Mon, 21 Jun 2021

GAZA - An Israeli air strike killed a top commander with the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza on Monday, the Israeli military and a source in the group said.

The killing of Hussam Abu Harbeed, Islamic Jihad's northern division commander, was likely to draw a fierce response from the militant group as Israel's fighting also rages on with the enclave's Islamist rulers Hamas.

Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant Members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group take part in the funeral of comrades in Gaza City, on 25 August 2020.AFP PHOTO: Mahmud Hams/AFP

In a statement confirming it had killed Harbeed, the Israeli military said he "was behind several anti-tank missile terror attacks against Israeli civilians".

The military said those attacks included one on the first day of the current round of fighting that it said had injured a civilian in Israel.

Harbeed had been a commander with Islamic Jihad for 15 years, the military said.

Source: News24

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