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Islamic Jihad posts video showing off missiles, bashing Israel

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group posted a video online Wednesday showcasing its missile arsenal and vowing to continue to fire at Israeli cities as the air war between the two sides continued to escalate.

The video shows the group’s fighters preparing and launching missiles from buried launchers, then firing mortar shells toward Israel from within wooded areas. It then cuts to scenes of missiles shooting into the skies in Israel’s direction, with parts of the videos blurred to prevent IDF analysts from determining the locations of the launchers.

In a caption, the group says it is showing salvos of al-Buraq and al-Badr-3 missiles “in response to [Israel’s] wanton aggression.”

In May, Islamic Jihad said it used its new longer range rocket with a 250-kilogram warhead, known as the Badr 3, in its attacks on the coastal city of Ashkelon.

The video came as Israel’s leaders warned they would begin to target the group’s leadership if the rocket fire continued.

Over 350 rockets were fired into Israel throughout Tuesday and Wednesday in response to Israel’s killing before dawn on Tuesday of Islamic Jihad’s commander Baha Abu al-Ata in an airstrike.

Above is the Israeli version 🙂