Photo Credit: Atia Mohammed / Flash 90
Gazan at the scene where an apartment was struck in an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City, on May 12, 2023.

Israeli military forces eliminated a sixth senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist commander on Friday in air strikes on Gaza City.

Iyad al-Husseni (Abu Anas), appointed to replace the terror group’s operations commander eliminated by Israel earlier in the week, was killed along with his adviser, Muhammad Abd al-A’al and a third operative. All were hiding in an apartment in Gaza City’s Nasser neighborhood at the time of the air strike. Ten other terrorists were wounded in the attack.


As of Saturday evening, more than 1,200 rockets were fired at Israel by PIJ since the start of Operation Shield and Arrow this past Tuesday.

Israeli military and intelligence forces have continued to attack critical and offensive military infrastructure across Gaza since the start of the operation, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the campaign would continue “as long as it takes.”

According to the Al Jazeera news outlet, foreign and diplomatic delegations to Gaza were being evacuated in response to the conflict.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.