The IAF took to wiping out some of them
. Note however that there appears to be an incitement tactic against Israel in this:
TEL AVIV—Israel launched multiple air attacks over the weekend against Gaza militant groups, killing at least five and escalating violence as part of an effort to pursue al Qaeda-inspired Salafi operatives, which the Jewish state accuses of launching attacks from Gaza and Egypt's Sinai Desert.
Does it sound like the WSJ is implying that Israel is the one "escalating violence" rather than the terrorists themselves? Well, that figures they'd do that.
Israel's army said on Sunday that it targeted a militant squad in central Gaza that was on the verge of launching a rocket into Israel. A day earlier, Israeli forces killed Hisham Saidani, who was the founder of a Salafi underground group in Gaza that the Israeli army said was responsible for killing two soldiers in 2009, launching rockets and was planning a new Sinai attack.
The spread of Salafi militants in the Gaza Strip poses a challenge not only to Israel but also to Hamas, which must strike a balance between observing an informal truce with Israel in order to build up Gaza's economy, and not appearing vulnerable to accusations that it is no longer at the forefront of the fight against the Jewish state.
Mr. Saidani, who was accused by Israel of trying to spread in Gaza the teachings of radical jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda, had spent two years in Hamas's prisons before being released in August. Hamas had accused him of kidnapping Italian pro-Palestinian activist Vettorio Arrigoni in 2011.
"Global jihad is stepping up its efforts to attack us and we will continue to act against it with strength and aggression, both through retaliation and through pre-emptive strikes,'' said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of his weekly cabinet meeting.
What truce have they ever had? That too is an outright lie, and a telling sign of the WSJ's own dhimmitude.
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