Islamic Jihad: We Prefer to Attack from West Bank

Senior terrorist explains that terror from Gaza is a problem because of temporary ceasefire with Israel, Judea Samaria better launchpad.

Dalit Halevy ,

Islamic Jihad terrorists
Islamic Jihad terrorists
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Judea and Samaria, widely known under the misnomer "West Bank," are the preferred locations from which to launch terror attacks on Israel, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad terror organization has explained to the news agency.

The reasons for preferring Judea and Samaria to Gaza are that there is a temporary ceasefire between the terrorists in Gaza and Israel, and that Judea and Samaria are closer to the center of Israel, terrorist Hader Habib explained.

"The Zionist enemy is bound by the lull agreement to remove the blockade from Gaza and open up the passages, to allow in building materials for rebuilding the (Gaza) Strip, especially after the huge and unprecedented destruction caused in the last war,” he said.

Habib added that the “struggle” in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem is encountering great difficulties because of the preventive actions being taken by Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), which for the time being has security coordination with Israel.

He claimed that while Palestinian Arab terror organizations were slow to claim responsibility for the latest terror acts, this was due to “security considerations” and in order to avoid tension with the PA – and should not be seen as a sign of weakness.