Is Gaza Islamic Jihad Tired of “Winning” Yet? Holds “Victory” Parades After Senior Leadership Wiped Out
Celebrating despite clear and substantial losses to Israel is a continuing Palestinian terrorist theme.
After Israel agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire late Saturday evening, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and its supporters held ‘victory’ parades in Gaza.
On Saturday night, hundreds of Gazans, mostly young men, can be seen waving the flags of Islamic Jihad, Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups. Crowds chanted “Allahu Akbar” and motorists joined the triumphant precession which marks the end of a 5-day long Israeli counter-terrorism operation, the videos circulating on social media show.
GAZA: Last night, Palestinians in support of Islamic Jihad and the Al-Quds Brigades took to the streets to celebrate the end of Operation Revenge of the Free. pic.twitter.com/cqoF8li9uc
— Hamdah Salhut (@hamdahsalhut) May 14, 2023
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched operation “Shield and Arrow” on Tuesday after days of relentless rocket fire from Hamas and PIJ-controlled Gaza. A 82-year-old Israeli woman and a Palestinian agriculture worker were killed as hundreds of rockets rained down on Israel everyday.
The IDF responded to rocket fire by targeting Gaza launch sites and the leadership of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group. “During the operation, Israel dramatically struck hundreds of Islamic Jihad targets, and killed 23 of the terrorist organization’s operatives, among them six senior commanders,” the Israeli TV channel i24NEWS reported Sunday.
PIJ violates ceasefire, fires rocket at Israel
On Sunday afternoon, the Islamic Jihad violated the ceasefire, firing a rocket into southern Israel.
“The Israel Defense Forces says one rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at the southern coastal city of Ashkelon,” The Times of Israel reported. “The military says the rocket landed in an open area, without causing any damage or injuries.”
Earlier today, Israeli military vowed to respond to any ceasefire breach. “Calm and stability will be met with calm and stability.* Israel reserves the right to act if it is threatened or attacked, and will continue to do anything necessary to protect itself,” the IDF said in a statement.
Islamic Jihad is declaring "victory."
Here is exactly what they accomplished over the past week: they killed six civilians, five of whom were Gaza residents, three of whom were children. The other was an 80 year old Jewish woman.
And not one human rights group condemned them. pic.twitter.com/nvrY1YJKN6
— Elder of Ziyon 🇮🇱 (@elderofziyon) May 14, 2023
The jihad-supporting crowd didn’t mind the fact that a significant number of PIJ rockets bound for Israel landed inside Gaza, killing Palestinians. The ABC News noted Saturday that out of 1200 missiles fired at Israel “about a quarter of the rockets were misfired and landed in Gaza, while most of the rest were either intercepted or landed in open areas.”
More of last night's victory celebrations in Gaza. The green banners are Hamas, the black banners are Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the yellow is Fatah. #TheGazaYouDontSeehttps://t.co/zb0RVruXrR
Palestine Palestinians https://t.co/s5JMITaq4j pic.twitter.com/UIxloVWNsP
— Imshin (@imshin) May 14, 2023
The Israeli military declared in a statement on Sunday that the “operation has achieved its objectives.” The PIJ’s “top leadership in the Gaza Strip was eliminated,” the IDF said in a press release obtained by the Legal Insurrection.
The IDF statement further disclosed:
[W]e struck at the terrorist leaders and their replacements. In a joint IDF-ISA action, six of the senior Islamic Jihad leaders in the Gaza Strip were eliminated. These officials were responsible for terrorist attacks and the launching of hundreds of rockets at the Israeli home front.
Their command and control centers were attacked, alongside positions and rocket and weaponry production and storage sites.
I presume that with an attitude that they have "won" and declare a "victory" and celebate, there's no way any rational suggestion will suceed in Gaza. pic.twitter.com/oPztPL6FKs
— Yisrael Medad (@ymedad) May 13, 2023
Netanyahu: ‘We eliminated Islamic Jihad’s entire top brass’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the Israeli military and secutiry forces for conducting a successful operation that resulted in the elimination of several Islamic Jihad commanders, including those directly responsible for carrying out rocket attacks on Israel.
