Israel strikes on Gaza kill 8, including senior militant

The Peninsula Qatar

: The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have killed at least eight people, including a five-year-old girl, and wounded another 40.

Islamic Jihad said Taiseer al-Jabari, its commander for northern Gaza, was among those killed. He had succeeded another militant killed in an airstrike in 2019.

Israel said it was targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group in response to an “imminent threat” following the arrest of a senior militant in the occupied West Bank earlier this week.

A blast could be heard in Gaza City, where smoke poured out of the seventh floor of a tall building on Friday afternoon…


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