IDF kills commander of Islamic Jihad’s rocket forces in Gaza

The IDF says an airstrike in the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza eliminated another top commander of the Islamic Jihad terror group, after a surprise strike killed three leaders of the organization on Tuesday morning.

“IDF warplanes attacked and eliminated Ali Ghali, commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s rocket force in the Gaza Strip, while he was in a safe house in Khan Younis. According to reports, the attack killed two other PIJ operatives who were with him,” the IDF says in a statement.

“Ghali was responsible for directing and carrying out rocket fire at Israeli territory, including the recent barrages during operation ‘Shield and Arrow,’” the statement says, referring to Israel’s name for this week’s Gaza operation.

“Ghali was considered a central figure in the organization and dealt with its management,” the IDF says.

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