In a first response to IDF strikes against Gaza in which a top Islamic Jihad member was killed, the Iranian-backed terrorist group said on Friday that “the enemy has started a war targeting our people.”
The group said in a statement that the Palestinians won’t allow Israel to implement its policies that are “aimed at undermining the resistance.”
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Ziyad al-Nakhalah, in a first comment, said: “We are heading to battle, and there is no truce after this airstrike. The results of this war will be in favor of the Palestinian people. The enemy should expect a battle, not a truce.”
"We are heading to battle, and there is no truce after this airstrike. The results of this war will be in favor of the Palestinian people. The enemy should expect a battle, not a truce."Ziad al-Nakhalah
Nakhalah, who is based in Damascus, said that Tel Aviv will be “one of the targets of the resistance’s missiles, and the coming hours will prove to the enemy that all the forces of the resistance are one.”
Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum threatened that all the armed groups in the Gaza Strip will respond to the Israeli military strikes.
“The resistance, with all its military arms and factions, is united in this battle and will say its word with full force,” Barhoum said. “It is no longer possible to accept the continuation of this situation as it is.”