Reuters: Six Islamic Jihad leaders have been killed since Tuesday by Israeli forces

Eyad Al-Hasani is the sixth leader of Islamic Jihad to be killed in the Israeli military operation that began on Tuesday. The Israeli army said it had attacked 254 targets associated with the jihadist organization as of Friday afternoon.

Eyad Al-Hasani was killed on Friday by Israeli rocket fire in the Gaza Strip, Reuters reported. According to the I24 portal, he was wanted by the authorities Israel for 20 years.

He is the sixth leader of Islamic Jihad to be killed in the Israeli military operation Shield and Arrow, which began on Tuesday.

Palestinians have fired nearly 1,000 rockets at Israel since the clashes began on Tuesday morning. For the first time, some of them were aimed at Jerusalem, Reuters reported, citing sources in the Israeli military.

Smoke over Gaza after Israeli shelling PAP/EPA/HAITHAM IMAD

Israeli strikes target the leaders and infrastructure of Islamic Jihad, the second armed group in the Palestinian Gaza Strip after Hamas. Islamic Jihad opposes coexistence with the Jewish state: its goal is to destroy Israel militarily and establish an Islamic state in its place.

So far, Hamas has not participated in the current clashes, and the Israeli side has emphatically declared that the goal of “Shield and Arrow” is exclusively Islamic Jihad.

Israel attacks Islamic Jihad targets

As of Friday afternoon, 33 people had been killed in the Gaza Strip, both by Israeli rocket strikes and, according to Israeli military sources, by their own. The Israelis claim that at least four people have been killed in the Gaza Strip as a result of this. On the Israeli side, one person was killed on Thursday when a rocket hit an apartment in the suburbs of Tel Aviv.

The Israeli army said it had attacked 254 Islamic Jihad-related targets as of Friday afternoon. 973 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip, of which the Israeli Iron Dome air defense system downed 296. 181 Palestinian rockets missed their targets in Israel and landed in the Gaza Strip.

Islamic Jihad halts rocket attacks on Thursday night, raising hopes for success EgyptKataru i UNwhich are trying to bring about a truce between the warring parties. On Friday, local media reported that Egypt had sent a new ceasefire proposal.

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2023-05-13 06:40:00

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