Israel warns jihadists that they are ‘playing with fire’ if they retaliate for tunnel destruction

Israel has issued a rare public warning to Islamic Jihad that it will be “playing with fire” if it retaliates for the destruction of a tunnel which killed 14 of its members two weeks ago.

An Arabic video was posted by the army’s coordinator of government activities in the territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, containing a direct and blunt warning to the jihadists, the Israeli paper Haaretz reported.

“We’re aware of the plot that Palestinian Islamic Jihad is concocting against Israel,” the video said.