(Worthy News) – Three senior terrorist leaders were killed in the Gaza Strip overnight as Israel carried out reprisals for daytime rocket attacks last week that injured three foreign workers and sent Israeli citizens scurrying for shelters when their children were coming home from school.
In a raid called “Operation Shield and Arrow,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Shin Bet, Israel’s security agency, targeted 3 top operatives for Islamic Jihad: Khalil Bahitini, 44, commander of the group’s Northern Gaza (al Quds) Division, who coordinated the rocket attacks; Tareq Izzeldeen, 49, a spokesperson who devised plans to carry out terrorist attacks on Israelis in Judea and Samaria; and Jehad Ghanam, 62, who coordinated money flow and weapons transfers with Hamas, the terror group which controls the Gaza Strip.
According to Palestinian sources, 12 Palestinians were killed and 20 injured in the strikes, carried out by 40 aircraft very early Tuesday morining in cities throughout the Gaza Strip. Palestinian Islamic Jihad confirmed the deaths of their leaders along with some of the wives and children. The IDF also struck at least 6 military compounds and command posts. [ Source: CBN News (Read More…) ]