Islamic Jihad leader killed in Israeli air strike
On Tuesday, an Israeli airstrike killed a senior commander of the Gaza Strip Islamic Jihad militant group. Palestinian Health Ministry Officials stated the senior commander was one of ten people killed in the airstrike. In Damascus, the son of Islamic Jihad leader Akram al-Ajouri was also killed by an Israeli airstrike.
According to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, militant Abu al-Ata was responsible for attacks on Israel originating in Gaza over the past several months. The Prime Minister’s Office claims that Abu al-Ata was currently planning other deadly attacks against Israel, potentially including sniper attacks, drone launching, and rocket fire. Al-Ata was killed during an overnight strike against Gaza City, and the total casualties also included his wife Asma Abu al-Ata and four other militants belonging to the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, Quds Brigade.