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Islamic Jihad Threatens Tel Aviv if Gaza Violence Doesn’t Stop - Reports

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A general view taken shows buildings in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv - Sputnik International
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The Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad has threatened to carry out bombing attacks on Tel Aviv if Israel continues its aggression against the Gaza Strip.

Islamic Jihad spokesperson Daoud Shihab said Wednesday that the movement will conduct terror attacks in Tel Aviv if Israel continues its aggression towards people in the besieged city of Gaza, PressTV reports.

"We have the ability to carry out such a thing. We have nothing to lose. No one will then have the right to hold us responsible for the escalation. At that time, Netanyahu will not be able to continue with his deception to justify his failures," Shihab said, according to PressTV.

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According to the website, Shihab said that Israel wants a military confrontation with Palestinians in order to get out of an "impasse" it found itself in after the Great March of Return protests that have been going on since March 30 near the Gaza-Israel border fence.

Shihab also said that recent Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are a sign of the Tel Aviv regime's "defeat, failure and helplessness in the face of the voice of truth."

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli fighter jets destroyed a Palestinian ship in Gaza's port that was supposed to welcome an international freedom flotilla seeking to break the decade-long Israeli blockade on the Gazan coast. The United Nations has long called the blockade illegal. The four ships departed from Copenhagen on May 30 and their journey is expected to take more than two months.

PressTV also quotes local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, who said Israeli airstrikes also targeted a Hamas military facility in the north of Gaza. There were no reports of casualties in either attack.

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