Army says they targeted the specific room where Islamic Jihad leader slept

Senior military officials says they managed to target the specific room where Baha Abu al-Ata, a senior Islamic Jihad leader was sleeping, and did not destroy the entire building, Israel radio reports.

Palestinians say that Al-ata and his wife were killed in the strike on the building in the Shejaiya area of Gaza City.

The official tells Israel Radio that they had specific information on his location and managed to avoid casualties to bystanders.

The official says this was a one-time operation to get al-Ata, who was responsible for firing dozens of rockets at Israel in recent weeks, and not a return to Israel’s policy of targeted killings.

Palestinians inspect the damaged house of Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu Al-Ata afther an Israeli attack in Gaza city, on November 12, 2019.(Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure:
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.