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Israel sends armed drones over border to curb Islamic Jihad threat

The escalation comes after the IDF arrested one of their senior leaders in the West Bank.
MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images

The Israel Defense Forces has been on high alert in the country's south for the past three days.

In response to Intelligence reports that the Islamic Jihad movement is planning to fire anti-tank missiles or rockets at Israel, the IDF announced early on the morning of Aug. 2 that it was blocking traffic on roads surrounding the Gaza Strip and halting train service from Ashkelon southward.

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