Islamic Jihad chief: commanders killed because they carried their cell phones

A picture shows a building housing the apartment (top floor) of an Islamic Jihad leader, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis, early on May 11, 2023. (Said Khatib/AFP)
A picture shows a building housing the apartment (top floor) of an Islamic Jihad leader, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis, early on May 11, 2023. (Said Khatib/AFP)

Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad al-Nakhalah says that Israel managed to kill several top commanders in the terror group because they became “complacent” and carried their cell phones with them.

“Our brothers failed in assessing the situation and the abilities of the enemy to track their communication devices. All our brothers who were martyred had cellular telephones,” al-Nakhalah says in an interview with a Palestinian-American newspaper.

Israeli killed 18 Islamic Jihad operatives, including 6 top leaders, in a series of strikes during the recent “Shield and Arrow” operation in response to the terror group launching hundreds of rockets at Israel.

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