The Israeli Army admitted on Friday that it had killed ‘number two’ of the propaganda branch of Islamic Jihad in bombings held on Thursday against Gaza Strip within the framework of the offensive launched against the enclave after the attacks carried out on October 7 by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).
Thus, he pointed out that The man, identified as Uael abú Fanuná, is an “assistant” of Khalil Bahatinia commander of the armed group in northern Gaza, after which in 2017 “he was promoted to the position of deputy director of the organization’s information system.”
“Abu Fanun is responsible for publishing videos of the terrorist organization about shooting (projectiles) against the territory of Israel and to create and distribute content about the hostages (kidnapped during the October 7 attack), as part of the psychological warfare of Gaza organizations against Israeli residents,” he continued.
Likewise, it emphasized in a statement published on its website that In the last 24 hours, “precision attacks” have been carried out against these groups in Gaza and specified that “several armed terrorists” had been “eliminated” in “confrontations” north of the Strip.
Besides, confirmed the death of a soldier wounded on October 17 during “fighting in the southern Gaza Strip”, bringing the number of soldiers killed in combat since the start of the offensive to about 195. The deceased was identified as Ori Gerby from the reconnaissance unit of the GivatiBrigade.
The Israeli Army launched its offensive against the Palestinian enclave following attacks by Hamas, which left around 1,200 dead and nearly 240 kidnapped. The authorities of the enclave, which is controlled by the Islamist group, are currently criticizing more than 24,600 Palestinians who died in the Israeli offensive where 360 deaths were added to security force operations and attacks on settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.