According to the Palestinian media, Israel eliminated two Palestinian Islamic Jihad members in an airstrike on Tuesday afternoon. The IDF has denied the report: “No attack by the IDF was carried out in the Gaza Strip.”
PIJ terrorists eliminated Photo credit: Channel 2 News
As the tensions along Israel’s border with Gaza continue to rise, Palestinian media outlets claimed on Tuesday that two Palestinian Islamic Jihad members were eliminated in an Israeli airstrike. The IDF has denied the reports of Israeli involvement.
According to the Palestinian reports, the two members, Hussein Ghazi and Usama Sultan, were on a motorcycle in the Beit Lahia area when they were eliminated. However, it was not immediately confirmed that this incident was an elimination. “Contrary to the Palestinian reports, no attack by the IDF was carried out in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.
Yesterday, several rockets were fired from Gaza toward Israeli territory. The last rocket was fired at around 11:30 PM toward Ashkelon. An Iron Dome battery intercepted the rocket over the city. In response to the rocket fire, IDF tanks and Israeli Air Force fighter jets targeted Hamas posts in northern Gaza.