IDF says it killed Islamic Jihad operative who Doctors Without Borders named as a staffer

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

A Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative involved in developing the terror group’s missiles was killed in an airstrike earlier today, the military says.

Fadi Jihad Muhammad al-Wadiya was targeted in a drone strike in Gaza City, the IDF says.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, reported this morning that al-Wadiya was one of its staffers. The organization said in a post on X that al-Wadiya was killed along with 5 other people, among them three children, while riding his bicycle to the MSF clinic where he worked.

Al-Wadiya was involved in “the development and advancement of the organization’s missile array,” the military says.

The IDF says he was also a “source of knowledge” within the Islamic Jihad, in the fields of electronics and chemistry.

It publishes footage of the strike.

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