Israeli UN Ambassador Defends Attacks Against Palestinian Islamic Jihad

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Israeli ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan said that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has no social or political aspirations because their only goal is to annihilate Israel and replace it with an Islamist state. Erdan made these remarks defending IDF’s military operation against PIJ’s military installations over the weekend. The ambassador said PIJ launched 11,000 rockets against Israeli civilian targets, but 200 backfired and landed in Gaza causing civilian fatalities.