Israel on Friday killed at least eight Palestinians, including a five-year-old child and a commander of the al-Quds Brigades in the latest air raids on Palestine’s Gaza strip. The Israeli army said it was targeting the Islamic Jihad in the operation dubbed “Breaking Dawn”.
Taiseer al-Jabari, the Islamic Jihad northern division leader, was killed in airstrikes that hit multiple locations in Gaza.
At least 44 people were wounded, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
The attacks hit three different areas: Khan Yunis in the south of the strip, Shujaiya in the north, and a residential building in central Gaza.
In a statement, the Islamic Jihad said: “The enemy has begun a war targeting our people, and we all have the duty to defend ourselves and our people, and not allow the enemy to get away with its actions which are aimed at undermining the resistance and national steadfastness.”