IDF Reveals: Islamic Jihad Tried To Launch Drone At Israeli Gas Rig

Tamar gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo: Albatross Aerial Photography); An Iron Dome interceptor missile is fired during Operation Breaking Dawn. (Photo: IDF spokesperson)

The IDF revealed on Tuesday that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group tried to launch drones toward Israel’s Tamar gas rig during Operation Breaking Dawn.

In response, Israel increased protective measures of the offshore gas rig, which is situated 14 miles off the coast of Ashkelon in southern Israel.

During Operation Guardian of the Walls last May, the Hamas terror group made multiple attempts to hit the Tamar gas rig, firing dozens of rockets toward it. Baruch Hashem, none of the rockets hit the target, which is protected by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

As a preemptive protective measure, the fuel had been removed from the rig upon the start of the conflict between Hamas and Israel.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)



  1. Islamic Jihad needs to be eliminated completely. I know the progressives in Congress who hate Israel will raise a ruckus. They can meet the same ending as their terrorist idols.

  2. Could someone explain WHY the would paint a flag on the platform to provide an outstanding and highly visible target to any hostile aircraft or drone seeking to zero in.