IDF deploys Iron Dome, raises alert amid Gaza terror threat

Fatah supporters wave the party flag as they take part in a rally in Gaza City

Prime Minister Netanyahu also warned the various terrorist groups against attacking Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed the anti-missile systems had been installed in central Israel, but would not elaborate on their exact location, citing army policy. We advise the Islamic Jihad leadership in Damascus to exercise caution and to take control of the situation.

The arrest comes is tension between Israel and the Islamic Jihad are high.

"There are those who still amuse themselves these days by trying to renew attacks against Israel", Netanyahu remarked at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday.

Tareq Ka'adan, a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organization was arrested late Sunday night by the IDF, according to Galei Tzahal radio.

The Israeli army's coordinator went on to say in his video: "Just to be clear, Israel will respond forcefully and resolutely to any Islamic Jihad reaction whatsoever - not just against Jihad, but also against Hamas".

"We reaffirm our right to respond to any aggression, including our right to respond to the crime of aggression on the resistance tunnel", the terror group's statement said.

Two weeks after the tunnel was destroyed, the IDF understands that Islamic Jihad intends to respond, and it is likely that it will prefer to carry out an attack on the border - and perhaps even fire at sovereign Israel. He has previously served time in Israeli prisons for terror offenses.

The bodies of five terrorists who were working on the tunnel inside Israeli territory were recovered by the IDF, the army said. Twelve Hamas and PIJ fighters, including senior military commanders, were killed in the subsequent explosions in the tunnel.

"It is playing with fire on the backs of residents of the Gaza Strip, and at the expense of the internal Palestinian reconciliation and the entire region", it added.

"Our account with them will not be closed except with a response", he said.

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