Gaza (QNN)- Israeli forces targeted the house of Islamic Jihad leader Bahaa Abu Ata in eastern Gaza, murdering him and his wife and injuring others.
Local sources told QNN that a massive explosion shook the house of Abu Ata family this morning while Israeli warplanes were flying over the area.
The sources confirmed that IJ leader Bahaa Abu ata and his wife were murdered in the explosion while others were wounded.
The Israeli army claimed responsibility for the assassination and said that it was performed in cooperation with the Israeli Shin Bet and approval of Netanyahu.
A statement by the Israeli occupation army justified its crime describing Abu Ata as a “time bomb” and accusing him of participating in activities that were carried out by the movement.
‘Israel’ has been routinely violating the ceasefire with Gaza’s resistance factions, killing protesters and leveling lands. However, this is the first time the occupation state directly targets leaders in the resistance, which would open the gates for a new war in the besieged heavily-populated enclave.