrorist group said in a statement. Negotiations to reach a long term cease fire between Israel and Hamas, are still being conducted by Egyptian General Ahmed Abdel Khalek, and Bugarian UN envoy for the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov. They met with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh at his home in the Shati refugee camp.
Hamas’s negotiator is being led Yahya Sinwar the terrorist group’s leader in Gaza, while on the Israeli negotiator is being led by Meir Ben-Shabat, the head of the National Security Council. In the framework of the negotiations, Israel has reopened the two border crossings with the Gaza Strip, Erez and Kerem Shalom.
SOURCE: JERUSALEM ONLINE