Iran pressures Hamas to join response against Israel

YnetNews.com reports: “Following the launch of Operation Shield and Arrow on Tuesday in which Israel killed 3 Palestinian Islamic Jihad Commanders in a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip, Iran is exerting ‘heavy pressure’ on Hamas to respond, according to Iran International, a news outlet associated with the Iranian opposition.

Meanwhile, preparations continue in Israel for an expected response from the Islamic Jihad for the targeted killing of the organization’s top three operatives overnight.

Initially, it was believed that the terrorist organization would respond immediately with rocket fire toward Israel. However, recent updates suggest that the response will likely take place later on Tuesday.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant also instructed the military to be ready to strike at any Palestinian group preparing to launch rockets at Israel…”

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