Palestinian local media published video clips documenting the moment the Israeli warplanes completely destroyed the family home of Baha Abu al-Ata, a leader in the al-Quds Brigades, who was assassinated by Israel in 2019.
“Shehab” news network said that the Israeli warplanes targeted the building located east of Al-Shuja’ia neighborhood, noting that the 5-storey building belonging to Abu Al-Ata’s father was leveled to the ground.
A drone bombed an apartment in the building with two missiles, before it was completely destroyed by three missiles from a warplane.
In November 2019, Israel assassinated Bahaa Abu al-Ata after targeting his house in the Shujaiya neighborhood, which also resulted in the death of his wife and the injury of his two children.
The Israeli forces continue their raids on the Gaza Strip for the fifth day in a row, claiming the lives of 30 Palestinians, including 6 children and 3 women, and injuring about 100 others, some of whom are in serious condition, including 32 children and 17 women, according to the Palestinian News Agency, Wafa.-
A source in the Islamic Jihad told AFP, “The senior commander of the Al-Quds Brigades, Iyad al-Hassani, was martyred in an assassination operation carried out in a Zionist air strike in Gaza City.”-
The Al-Quds Brigades also said, in a statement, that “the Palestinian resistance launched a focused missile strike in two stages,” in response to what it described as “assassinations and the continuation of aggression” against the Palestinian people.
Earlier, Friday, the “Times of Israel” newspaper quoted Admiral Daniel Hajari, a spokesman for the Israeli army, as suggesting that more long-range missiles would be launched from the Gaza Strip, after Israel killed a senior official in the Islamic Jihad movement.
Hajari added that the military campaign being waged by the army is still focusing on the Islamic Jihad movement only.
The Israeli army said that sirens sounded in the area around Jerusalem, on Friday, after the Palestinian factions launched a new set of rockets at Israel.