JERUSALEM (News Agencies) – A senior commander of Gaza Strip militant group Islamic Jihad has been killed in an Israeli air strike, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.In Damascus, Syria says another Israeli air strike killed at least two people including the son of Islamic Jihad leader, Akram al-Ajouri.
The developments serve to escalate significantly tensions between Israel and Gaza militants. Baha Abu al-Ata was killed in the overnight strike on a house in Shajaiyah, in Gaza City. His wife Asma Abu Al-Ata was also killed, while seven others — including children — were injured, Palestinian Ministry of Health officials said.
Information shows us that Several Western countries, including the United States, consider Islamic Jihad a terror organization. Islamic Jihad is the second largest militant group in Gaza after Hamas,Israel holds the group responsible for many rocket attacks launched from Gaza.The Palestinian group is supported by Iran, and has close relations with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.