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.
CNN’s Kareem Khadder and Talal Abu-Rahma in Gaza contributed to this report.