A spokesman for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Military Wing warned there will be more attacks in Israel and abroad, adding the violence so far is “only a tiny example of the horrors that await you.” The warning comes after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel over the weekend, killing 1,200 people – primarily civilians – and wounding thousands more.
According to a translation by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the Palestinian Islamic Jihad spokesman warned the “impending nightmare will destroy your dreams.”
“We, at the Al-Quds Brigades and the Palestinian resistance announce on the fifth day of the heroic Operation Al-Aqsa Flood that the war is no longer limited to Gaza alone,” the spokesman said in a video shared on Twitter. “The enemy has already witnessed our active resistance in the West Bank, which might expand soon into the (pre-1967) occupied areas, and other places, according to developments on the ground.”
“You Zionist lowlifes, the fire is spreading. What you witnessed in the village of Duheira in south Lebanon, the ferocious killing of your officers and brigade commanders, is only a tiny example of the horrors that await you, and the impending nightmare that will destroy your dreams,” he continued.
“Oh Zionists, what you do not know is what we have prepared for you outside of Palestine, as well as inside Palestine,” the spokesman added. “What you saw in the Gaza Envelope, you will see in other places, Allah willing.”
Al-Jazeera Network Qatar first aired the Palestinian Islamic Jihad spokesman’s audio-recorded message.
The warning comes after a leader and founding member of Hamas, Khalid Mashal, reportedly called for a global Jihad on Tuesday, asking Muslims around the world to target the people of Israel on Friday, Oct. 13.
“He said: This is the time for Jihad to be applied on the ground rather than just in theory. He asked the Mujahedeen to go in long caravans to spell their blood on the land of Palestine,” according to a translation and analysis of the video by author Rachid Hammami.