Explosives threat made way from West Bank to the heart of 'Tel Aviv'
Israeli media are warning that Resistance operations using IEDs have expanded beyond the occupied West Bank and have become a threat at the entity's center.
The confrontation between the Israeli occupation and Palestinians has gone to a new level and is no longer limited to explosive devices targeting Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank alone but has now extended to the center of "Tel Aviv", Israeli media said on Friday.
Earlier today, military affairs analyst at the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth Yossi Yehoshua reported that an explosive device was detonated in the "Yarkon" park in "Tel Aviv", adding that the security and military establishments warned that Palestinian threats "are serious".
Yehoshua also noted that Israeli occupation forces arrested Palestinians today holding blue ID cards who work in Yafa and live near occupied Al-Quds, accusing them of planting the explosive device.
Hours after the explosion, Israeli police closed a portion of Route 431 near the city of Ramle after suspecting a car was carrying explosives. However, Shin Bet later confirmed that no explosive devices were found in the vehicle.
Around 5,000 Israeli officers were deployed across the entity in anticipation of Palestinian Resistance operations that might take place during the Jewish holidays.
This year's event will occur against the background of over 200 potential security threats already on the radar of the Shin Bet, a military affairs expert for the Israeli Channel 13 said yesterday. Alon Ben David also warned that "Yom Kippur" will be celebrated by Israeli settlers this year amid an unprecedented social divide and significant security tensions.
A substantial portion of these alerts warn of possible kidnapping operations carried out by Palestinian Resistance groups in the occupied West Bank that target Israeli occupation forces or settlers, he added.
Earlier, Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz underscored the gravity of the current security situation, describing it as the most dangerous since the "Yom Kippur War" (the October 1973 War).