IAF aircraft struck a terror cell in central Gaza on Sunday afternoon, killing one operative instantly, according to Palestinian sources. Another terrorist died of his wounds at the hospital, and two others were injured.
IDF officials confirmed that the airstrike targeted operatives who earlier launched a mortar shell towards the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported in the shelling.
It appears that the cell belongs to the Mujahideen Shura Council, a Salafist group whose leader, Hisham Saidani, was killed in an Israeli attack on Saturday. Saidani was one of two top operatives belonging to the global jihad movement who were killed in Saturday’s incursion. The two were planning to mount a terrorist attack on Israel and were known to be involved in hostile activity in the past.
Earlier Sunday, an IAF strike on Gaza killed a terrorist belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who was preparing to fire rockets on Israel as well.
Only hours prior to the attack, two rockets that were launched from the Strip exploded in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported.