19-01-2020 12:24 PM Jerusalem Timing

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ready to Hit Tel Aviv

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ready to Hit Tel Aviv

The Gaza-based Islamic Jihad assured Friday that it has weapons that can reach Tel Aviv.

The Gaza-based Islamic Jihad assured Friday that it has weapons that can reach Tel Aviv.

A member of the group's armed wing the Al-Quds Brigades assured in an interview with AFP that the group was ready to expand the reach of its rocket fire beyond the Israeli settlement of Ashdod, which lies some 35 kilometres (20 miles) outside Gaza.

The group member, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Ibrahim, said: “If the occupation targets any leader of any Palestinian group whatsoever or any citizen, the Brigades will respond with force and expand the reach of the response beyond Ashdod.”

The Al-Quds Brigades has been firing rockets at the occupied territories in response to Israel’s constant attacks against the Gaza Strip for a week now.

“The enemy is aware of the range that the Brigades rockets can reach," Abu Ibrahim said, adding that “the Al-Quds Brigades possessed many thousands of rockets.”