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Israeli airstrike targets terror operatives in Gaza

Story highlights

  • Israeli military confirms an airstrike hitting a target
  • Military was targeting terror operatives in Gaza, Israel Defense Forces says
  • Two people are killed and three injured, Palestinian security sources say
An Israeli airstrike Saturday killed two members of a Palestinian resistance committee in northern Gaza, according to Palestinian security sources.
Three others were wounded in the strike in Jabaliya, the sources said.
One of those killed was Hisham Al-Saidni (also known as Abu Walid al-Masri), head of the Salafists in Gaza and Sinai, which is known as Majlis Shura Al-Mujahideen, the Hamas security media office said.
He was targeted while he was riding a motorcycle in Jabaliya north of Gaza City, the Hamas security media office said.
An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the airstrike.
In a statement, the Israel Defense Forces said the aircraft targeted "terror operatives of the Hashora Council of the Mujahideen, a Gaza-based Global Jihad affiliate."
Ashraf al-Qidra, a spokesman for the Hamas health ministry in Gaza, said one of the bodies was decapitated in the strike. A civilian and 10-year-old child were also injured, he said.