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  12/7/2012, Kislev 23, 5773

Report: Israel Threatened to Kill Islamic Jihad Leader

Israel threatened to assassinate the leader of Islamic Jihad if he enters Gaza, causing the party to reconsider his upcoming visit, sources said Thursday, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.

Egyptian authorities told Islamic Jihad that Israel rejected the visit and would target leader Ramadan Shalah and his deputy Ziad Nakhla if they went into Gaza, sources close to the discussions told Ma'an.