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‘We Are All Behind You’: Opposition Gives Its Blessing to Jenin Military Operation

Lawmakers from the coalition and opposition threw their support Monday, July 3, behind the major military operation launched early in the morning against terror infrastructure in the West Bank city of Jenin.

Opposition leader Yair Lapid tweeted his support for the operation and for IDF troops on the ground, writing: “We are all behind you. This is a justified action against terrorist infrastructure,” he said, adding that he supported actions “against terrorist infrastructures and the attempts to build missile production systems in Jenin with Iranian assistance.”

National Unity party leader Benny Gantz, also of the opposition, said: “We are all one front against terror.” Gantz’s No. 2 Gideon Sa’ar wrote: “The entire nation is behind the campaign against the terrorists.”

In the US, Israeli Ambassador Mike Herzog tweeted overnight: “Over the past two years, Jenin has become a major hub of terrorism and an Iranian stronghold close to Israeli population centers. Most of the terror attacks against Israelis originated from Jenin. No nation would sit idly by as terrorists strike its citizens.”

IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said that since last year, some 50 shooting attacks were carried out by residents of the area, and 19 wanted Palestinians escaped to Jenin to seek refuge there from Israeli forces. (TOI / VFI News)

“The Lord protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.” - Psalm 41:2