The Times of Israel reported Israeli prime minister’s remarks:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed the performance of Israel’s security forces during the recent conflict with a terror group in the Gaza Strip, saying they heeded his directives to take the initiative and surprise Israel’s enemies.
“The instruction I gave together with the defense minister to the IDF and the Shin Bet could be summed up in two words: ‘Initiative’ and ‘surprise,’” Netanyahu said during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, in his first public comments since the ceasefire came into effect the previous night.
“Yesterday I congratulated the IDF chief of staff and the head of the Shin Bet and said the following two words: ‘Well done,’” he said, switching to English for the words of praise.
“The performance was indeed perfect. With complete surprise and continuous initiative, we eliminated Islamic Jihad’s entire top brass in Gaza, destroyed 17 Islamic Jihad command centers, eliminated dozens of terrorists, struck missile storage sites, took out anti-tank squads and more,” Netanyahu said.
Report: Biden pushed for ceasefire
According to some media reports, President Joe Biden has been urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to wind down the military operation against the Islamic Jihad. The left-wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Thursday that the “Biden administration is signaling to Israel to reach a ceasefire and end its ongoing operation in the Gaza Strip.”
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Dotard-marionette, Biden and the rest of the vile and morally wretched Dhimmi-crats, pushing for a ceasefire — what a surprise. We can’t have Israel killing goose-stepping, supremacist and belligerent Muslim terrorists, now, can we?
It’s always the same thing. Israel has to defend itself by going after militants and the the US president tells them to stop while making security promises off-camera. Israel eventually gives in and then the Arabs do it again.
please tell me again:
why did Israel give Gaza to the “Palestinians”?
which Israeli leader was it who “gave” Gaza to the “Palestinians”?
what was Israel supposed to get in return?
In a nut shell: Answers to your unknowns.
Q. [W]hy did Israel give Gaza to the “Palestinians”?
A, Maybe the Israelis thought the Muslims would take better care of the Gaza greenhouses,
Celebrating defeat as victory.
The stupidity of Islam is only exceeded by its cruelty.
Try to interest them in a hat trick.
After Israel agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire late Saturday evening . . .
Great Maker, I guess after decades of ceasefires and accords Israel still hasn’t learned its lessons. That the only way that they will ever have peace is if they eliminate the arab terrorists that threaten them. And that means not accepting any bogus ceasefires which will be quickly and inevitably violated by Hamas the moment they have rearmed with more missiles and weapons of destruction.
Instead of standing down, Israel needs to double down on their efforts to eliminate the arab terrorists and end this decades long farce that arabs can coexist peacefully alongside Israel. They can’t. They won’t. So Israel needs to end it now.
no matter what sort of “nuclear deal” fjb and his handlers broker (with or without congressional support), the israelis are there–THEY will assure that iran will never have nukes
At some point, the crazed, psychotic genocidal Islamonazis of Gaza are going to have to be dealt with.
They live only to kill Jews. To them it is a battle to the death, and the only way this will be solved is obliterating Gaza (and South Lebanon as it involves Hezbollah).
At some point soon, Iran will give them chemical weapons, and Israel will have no choice but to go nuclear.
If (when?) Iran gives them chemical weapons, we can watch what happens in Gaza when the wind changes directions. The effects of Sarin aren’t pretty.
Palis: Bizarre people who never miss an opportunity…to miss an opportunity.
RE: Report: Biden pushed for ceasefire
Mr. 10% is a hypocrite.
Instead of getting a Ukraine ceasefire, he demands Putin gets overthrown.
Biden is personally responsible for the destruction, deaths. and disabled.
Biden is evil!
Israel should have rained on their parade with a few missiles. They’re all terrorists or potential future terrorists anyway.