Way to go Israel! Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that Israel was responsible for the aerial attack against Al-Ata, who it described as a “senior Islamic Jihad commander” who was responsible for “numerous terrorist attacks and rocket attacks against the State of Israel in recent months and who intended to immediately carry out further attacks.”
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) November 12, 2019
IDF Confirms: Islamic Jihad Leader Abu Al-Ata Assassinated In Gaza
The IDF reinforced its troops and prepared for multiple possible situations. Shelters in Ashkelon were opened and school was canceled as a “severe security event.” Ashdod is in a state of emergency.
By Jerusalem Post, November 11, 2019:
Israel has confirmed that it assassinated Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Leader Bahaa Abu Al-Ata in Gaza.
The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that Israel was responsible for the aerial attack against Al-Ata, who it described as a “senior Islamic Jihad commander” who was responsible for “numerous terrorist attacks and rocket attacks against the State of Israel in recent months and who intended to immediately carry out further attacks.”
The operation against Al-Ata was approved by the IDF Chief-of-Staff, the head of the Shin Bet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the security cabinet. Netanyahu also serves as Israel’s Defense Minister.
The PIJ confirmed that Abu Al-Ata was killed, as well.
BREAKING: We just targeted Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza, Baha Abu Al Ata.
Al Ata was directly responsible for hundreds of terror attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 12, 2019
صورة للمنزل الذي وقع فيه الانفجار شرق غزة الآن. pic.twitter.com/6ctNxgu1WC
— وكالة سوا الإخبارية (@palsawa) November 12, 2019
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