Islamic Jihad commander killed in Rafah: Israeli army

Jerusalem, May 5 (UNI) The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Saturday that Aiman Zaarab, a senior commander of the Islamic Jihad Rafah Brigade, was killed in an airstrike on the southernmost Gazan city of Rafah.

Zaarab directed the Islamic Jihad’s elite forces during the Oct. 7 onslaught on Kibbutz Sufa and the Sufa military post bordering the Gaza Strip, said the IDF in a statement.

Zaarab had “commanded and directed” several attacks, and over the past few days, he led the Islamic Jihads’ preparations for a combat in the southern Gaza Strip against the Israeli military, according to the statement.

Along with Zaarab, two other Islamic Jihad operatives were killed during the strike, the IDF added.

Leave a Reply