Israel Launches “Pre-emptive” Airstrikes On Gaza, Vowing To Wipe Out Islamic Jihad | ZeroHedge

Israel is now vowing to take out Islamic Jihad, commencing with fresh air strikes on Gaza Friday. Defense Minister Benny Gantz toured the the IDF’s Southern Command on Friday morning where he threatened more action to come: “To our enemies, and specifically to the leadership of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, I would like to emphasize: your time is up. The threat [on this region] will be removed one way or another.”

The IDF says it's dealt with four straight days of Islamic Jihad incursions, after it's members vowed to avenge Saadi's brutal arrest and detention. The Israeli military has now declared a “special situation” and an initial reported strike Friday afternoon is expected to continue with further attacks on the strip.

“According to Palestinian reports, the attacks are in the Rimal neighborhood in Gaza, in a tower known as the Palestine Tower,” Haaretz reports. “There are reports of smoke coming out of the compound. It is not immediately clear what Israel is targeting.”