Israel Kills Top Palestinian Militant, Baha Abu al-Ata In Gaza
An Israeli air strike has killed a senior commander of the militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza.
PIJ said Baha Abu al-Ata died along with his wife when a missile hit their home.
Israel’s prime minister said Abu al-Ata was a “ticking bomb” who was planning to carry out attacks on the country.
At least 70 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since the killing, which PIJ has vowed to avenge.
according to the Barzilai Medical Center in the city of Ashkelon, Seventeen Israelis have been lightly wounded in rocket attacks across the south.
Medics said an eight-year-old girl was also in a serious condition after collapsing as her family rushed towards a bomb shelter when an air raid siren sounded in Holon, south of Tel Aviv.
PIJ, which is backed by Iran, has its headquarters in Damascus and is one of the strongest militant groups in Gaza.
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