- Title: Israeli forces kill Islamic Jihad field commander in Gaza strike
- Date: 12th November 2019
- Summary: GAZA CITY, GAZA (NOVEMBER 12, 2019) (REUTERS) MILITANTS ARRIVING AT SITE WHERE ISRAELI AIR STRIKE HIT A HOUSE OF FIELD COMMANDER FOR PALESTINIAN MILITANT GROUP ISLAMIC JIHAD MILITANTS FIRING INTO THE AIR, AND ASKING PEOPLE TO MOVE AWAY FROM SITE AMBULANCE PEOPLE GATHERING OUTSIDE HOUSE MAN WALKING/RUBBLE ON ROAD/DAMAGED VEHICLE/DAMAGED BUILDING DAMAGED HOUSE VARIOUS OF AMBULANCE VARIOUS OF PARAMEDICS CHECKING THE SITE POLICEMEN AT SITE AMBULANCE DRIVING AWAY VARIOUS OF ISLAMIC JIHAD MILITANTS AT SITE RESIDENTS GATHERING NEAR BUILDING HIT BY ISRAELI AIR STRIKE AMBULANCE ARRIVING TO HOSPITAL PARAMEDICS TAKING INJURED INTO HOSPITAL AMBULANCE OUTSIDE HOSPITAL VARIOUS OF ROCKETS FIRED FROM GAZA TOWARD ISRAELI TOWN SEEN IN GAZA'S SKYLINE
- Embargoed: 26th November 2019 04:36
- Keywords: Israel Islamic Jihad Gaza Hamas blast violence
- Location: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- City: GAZA CITY, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001B58CCW7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israeli forces killed Baha Abu Al-Atta, a field commander for the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, in a predawn strike on his home in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday (November 12), officials on both sides said.
At least one other person, a woman, was also killed in the blast that ripped through the building in Gaza City's Shejaia district, medical officials said. Two others were wounded.
In a statement, the Israeli military said Prime Minister and Defence Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had authorized the operation against Al-Atta, accusing him of carrying out a recent series of cross-border rocket, drone and sniper attacks and planning more.
Islamic Jihad, in its own statement, confirmed Al-Atta's death and threatened retaliation against Israel and rockets were later fired towards Israel from Gaza.
(Production: Roleen Tafakji/Abed Shana/Arafat Barbakh/Nehad Shana)
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