Israeli forces kill Islamic Jihad subject commander in Gaza strike

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GAZA (Information) – Israeli forces killed Baha Abu Al-Atta, a subject commander for the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, in a predawn strike on his residence within the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, officers on each side mentioned.

At the very least one different particular person, a lady, was additionally killed within the blast that ripped via the constructing in Gaza Metropolis’s Shejaia district, medical officers mentioned. Two others had been wounded.

In an announcement, the Israeli army mentioned Prime Minister and Protection Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had approved the operation towards Al-Atta, accusing him of finishing up a current sequence of cross-border rocket, drone and sniper assaults and planning extra.

Islamic Jihad, in its personal assertion, confirmed Al-Atta’s demise and threatened retaliation towards Israel.

Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Dan Williams; Modifying by Sandra Maler