Palestinian militants launched several thousand rockets toward Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv, after clashes in East Jerusalem in early May led to the worst violence between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in recent years.
As the fragile ceasefire brokered by Egypt last week between israel and Hamas continues to hold, the head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziyad al-Nakhalah has issued a warning.
The Secretary-General of Islamic Jihad spoke on Saturday, echoing earlier statements made by Iranian Generals.
Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force General Esmaeil Qaani spoke at a ceremony in Tehran where he advised that Israelis to “buy back the houses they sold in Europe, America, and elsewhere, before they become expensive”, indicating that it was time they considered leaving Palestinian territories.
The General’s remarks were timed to coincide with the 40th day since the death of deputy Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi and in the wake of the recent 11-day hostilities between israel and Hamas.
According to the general, the “Palestinian resistance” has shown that the “Zionist regime must think of a time when this land is no longer under their control.”
Another top Iranian military chief, the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, rejected Israel’s military threats against Tehran as “nothing but nonsense”.
Hajizadeh claimed that “[even]…