IDF: Deputy head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s propaganda unit killed in Gaza airstrike

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF and Shin Bet security agency say the deputy head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s propaganda unit was killed in an airstrike yesterday in the Gaza Strip.

According to the IDF and Shin Bet, Wael Abu Fanounah was responsible for publishing the terror group’s videos, including those of rocket fire at Israel, and creating propaganda videos of hostages.

It says Abu Fanounah previously held other senior positions in Islamic Jihad, including being the assistant to Khalil Bahtini, the terror group’s commander in northern Gaza.

Meanwhile, in the central Gaza Strip, the IDF says reservists of the 179th Brigade located a cache of weapons in a building after RPGs were fired at troops from the area.

In northern Gaza, the IDF says reservists of the 5th Brigade battled and killed several Hamas gunmen during several engagements, including using tank shelling and calling in airstrikes.

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