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Joint Statement by PM Lapid and Defense Minister Gantz

Israel - Prime Minister's Office

05.08.2022

A short while ago, the IDF struck Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip, The goal of this operation is the elimination of a concrete threat against the citizens of Israel and the civilians living adjacent to the Gaza Strip, as well as the targeting of terrorists and their sponsors. The IDF is acting in operational coordination with the ISA and intelligence bodies.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid:

"The Israeli government will not allow terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip to set the agenda in the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip and threaten the citizens of the State of Israel. Anyone who tries to harm Israel should know: we will find you.

The security forces will act against Islamic Jihad terrorists to eliminate the threat they pose to the citizens of Israel."

Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz:

"The goal is to protect the State of Israel and the citizens of Israel - we will not allow anyone to threaten or harm the citizens of Israel. Whoever tries to do so - will get hurt."

In the wake of the IDF operation in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Lapid will be holding a security situation assessment, together with Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz, at 18:30 at the Kirya in Tel Aviv.



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