Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander ‘behind several anti-tank missile terror attacks against Israeli civilians’

Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.


The Israeli military says it killed Hussam Abu Harbid, Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander for the north part of Gaza. Israel Securities Authority and Israel Defense Forces sent fighter jets to Abu Harbid’s location on Monday a little after 1 PM Israel Daylight Time.

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According to a statement from IDF, this was a big step in stopping the “terrorist attacks.” “The ISA and IDF fighter jets thwarted Hasam Abu Harbid, Commander of the Northern Division of the Islamic Jihad,” the statement read. “Abu Harbid was a commander in the organization for over 15 years, and was behind several anti-tank missile terror attacks against Israeli civilians, including the attack from the first day of the Operation, in which a civilian was injured. Additionally, he has consistently led rocket launches against Israel, as well as shooting attacks at IDF soldiers.”

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Yet the Israeli military sees Monday’s targeted attack on Abu Harbid as a success. “He won’t be committing any more terrorist attacks,” IDF tweeted. Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists have been firing thousands of rockets at civilians in Israel and the attacks haven’t stopped in over a week.

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