IDF officer: Islamic Jihad hit hard, trying to save face

March 12, 2012 18:45

Israel interpreted Monday's escalation in rocket fire as part of an Islamic Jihad attempt to end the current round of fighting with a success.

A senior IDF intelligence officer said that the terrorist group was currently focused on "saving face" and creating a "victory image" with which it will be able to claim that it defeated the IDF. In reality though, the officer said, Islamic Jihad has suffered heavy losses throughout the four days of fighting including close to 20 dead operatives as well as extensive damage to its terrorist infrastructure.

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