On Monday morning at 11 AM the IDF spokesperson tweeted that IDF aircraft attacked two terrorists belonging to a long range rocket squad of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip.
לפני זמן קצר תקף כלי טיס של צה”ל שני פעילים ממערך ירי תלול המסלול של ארגון הטרור גא”פ בצפון רצועת עזה. התקיפה בוצעה לטובת הסרת איום מיידי, זוהתה פגיעה pic.twitter.com/QYG7clN30F
— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) November 12, 2019
The precision targeted attack was carried out to remove an immediate threat, and a hit was detected.
Reshet Bet radio reported that at least one of the terrorists, who were riding a motorcycle on their way either to or from a rocket launch, was killed.
The IDF stated earlier that is has not returned to a policy of targeted assassinations of terrorist leaders, and the elimination of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata was a one-off operation.