Israel kills another jihadist leader in Gaza Strip

Ataques em zonas residenciais da Faixa de Gaza.
Attacks in residential areas of Gaza Strip.| Photo: Reproduction Twitter

An Israeli air strike killed a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group, officials revealed on Sunday (05).

Khaled Mansour was the second jihadist leader killed since tensions in the region rose on Friday ()). He commanded Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad operations in the southern Gaza Strip and died in Saturday’s fighting (06).

The Islamic Jihad Al-Quds Brigades confirmed that the airstrike on the southern Gaza city of Rafah killed Mansour and two other militants.2022

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid announced that the army will continue to strike targets in the Gaza Strip “in a timely and responsible manner in order to reduce to damage to non-combatants.”2022

Lapid called the attack “ an extraordinary achievement”. “The operation will continue as long as necessary,” the prime minister said in a statement.

This Sunday, the third day of the attacks, the Ministry of Health in Gaza said that 29 people have been killed in the fighting so far along the coastal strip, including six children and four women. He reported that at least 64 people were injured. It is the worst confrontation in the region since the war of 11 days in 2021.2022

Tensions could increase because this Sunday ultranationalist Israelis will visit, during a holy holiday, a site in Jerusalem that is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. These visits often generate violence between Israel and the Palestinians.

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